Celebrate Your Independence! With Fireworks Popcorn

2 Jul

On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with a day of festivities – often centered around fireworks and food!

Popcorn is the perfect snack for your outdoor activities – so why not sweeten up your parades, games, barbecues, and picnics with a delicious and nutritious treat?

This recipe for Fireworks Popcorn isn’t just a great snack for celebrating Independence Day, it also come with a little kick – a surprise popping sensation guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds!

Use Popcorn Palace’s gourmet popcorn as the base for this sweet treat, and you’ll experience an explosion of happiness which will last long after the fireworks have ended – and keep the kids talking about your 4th of July celebration for years to come!

HOW TO MAKE FIREWORKS POPCORN

You’ll need just a few ingredients to get started!

To prepare, line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Follow the directions on the package to heat your white chocolate, stirring frequently to make sure it melts evenly, and does not burn. While the chocolate is heating, pour the popcorn into a large mixing bowl, leaving plenty of room for stirring.

Once the chocolate has melted to a smooth consistency, pour it over the popcorn, using a rubber spatula to toss until the popcorn is evenly coated. Toss in one pack of PopRocks, and stir again. Then, spread your coated popcorn in an even layer on the pre-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle it with your remaining PopRocks, and then place the sheet in the freezer for 2-3 minutes (this will help your chocolate harden faster).

Remove from the freezer, and break into bite-sized chunks. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container until it’s time for your fireworks! (Please note – PopRocks will have the most popping power when this popcorn is fresh – so prepare it as close to the fun as possible!)

If you want to kick the fun up another notch, let the kids create their own popcorn bags, and decorate with fun red-white-and-blue designs, or 4th of July motifs.

No time for homemade treats? Simply order your gourmet tin from Popcorn Palace, and add some popcorn pizzazz with these DIY printable popcorn cones or these cute 4th of July-themed labels.

For more healthy snacking ideas for your 4th of July celebration, or to check out tips and tricks designed to make your summer fundraiser a hit, visit the rest of the Popcorn Palace blog!

5 Steps to Start Fundraising Today

26 Jun

Starting a fundraiser can be an intimidating task. It requires a lot of organization, creativity, resources, and planning to be successful. We’ve narrowed the process down into 5 easy steps that will pop life into your fundraising goals.

Step 1: Determine Your Fundraising Goals

A good place to start is with the end goal in mind. Ask yourself – how much money do I want to raise and how much time do I have to raise it? Raising $2,000 in 5 weeks is easier than raising $5,000 in 2 weeks. Understanding the answers to these two questions will give you the scope needed to organize your fundraising goals.

Step 2: Write a Simple Business Plan

To achieve your goals, you need a plan. Structure the business plan around your target audience. Consider who you’re asking funds from and why your fundraiser matters to them. Make note of your resources – such as time, materials, startup money, and helpers. Understanding your audiences and your resources will help you build the infrastructure needed to achieve your fundraising goals.

Step 3: Pick a Fundraiser

Connecting your target market to your goals makes the fundraiser happen. This is where you determine how you will be raising money. There are three types of fundraisers: Appeal Fundraising, Event Fundraising, and Product Fundraising. All three fundraisers are unique in their method of fundraising.

Appeal Fundraising is most beneficial when your target market is able to make large donations when you reach out to them. The costs of Appeal Fundraising are minimal and fundraising can start immediately. However, Appeal Fundraising can be difficult because you are asking for a donation without an exchange.

Event Fundraising can be a fun opportunity for the entire community. Money can be raised through participation in benefit concerts, walk-a-thons, talent shows, and dinner fundraisers. It’s important to consider the amount of resources needed in an Event Fundraiser. Upfront costs can vary dramatically and the amount of time needed to plan the event can take months.

Product Fundraising, like we do at Popcorn Palace, is the most predictable of the three types of fundraisers. Money is raised from the profits made on the sale of a product. Depending on the company you partner with or the product you are selling, upfront costs and preparation are minimal. We require no up-front costs, and our partners make 50% profit on each item.

Step 4: Make Contact and Start Organizing

After picking the type of fundraiser you want to do, contact organizations that you’d like to partner with for more information. Start organizing your team that will help you with the fundraiser. Gather your resources and start fundraising.

If you’re working with a school or youth organization, we’ve written a blog post containing resources and documents you’ll need to better manage your fundraiser. You can read about it here.

Step 5: Put the Fun in Fundraising

Don’t forget to have fun! Fundraising is a great way to unite a community for a good cause. Make the experience memorable for your community and it’ll bring smiles all around! If you need any help with fundraising ideas or advice, read our blog articles for helpful fundraising tips or contact Popcorn Palace today!

Resources and Documents for Better Popcorn Fundraising

18 Jun

Organizing and managing a successful fundraiser takes time and energy. We’ve collected a list of different documents that might help you along the way.

Permission Slips: If you’re working in a youth organization, making sure everyone is informed and onboard is essential. Have a clear and informative permission slip template that the participating children can take home to their parents. Parents can sign off and have all relevant information. You can also include helpful information for how parents can support their kids and the organization in general.

Fundraising Policies: If you’re an organization that needs to do fundraisers on a regular basis, then you need to draft fundraising policies, which would include best practices for management, accountability, and transparency. Your policies should include everything you’ve learned from your history of fundraising and very detailed information on your organization’s principles, solicitation rules, and use of fundraising funds—just to name a few. You can read through different fundraiser’s policy examples online to help you draft your own.

Direct Mail Fundraising Letter: We recommend that you also write a direct mail fundraising letter. They introduce your campaign and product to your relevant audience. What you write in the letter is really dependent on the type of fundraiser you are doing and who your audience is. We’ve written a more in-depth guide to the direct mail fundraising letter, and you can read more about it here on this blog post.

Posters: Successful fundraisers incorporate energetic and stylish announcements. Create a variety of different posters to post in your organization and in surrounding communities. If you’re doing a school fundraiser, put posters up in the classroom to inspire your students and put posters up throughout the entire school, so everyone knows about the fundraiser! You can also ask local stores, if they’d be willing to put up a poster in their business. Simple marketing can take your fundraisers to new levels!

Record keepers: If you’re doing a product oriented fundraiser, then you’ll definitely have all of your sales sheets. This is necessary to keep track of who orders what, so the right fundraising products can be delivered to the right people. Along with these sales sheets, you can use an overall record keeper to track your entire group’s sales. You can use very clean and practical record keepers (an easy excel spreadsheet can be ideal) or you can use a large, graphic oriented record keepers (like a poster) to inspire your organization with big visuals and interactive possibilities.

Thank you letters: Don’t forget to offer gratitude for everyone that helps make your fundraiser a success. Create thank you letters for the parents, community members, managers, and the participants themselves. Templates can help you, but putting a customized and personal touch to each letter can make them stand out.

What can fundraising teach you? One last thought… if you’re working with students then you can turn fundraising into helpful life lessons. You can create lessons about what fundraisers teach students—from financial lessons to goal setting and marketing. You can also ask your students to create their own fundraising documents about how they feel about the process and what they’ve learned.

Here at Popcorn Palace, we want to help you with all of your fundraising needs. If you want examples of fundraising documents that we send to organizations, please contact us. We’d love to help you on your fundraising journey.

Fundraising in the Summer

11 Jun

June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere. Summer is famous for kid activities, sunshine, swimming, and BBQs. We’re looking forward to a break from the school year and a little bit of camping. We’re also preparing to help with important fundraising opportunities and activities that happen during summer.

Hot Summer Fundraising Highlights

Summer Fundraising for Sports

Sports are usually divided into sports seasons. What games can we look forward to during summer? You’ll see activity on the baseball field since games started in spring and continue throughout the summer. You can also catch volleyball games at the beach. But by far the most sports activity takes place in the water during summer. Swimming, diving, and sailing benefit from the hot weather.

Summer sports teams can take advantage of their popularity and begin a summer fundraiser to support uniforms, training, travel experience, equipment, and more. Sports are expensive, but important to kids, participants, and fans alike. Youth sports in particular need extra involvement and support, and fundraising can help.

Summer Fundraising for Camps

Many of our favorite childhood memories are from camps we attended during our precious summer months. There are summer camps for a wide variety of interests including adventure, academics, church and sports. They teach kids to be active and creative. They reap important physical and emotional benefits, and sometimes create lifelong friendships.

Summer camps do such fundamental good for children, but they can be very expensive. Some summer camps try to offset expenses with community support. Fundraising for summer camps can provide scholarships for families that don’t have extra money, so more deserving kids can go.

Summer Fundraising for Charities

Summer is also an excellent opportunity for charity organizations to host important activities to raise awareness and money for really valuable causes. So what events should you keep your eye out for?

Many organizations host walkathons and other types of marathons to get the community involved. Some of the most famous are breast cancer walks and runs where breast cancer organizations offer inspiring local events throughout the country. Skin cancer organizations also take the opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of the summer sun.

Many charity organizations—from healthcare to music centers and cultural organizations—also throw summer galas, inviting people to dress to the nines, mingle with friends, and celebrate important accomplishments.

Take Advantage of the Summer with Effective Fundraising

Summer is a popular time for fundraising because everyone can take advantage of the weather and the outdoors. If you need to plan a fundraiser during the summer, we can help you with plans and effective organization at Popcorn Palace. Please contact us if you have any questions about summer fundraisers. And remember, if you don’t have a fundraiser to organize, we encourage you to support your favorite organizations.

Is Butter Flavored Popcorn Bad For Your Health?

5 Jun

Popcorn has long been a favorite option for healthy snacking, though it has recently been receiving quite a bit of negative news coverage. Recent scrutiny of commercially-used artificial butter flavoring (specifically, a chemical called diacetyl) has kicked up quite a bit of controversy about the health benefits of popcorn.

At Popcorn Palace, we believe your health comes first – and we’d love to shed some light on the subject.

To start, diacetyl is a chemical included in microwave or theatre popcorn – it’s that buttery-yellow substance which gives microwave popcorn it’s distinctive aroma. A byproduct of the fermentation process of butter, beer, and vinegar, diacetyl is also synthetically produced for use by food companies, because of its irresistible flavor and smell.

Better safe, than sorry.

Recent studies have linked diacetyl to lung damage (caused by breathing its vapors) as well as potential brain-related health risks. It is currently unclear whether eating foods containing diacetyl (which is used in both microwave and theatre popcorn, as well as other snack foods and baked goods) might increase the risk of developing brain-related issues such as Alzheimer’s disease.

The concerns are significant enough that companies have already begun removing diacetyl from use. Still, removing diacetyl from microwave and theatre popcorn doesn’t necessarily make it safe – as several substitute ingredients are also suspected to hold negative impact on consumer health.

So, is buttered popcorn still okay to eat?

The short answer is, yes – as long as it is made with real butter, or other natural ingredients, such as those used by Popcorn Palace. Our products contain no artificial additives or flavorings, ever – so you can rest assured that our products are a safe and healthy snacking alternative.

Our delicious gourmet treats are prepared using the finest natural ingredients. We use high-quality popcorn, and celebrate its natural flavor by highlighting it with the best mix-ins – crafting custom flavors with integrity. We preserve the naturally occurring qualities of popcorn (which is high in body-friendly whole grains, fiber, and antioxidants) by producing our popcorn in small batches – so that you can experience this healthy snack in all of its glory!

So, popcorn lovers rejoice! You don’t have to give up this crunchy and satisfying snack. Just dump the artificially-flavored popcorn, just take a look at Popcorn Palace for delicious and healthy popcorn snacks.

Smart Questions for Fundraising Strategy

29 May

With recent cuts to federal and state budgets drastically reducing educational funding, your school’s fundraising efforts are becoming more and more important. The responsibility of generating financial support for school programs and projects is falling to parents, teachers, and volunteers – who often have little to no fundraising experience. Because of this, the creation of a cohesive fundraising strategy is often overlooked.

The following questions are designed to help you analyze your fundraising strategy – so you can devote your time and energy to the activities and efforts which best meet the needs of your educational institution. If your school already has a fundraising plan, these questions can be applied to evaluate its effectiveness, and help you create or strengthen your existing fundraising guidelines.

Why you are raising funds?

Your fundraising efforts should be focused on the problem you hope to resolve, or the needs and opportunities you hope to meet with the funds collected. Raising funds to purchase new playground equipment is great – but the real reason you are raising those funds is to allow children to play safely, and promote their health by encouraging them to exercise. By emphasizing the reasons behind your goals, you’ll help your fundraising team and donors understand your purpose, define how the money raised will be used, and provide a connection between your goals and fundraising efforts.

What values do you share with your donors?

In the example above, your school’s efforts would be supporting the health and safety of students. Your best prospective donors would be those who also hold interest in supporting those efforts – for instance, the parents or grandparents of your students, or a community organization which is focused on teaching kids healthy exercise habits. Ask your fundraising team to brainstorm, and identify any local organizations or individuals known to share the values which define your efforts – and you’ll find yourself connecting with donors who are already inspired to support your cause.

Do your efforts align with your values?

It is essential that your fundraising strategy reflect the values of your goal, or it may be counterproductive. For example, a cake walk to support the purchase of your playground equipment (which aims to promote the healthy habits of students) would be inappropriate – where the sale of healthy snacks, such as those offered in a Popcorn Palace fundraiser, would be perfectly suited to support your efforts. Making sure that your fundraising activities and efforts align with your ultimate goals and values is important to donors – and to the success of your campaign.

What will your fundraiser cost?

A comprehensive fundraising strategy needs to take the cost of fundraising activities into consideration. If your fundraiser is centered around product sales, make sure you are clear on any up-front or out-of-pocket costs before committing. You should also take into consideration additional costs such as posters or flyers, prizes, or awards, when determining your campaign budget, and cost per dollar raised. Revisiting these numbers after your campaign is completed will help you refine your fundraising strategy for future efforts, as well.

Are your fundraising partners operating in their integrity?

Partnering with corporations or other organizations is a great fundraising strategy, and can be an effective way to raise additional support for your campaign. It helps you demonstrate wide support for your efforts, and can help you raise additional awareness about your educational organization’s needs. Still, you should carefully assess any company or organization considered for partnership before beginning your campaign, in order to ensure that their values align with your own, and that they are operating in their integrity. Aligning with a business who’s efforts or practices are in conflict with your goals could be detrimental to your campaign – but a strong partnership with an organization whose values and goals reflect your own can offer an incredible boost, and reinforce your fundraising efforts.

How will this campaign benefit your community?

Whenever possible, explain how the accomplishment of your school’s goals will positively impact your community. When you can help others understand how their contributions directly affect their community on a wider scale, you’ll gain greater support, and pave the way for their willing participation.

While these questions aren’t the only things to consider, you can use them to hone your fundraising strategy, educate your community, and prepare volunteers and students for interacting with potential donors. By focusing on your school’s goals, and the values they support, you’ll allow your donors the opportunity to contribute to your campaign in a way that makes them feel valued and connected.

For more information on how Popcorn Palace can help you launch a fundraising campaign which supports the health and well being of your students, with no out-of-pocket cost – contact our fundraising team, and we’ll help you get started on the path to fundraising success!

Competition vs. Cooperation: Which Gets Better Fundraising Results?

19 May

Are you organizing a fundraiser for kids, and you’re wondering whether to make it a competitive or cooperative fundraiser? You should start by asking yourself which is better for the members involved and which would raise more money. Before you begin your fundraiser, compare the pros and cons of each.

Competition

Many fundraisers are designed to be competitions and with good reason. Some students get inspired and energized trying to outdo each other in school fundraisers – some kids have really competitive spirits.

Using this as a healthy advantage can lead to excellent results with fundraisers. If the kids are not yet at an age where they care about or understand the financial side of things, set other goals they can focus on. For example, choose a number of items each child is expected to sell. Keep a tally with stickers on a decorated poster.

For older kids who do understand the finances, directly setting monetary goals lets them be more involved in the fundraising, and they can track what percentage of the overall fundraiser they’re bringing in by themselves. For further incentive, offer a small prize to the one who raises the most.

You don’t want any angry or hurt feelings between anybody involved, so you have to find a balance of friendly and competitive. If you succeed, you can achieve fantastic results. To make the most of this, try a few of these tips:

  • Regularly meet to compare sales and numbers. Merely knowing there is a number to aim for helps, but having a time to review how each team member is doing keeps everyone on their toes.
  • Make sure to make the goal easily measurable.
  • Keep the end prize something fun but not over the top.
  • Always be positive about everyone’s efforts. If you keep the tone light and friendly, kids will follow with the tone you set.
  • Make sure the focus is always kept on the end goal and what they will be able to be accomplished with the funds.

Cooperation

If you feel your group isn’t well suited for competition, than cooperation is a better option. Cooperation has its advantages. Where competition can foster individual successes, cooperation can teach your group to work with each other to achieve the same goal. You can use this as an opportunity to teach kids about teamwork and sharing successes, and some people just do better in a cooperative environment because it’s friendly and less stressful.

Fundraising is really well suited for cooperation because your members have the same end goal in common: raising money to do something awesome with the funds.

There are multiple choices for how to organize a cooperative fundraiser. You can focus on teamwork and working in groups. Either set teammates early on, so they’re working together in their small groups throughout the fundraiser, or organize teams and consistently change up the members, so it is less likely they will get competitive in their groups.

You can also organize larger group events, so everyone is working together with the same opportunities. Some kids can work booths, while others raise awareness for the organization. Some kids can help set up, and some kids can help break down the booth at the end. This way, kids are responsible for more than just sales. They all pitch in in different ways.

Some final tips for cooperative fundraising:

  • Regularly meet to talk about the group goals and what you are doing together to achieve them.
  • Tally success as a group and don’t track individual contribution.
  • Offer a group prize for everyone when the fundraising is finished, like a pizza party.

Competition and cooperation both have their merits and can each drive great results. Choosing one over the other depends on the people involved and what your ultimate goal is.

At Popcorn Palace, we love to talk fundraising. If you need any help with an upcoming fundraiser, than read through more blog articles for helpful fundraising tips or contact Popcorn Palace today.

 

 

Guidelines for Successful Fundraising

12 May

When fundraising for your school, team, or charitable organization, you’ll likely be relying on the participation of volunteers, PTO/PTA members, and your students parents to get the bulk of your work done. Whether your fundraiser involves the sale of Popcorn Palace’s delicious and nutritious gourmet snacks, or the planning of another fundraising event – your team needs a great fundraising strategy to help them succeed in raising the funds your organization needs.

Working with a group of students or volunteers is different than working with a paid staff. Though they may be enthusiastic, and have access to a wide range of community members and social contacts, they need to feel supported and appreciated, in order to remain motivated. Here, our fundraising experts outline some simple guidelines of fundraising strategy, intended to assist you in organizing your volunteer efforts:

Provide volunteer training

The best way to support your volunteer team is to hold a pre-fundraising orientation, in which you outline your goals, fundraising strategy, and expectations. Share any specifics you’d like them to keep in mind, and let them ask any relevant questions. You can also let them know exactly who to contact if they run into any issues, snags, or concerns. By taking the time to help familiarize your volunteers with your unique goals, you’ll help them focus their efforts, and ensure their satisfaction – and happy volunteers make better fundraisers!

Provide materials (and ongoing support!)

In addition to training, make sure your team has everything they need to be successful. Provide your volunteer team with printed copies of your training and orientation outline, along with a healthy supply of the items they will need to fundraise – including Popcorn Palace brochures, order forms, donor envelopes, annual reports for your organization, or information regarding where donations will be spent (such as images of team uniforms, equipment which will be purchased, and so forth).  Also, be sure to provide ongoing support, by scheduling frequent volunteer check-ins, or providing a volunteer “hotline” for questions which arise throughout the campaign.

Be open to creativity

While you should outline the basics protocol and standards of fundraising for your school or organization, don’t stifle the creativity of your fundraising team. Stay open to the new angles and ideas presented by enthusiastic volunteers, and you may find their feedback helps you expand your fundraising strategy to incorporate new angles and opportunities.

Keep track of progress

Make sure each individual has a clear handle on the tasks they are expected to accomplish, and stay in close touch with your volunteers throughout your campaign. Keep track of your progress, and make sure to offer support to volunteers who may be faltering. Your ongoing support, encouragement, and attention to detail will ensure the success of your campaign!

Appreciate your volunteers

Remember, your volunteers are here to support your efforts – not because they have to, but because they want to. Make sure your team feels appreciated, by expressing your gratitude and thanks throughout the process. By providing them with ongoing praise and recognition for their efforts, you’ll find yourself with a dedicated team of volunteers – who return to support you, year after year!

For more information on fundraising strategy, and how to successfully organize and support your volunteer team, feel free to contact Popcorn Palace. Our fundraising experts are available to provide you with the information and support you need to make sure your campaign is a hit – year after year!

Celebrating Your Successful Fundraiser

28 Apr

Imagine your Popcorn Palace fundraiser is complete – and it was, of course, an amazing success! Now, it’s time to celebrate your accomplishments, by acknowledging and honoring all of the students and volunteers who have supported your school, along the way.

There are many different ways to reward volunteers and participants – but your fundraising team deserves the best. Why not celebrate their achievements (and encourage future participation) by throwing them the ultimate fundraising celebration?

To help make your fundraising celebration memorable, and keep your participants pumped for future events, the fundraising team at Popcorn Palace offers these great tips for honoring your VIPs:

  • Invite friends and family who participated in your fundraiser to a VIP event. Offer delicious and nutritious low-cost snacks.
  • Host a formal rewards ceremony, where top fundraisers or VIP volunteers receive their awards and prizes, alongside a personal acknowledgment of their contribution to the campaign. If a rewards budget was not included in your original fundraiser, solicit donations from local businesses, and hand out door prizes to attendees.
  • Provide personalized thank you certificates (or cards), signed by members of the team or club benefiting from your fundraiser (or school or organizational staff). You can also honor top collectors by listing their names on your website – both are low-cost options for expressing your gratitude!
  • Showcase your achievements. If you’ve successfully collected the funds needed to install new playground equipment, plan your celebration alongside the unveiling – or show a slide presentation or video which describes future improvements.
  • Make your VIPs feel like stars. Put together a highlight reel of your fundraising efforts, and watch it as a team. Students and volunteers will be excited to see themselves participating – and it will emphasize the importance of every individual’s unique efforts.
  • Show off. If the funds you’ve collected support the science club, offer a VIP viewing of the Science Fair. If the funds support your dance or cheer team, include a performance as part of your celebration. You’ll help students and volunteers connect their efforts to real results – very rewarding!
  • Close with a toast, and express your sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who participated – your thanks will go a long way with those who are considering participating again, next year!

Following these tips will help you express your gratitude, honor the achievements of your fundraising team, and make your fundraising celebration unforgettable! For more information on how Popcorn Palace can help your school or organization meet your financial goals, contact our fundraising team, today – and you’ll be on your way to the ultimate celebration!

 

5 Tips for Fundraising Leadership

21 Apr

You stepped up to lead a school organization because you love the topic… whether it’s band, cheer, sports, or academics. You know what you’re doing when it comes to managing the kids and inspiring them to work harder and have fun. But embracing the fundraising aspect of an organization can be a lot harder, even if it is fundamental.

Many organization leaders have had bad experience with previous fundraisers. They cost too much to get started. They didn’t work or they took too much time away from important practice or other activities. Fundraisers don’t have to be complicated and overly time-consuming to be successful.

In this article, we’ll provide you with 5 tips to help you with fundraising leadership, so you can lead your organization to fundraising success.

Research

The first step is to find out how much you really need to raise. This might seem obvious, but we see a number of groups that don’t know the specific dollar amount they need. It doesn’t have to be down to the cent, but you really need an approximate amount. Raising money is always helpful to an organization, but knowing what you need makes the fundraiser significantly more relatable—for members and funders. Progress without purpose doesn’t work as well.

Conquer Your Fear of Sales

Money can be an uncomfortable topic, but fundraising is sales. If you’re more comfortable talking to people about your organization’s goals, the money you need to achieve them, and what you’re selling then you can translate that comfort to your members. Have a firm idea of what your sales pitch is and be sincere and specific, so you can be proud of your fundraiser.

Be Supportive

You’re a valuable part of the fundraiser, even if your members are the ones doing the actual selling or service. Be ready to answer questions, help students that struggle with the fundraiser, and celebrate every win—big or small.

Keep on top of tracking

Don’t leave fundraiser tracking for the very end. If you do, the numbers will be overwhelming, and it’ll take so much time to tally and organize, that members and funders will feel disconnected by the time they hear the results. There are super fun ways to keep track – such as a fundraising thermometer that you color in at the end of every week.  Whether you decide to track publicly or privately in a spreadsheet is up to you—as long as you stay on top of it.

Find Your Own Support

Lastly, don’t take too much on your own shoulders without support. Being a fundraising leader is awesome, but it can get overwhelming fast. Form a committee, so you have different people handling different tasks. Or have multiple adult volunteers that can act as fundraising mentors for the kids. Make sure the school is on board, and ask advice from anyone else that has run a similar fundraiser.

At Popcorn Palace, we’re fundraising experts and we want to show you the support you need to step up your game in fundraising leadership. We offer tons of fundraising advice on our blog, and you can always contact us for more information on how to start a fundraiser of your own.

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