When it comes to fundraising, nothing may set the gold standard more than the traditional bake sale fundraiser. A tried and true and often tested fundraising technique, bake sales can be great ways to raise money for church groups, school groups, women’s groups and much more. To make your bake sale a success, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most mileage out of your event:
- Have the best possible location. As the saying goes, location is everything. Pick a spot where you know you’re going to get a lot of traffic—like outside of a popular grocery store, for example. Set up signs and have your best go-getters drag people over to check out your wares. Your location will determine your success.
- Make sure it’s homemade. No one wants to attend a bake sale where you have store-bought stuff. This may seem obvious, but make sure that everything you have on your table is fresh from scratch.
- Have a signature item. One of the funnest things to do at a bake sale is to sell a signature item that is the show-stopper. You want to get people talking, so creating one particular item that is the ‘hot seller’ can do a lot to help boost buzz about your bake sale.
- Don’t forget the decorations. To attract attention to your bake sale, make sure to take the time to ‘pretty up’ the table and the surrounding area. Decorations don’t have to cost a lot to be effective and attractive. You’ll get more traffic if you make your setup appealing.
- Add recipes for an added bonus. If the people who are doing the baking don’t object, include recipe cards wit your bakes goods as an added incentive for people to buy. People will want to replicate your delicious treats once they’ve had a taste.