Today I have been organising fundraising with schools through my book. So far I have only contacted local schools, and not as many as I was hoping to contact today, but that’s ok, I will do more tomorrow.
Basically what I am doing for anyone who does fundraising is I have a special where they run the fundraiser for 2 weeks and for every book sold 50% of my royalty goes back to them. I organise the order forms, brochures etc... After the 2 weeks, I collect everything and arrange a delivery time 1 week later (or whenever suits them).
I will also be doing incentives for the kids to fundraise, like sell one copy get a silicone band, sell 2, get a yo-yo, sell 10 get a soccer ball, things like that, so there is something in it for them besides money for the school.
I am hoping I can get a few schools on board with it. The ones I spoke to today all seemed quite interested and positive so I am hopeful. I plan on doing it all over Aus, focussing on Canberra, Syd and the surrounds to begin with as that is easiest for me, but I am happy to do it anywhere in Aus.
This is 1 of the big things I have planned for my book. I have lots of work to do but a short period of time to do it in. I am positive I can do it all though.
I got a suggestion a while back from someone (and now I can’t find the comment!!) about how they would be shameless and promote everywhere, like sports clubs and things. I had never thought of doing fundraising with sports clubs. I had thought of the schools, but not sports/work social clubs.
That is something else I will be doing. I have been so slack and really need to get my butt into gear with these things. They don’t happen by themselves!
I have organised some brochures to give to schools about it and am in the process of designing the other things for a fundraising event. There’s more to it than I first thought and I want it to look professional, so have been working hard on it.
If you have any suggestions or would like to do some fundraising, let me know!