PTA/PTO parents and fundraising groups change every year
and so do the geeky and technical talents of your team. FundMonkey provides a dependable level of
consistency that may be replicated year over year ensuring your groups success
regardless of their skill sets.
Another key element, in order to maintain consistency, is
a dedicated Event Committee to manage the details of the event. This committee will be responsible for
all the decisions regarding when, where and how your fundraising event will
be held. These details are important
if you want to duplicate and improve upon your year over year success.
Many groups are successful with a four member/couples
event committee that required a two year term commitment. After the first year, two of the four
committee members/couples will step down, and two more committee members will
Adding two new committee members every year will keep
people from getting burned out and allow their ideas and energy to add to the
success of your event.
The event committee will be responsible for:
an activity as the basis for your fundraising campaign: walk-a-thon,
read-a-thon, bowling etc…
the participants for the event (applies mainly to schools)
the event location
the route, if necessary
up and scheduling volunteers
the event license on-line (requires a credit card or can be pre-paid with a
check by downloading our registration form)
the FundMonkey web page
Pledge codes by adding event participants into the Event Management section
of the web page and e-mailing their unique pledge codes to them.
local businesses for their support (donations or prizes) with mailings and follow up phone calls
t-shirts and other materials
the kickoff meeting at the beginning of the campaign.
weekly donation/pledge collections.
the details of the actual event.
Remember to delegate certain activities to volunteers, you
can't do it all yourself.
Each FundMonkey fundraiser is unique, be prepared for
other variables as they arise.