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Fundraising 101: Don’t Dread Delivery Day!

It's coming! Delivery day.

Once the fundraiser is underway, the panic starts to trickle in. The organizing, the chaos, the confusion…the time. Even if you have a great kick-off, a sneaking sense of dread tends to creep in as the order arrival gets closer.

But there’s no need to worry There are a few things you can do to reduce the partners and some smart, quick preparation and planning on your part.

  • A fundraising company should support the full process, starting with kickoff and keeping the students on board all the way through fulfillment (and then some).
  • Help from your representative, IN-PERSON. Your representative should be able to give you a clear idea of exactly how the orders will be delivered, fulfilled, and explain the process in detail.
  • A proven system for delivery. To reduce the human error in sorting on-site, choose a partner that embraces an automated system and delivers the orders in alphabetic, pre-labeled boxes for each student. For example, at Century Resources, each order is processed through our QuickCount and RediSort systems; we’re proud of our 99.97% accuracy rate, the highest in the industry.
  • Simple ways to track payment and collections. There is no need to be creating spreadsheets. Look to your fundraising partner for organizing and tracking tools. With Century Resources, everything students need to collect payments is included in the RediSort boxes, and you, the sponsor, can easily track payments and profit breakdowns with our online CashTrac tool.