Before you throw yourself into your next fundraiser you’ll want to strategize your dates and timeline to ensure ultimate success!
Our campaigns run about one month: 21 days to sell and 10 days to fill the order. This means that you’ll want to pick a seller pick up date first and then work “backward” to decide when you should start your fundraiser.
Here are 3 tips to help you choose an ideal timeline:
Workaround major holidays and follow a school schedule
Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas/Holiday Break, Family Day weekend, Easter, Spring Break, May long weekend are all times where family and friends will gather.
This means a great selling opportunity to those potential supporters to a fundraiser.
Consider commencing your fundraiser about 4 weeks prior to any of those scheduled holidays or long weekends.
Use our calendar cheat sheet to help you plan:
We all know that fundraising is timely – but consider your sellers as their timing is essential to making it a success.
Remember that for sellers to be able to reach their supporters, they will need time and time to deliver their orders once they arrive.
Weekends can be a good
Weekends are a time where everyone, including sellers are out and about. This is a time of opportunity where you can mention and share details about your fundraiser.
As an organizer, don’t be afraid to send a reminder just before a weekend. It often results in sales and profits.