to Make Your Bake Sale
Fund Raiser A Sweet Success
a little planning,
your bake sale fund raiser
can be a piece of cake...
a great way great way to make some extra dough for your worthy
cause! Bake sales can be simple or extravagant. They may include
different themes that you can host for different venues. Plus,
there are all kinds of ways for children to help which
makes this as much fun as profitable.
follow these expert tips and suggestions for organizing the most
successful bake sale ever ...
Timing: Make it easy and fun for people to attend by scheduling
your bake sale around an event hosted by your organization.
This gives neighbors and organization members a chance to support
the bake sale effort, too.
The more people who know about the bake sale ahead of time,
If the organization has a newsletter, take a small
ad out a month ahead of time. If the newsletter is in email
format, get permission to send out an invite to the same recipients
of the e-newsletter (note: email is free!) Also don't forget
fliers that can be posted around the neighborhood a week before
the scheduled date.
Make sure to include all pertinent information about the bake
sale. Double check dates and times. Plan a rain date if it is
scheduled for outdoors. Most importantly, clearly state the
good cause the bake sale is supporting.
and Volunteering: A successful bake sale is not a one-person
show. Whether they're creating fliers, doing the baking, or
staffing the tables, every contributor counts and is vital.
Assign each task to compliment the skills of each volunteer
and convey to all the importance of the event. When everyone
steps up, the organization will benefit.
Packaging and Pricing: Make tiny samples for some of the
goodies. If they try it and like it, customers are bound to
buy it. Keep things in categories and make it easier for people
to navigate your tables. For example, present cookies with cookies
and pies with pies.
A very important part of your bake sale presentation are ingredient
cards. This helps alleviate having to repeat the ingredients
of various recipes and helps people with allergies know which
baked goods they need to avoid.
there are some store-bought products, think "outside
the box" and rearrange them on a decorative platter or
repackage them. A box of cookies, for example, can be separated
into baggies of three. A coffee cake can be cut into squares,
wrapped and sold individually.
Brightly colored cellophane and decorative tins are great
eye catchers. Encourage purchases that can be given as gifts.
Some people may not have a sweet tooth, but they might have
a sweetheart that does!
that people like to think they are getting a deal. If prices
are too high, your profits will be low. Make it a win-win
situation for everyone and your bake sale is sure to be a
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are must-haves but somehow seem to slip under the radar.