Waiting until the last minute to finalize your fundraiser is a mistake that’s easy to make and easy to avoid. Not only does this delay those much-needed dollars from rolling in, but it also can affect the overall success of your fundraiser. Fundraising tends to be seasonal, which is why starting early is critical. When it comes to fundraising, timing is everything, and here are the top five benefits of booking your fundraiser as soon as possible.
1. Get the Best Selling Dates
Oftentimes, school clubs and groups don’t want to fundraise at the same time as other clubs and groups in the same school. If you live in a small town, you may also want to avoid fundraising at the same time as other schools in your neighborhood. Your local fundraising specialist can work with you and let you know which weeks are already “booked” by other organizations in your area. The sooner you finalize your order, the sooner you can select a delivery date that has very little competition.
2. Avoid Fundraising Fatigue
Fundraising fatigue happens when your students, teachers, school, and community become exhausted by supporting so many different fundraisers. Typically, the very first fundraiser of the school year has the highest participation rate, as everyone is energized and more willing to support a good cause. Luckily, there’s no such thing as chocolate fatigue. People are happy to pay $1 or $2 for our delicious chocolate, no matter how many other fundraisers they’ve supported in the past.
3. More Time to Plan the Details
The best fundraisers take time to plan. By booking your fundraiser early, you’ll have more time to assemble your team of volunteers and more time to work with your rep to create an awesome prize program. You may even have enough time to personalize your chocolate cases with your organization name and logo. Here’s the perfect checklist to help you plan all of the details for your fundraiser.
4. More Time to Build Excitement
It’s no secret, motivated sellers sell more chocolate, which is why booking early gives you more time to promote the fundraiser and build anticipation. Aside from having a great kickoff assembly, you can hang posters around the school and use our fundraising social media promo kit to get your sellers pumped up before the chocolate even gets delivered.
5. Peace of Mind
Once your fundraiser is booked and all the details are handled, you’ll feel a wave of relief. Instead of scrambling at the very last minute, you can sit back, relax, and wait for your chocolate to arrive. Our fundraising program wraps up in as little as two weeks, so the sooner you start, the sooner you can reach your fundraising goal with World’s Finest Chocolate. Don't wait, start planning your next fundraiser today!