Since fundraisers are best contained within a limited time frame, you really want to hit the ground running. One of the best ways to do that is with an effective kick-off meeting.
This kick-off meeting marks the official beginning of the fundraiser, and the students should leave armed with all the information, products, supplies (and enthusiasm) they need to begin selling right away. Here are some tips to help make your kick-off meeting the most effective it can be.
Keep It Short
Whether you have a large assembly or a small team huddle, you’ll want to keep your kick-off meeting short. Try to keep your info dump to around 5 minutes, and if you choose, spend a few more minutes on an activity that will help them remember the information.
A kick-off meeting is best paired with supplementary written information they can take home and share with parents. That way, you can spend less time explaining the nitty gritty details of what and how to sell, and more time getting them excited and motivated to participate.
Focus on the Essentials
Now before you go crazy thinking ALL the information – including every date and detail – is important enough to warrant memorization, think of your audience. The younger the students or athletes, the less you should require them to remember. Stick with the basics:[Continue Reading]