We get it – fundraising is not glamorous – but it certainly is one of the most important positions out there in the PAC world. We realize you were probably the only one to put your hand up at the PAC meeting when the word ‘Fundraising’ came up. Everyone else pretended to be on their phone or didn’t make eye contact with anyone until the topic had passed! Because of your commitment to help out, we want to make your life as easy as possible!
Over the last 20+ years, we’ve helped many fundraising coordinators with their campaigns and we recognize what is needed. Let’s just say that when it comes to running fundraisers, we know what you need, and we know the kind of person you are! Here are some of the trends we’ve noticed with the coordinators we have worked with:
- You are well organized and with your kids involved in many different activities, you are pulled many directions on any given day, but you know how to break things down step by step
- You are an excellent communicator and have the ability to delegate when needed
- You are strongly committed to your family, your school, and your cause.
We also know that being the coordinator can sometimes feel overwhelming. We can empathize with this completely and are committed to supporting your fundraiser from start to finish. From the first phone call or email – we are here to answer any questions, and help you out in your role. Whether it’s your first fundraiser or you’ve been at this for ten years, there are always questions and concerns that need attention. We want you to meet your fundraising goals and succeed! At the end of the day, when your fundraiser has provided cash for a new wheelchair, ice time, a new playground or funds for a class trip, your time is worth it!
We should all be giving a big thanks to those people who raise their hand and say “I’ll take the lead and be the fundraising coordinator!” It is a selfless role that takes time, effort and desire to make things better for the group – ultimately this makes it better for communities we live in!