Use These Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Raise More Money for Your Cause
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to raise money for your school or organization, a popcorn fundraiser is a great option. But what if you can’t do it in person? With the rise of virtual fundraisers, you can still run a successful popcorn fundraiser online. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Poppin Popcorn Fundraising program to host a virtual popcorn fundraiser and raise more money for your cause.
Order your popcorn brochures from Fundraisingzone.com. Simply tell Joe how many volunteers you have and he will ship them out ASAP. Your Poppin Pocorn brochures are in bright colors with eye catching images of great tasting pocorn flavors. Simply show your customer the catalog and ask them, “What looks good to you? Then pause and quietly listen for their answer. If they aren’t sure yet simply tell them what the most popular popcorn flavors are.
Creating a List of Potential Donors
The first step to any successful fundraiser is creating a list of potential donors. Start by reaching out to your school or organization’s PTA or fundraising committee to see if they have any contact information for families or supporters. You can also ask parents and volunteers to spread the word to their friends and family. Once you have a list of potential donors, it’s time to start promoting your fundraiser.
Places to Post Your Popcorn Flyer
One of the easiest ways to promote your popcorn fundraiser is to create a flyer and post it in visible locations. We can help you with that. Or you can design your own popcorn fundraising poster here. Some places to post your flyer might include:
- School and community bulletin boards
- Local community Facebook pages and groups.
- Your organization’s Facebook page
- Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube (if applicable). Learn more ways to use social media to advertise your popcorn sale.
- Ask local businesses if they can post your flyer announcing the sale or put it on their facebook page. You can get more ideas for teaming up with small business in your community here.
Zoom is a great tool for hosting virtual events and meetings, and it can also be used for your popcorn fundraiser sale. Set up a Zoom meeting and invite potential donors to join. During the meeting, you can share information about your organization and your popcorn fundraiser, show videos or presentations, and answer any questions that donors may have. You can also use Zoom breakout rooms to facilitate smaller group discussions and answer questions more in-depth.
Here are some additional ways to use Zoom virtually for a popcorn fundraising event
- Host a Virtual Popcorn Tasting: Send out popcorn packages to your supporters in advance, and schedule a Zoom call for a group popcorn tasting. You can have a popcorn expert join the call to talk about the different types of popcorn and how to best enjoy them.
- Popcorn Recipe Exchange: Encourage supporters to share their favorite popcorn recipes and host a Zoom call where everyone can showcase their creations. You can also have a cooking expert join the call to provide tips and advice on how to make the perfect popcorn snack.
- Popcorn Movie Night: Choose a popular movie and stream it via Zoom while everyone munches on their popcorn. You can even have a movie trivia game during the intermission for added fun.
- Popcorn Pairing Party: Invite a sommelier or expert to lead a popcorn pairing event. Send out different types of popcorn and drinks (such as soda or beer) to your supporters, and have them join a Zoom call to learn about pairing flavors and taste the different combinations.
- Popcorn Auction: Host a virtual popcorn auction where people can bid on unique popcorn flavors or packages. Have a live auctioneer join the Zoom call to create a fun and engaging experience.
Remember, the possibilities are endless when it comes to virtual fundraising events. Get creative and have fun!
Using Email, Texting, and Facebook to Have a Virtual Fundraiser
In addition to Zoom, you can use texting, word of mouth and good old fashioned email to promote your virtual fundraiser. Send out an online brochure that showcases the different flavors of popcorn and package options. Use social media to post photos and videos of your popcorn fundraiser, and encourage your supporters to share them with their friends and family.
A great way to increase participation in your virtual popcorn fundraiser is to host contests. You can have a contest for the highest seller or the most creative popcorn flavor suggestion. Offer prizes like gift cards or free popcorn to encourage participation.
Collecting Payment for Your Orders
Collecting payment for your popcorn orders is easy with the Poppin Popcorn Fundraising program. You can accept payment online via credit card, PayPal, or check. Make sure to keep track of all payments and orders to ensure that everything is accounted for.
How Does Poppin Popcorn Ship Their Orders?
Once you’ve collected all of your orders and payments, it’s time to ship them out. Poppin Popcorn ships their orders within 5-7 business days, so you can expect your popcorn to arrive quickly. Make sure to communicate with your donors about when they can expect their popcorn to arrive.
In conclusion, hosting a virtual popcorn fundraiser is easy and fun with the Poppin Popcorn Fundraising program. By creating a list of potential donors, promoting your fundraiser online, using Zoom and social media, hosting contests, and collecting payment online, you can raise more money for your school or organization. To learn more, call the 1-800 number to talk to Joe or Chris. Or request your free popcorn fundraising kit today by clicking the link below.