How to help kids fundraise with our Good Soap
Many of us have helped out with local fundraisers, whether for our children’s school camp, new equipment for a sports team, or a young person we know starting an exciting new venture.
Fundraising brings communities together and taking part gives you an opportunity to show children how they can have fun by helping others while learning to be part of a team.
Sweet things are often the product of choice, but we’ve got a healthier alternative that’s just as ‘sweet’. Our Good Soap for a Good Cause comes in two yummy scents, lemongrass, and grapefruit & mint. They’re delivered in easy to carry cartons, and a dollar from each sale goes to your fundraising cause.
The Grapefruit & Mint has a nice frame design on the soap box, ready for personalising with a message or drawing, making these a great gift.
It’s good to have something cool to sell when kids are fundraising, but it also helps to read up on how to make your fundraising efforts successful.
Here are our top ten tips. Please leave a comment below if you have any ideas to add!
1. Clearly define the good cause you’d like to fundraise for.
2. Plan your time frame and set a date. Two weeks is our suggested amount of time.
3. Organise a team and get parents involved by sharing your good cause and fundraising goal. You can check out our letter templates to help you out with approaching potential team members.
4. Make sure everyone involved knows all of the background information and details prior to the project starting so that they can confidently talk about the fundraiser to supporters.
5. Determine how much money you need to raise and how many fundraising carry cases are required to reach your goal. To help work this out you can use our profit calculator below:
6. Choose a project leader. This person will be responsible for keeping track of the carry cases allocated to each participant and recording the money returned. You can download our handy tally sheet to help you keep track.
7. Ensure each of your team are allocated the stock they need. You can also give them a seller’s flyer as a reminder on information about the product and how to introduce themselves to potential customers.
8. Use an incentive for selling product to motivate your team. You could have a prize gifted to the person who sells the most soap. It’s also important to recognise the input of everyone in your team- you can use our certificate template to put together an award for each member.
9. Safety is important when it comes to projects with kids. Make sure an adult is available to supervise children who are out in the community seeking fundraising support.
10. Most importantly, have fun! Fundraising is a great opportunity to get to know new members of your community, so do what you can to organize elements of the project as a team, making the experience more enjoyable.
To get started, you can place your Good Soap orders here.