Start with the specifics
When exactly is the deadline? Clarify whether "end of the week" means 5 p.m. Friday or first thing Friday morning. And hammer down the results: What does your client want? How will they measure your effectiveness?
It helps to work with your fundraising team to plan a date for your fundraising sales to take place. We suggest setting a Doughnut Day (doughnut pick up date). The sooner you plan these dates, the better!
Break the task down
We find it helpful when we break down the process into individual steps that have their own deadlines. For example: Monday: Contact Krispy Kreme to set up a time to go pick up order forms, money envelopes, fundraising banners and any other materials we may need. Tuesday: handout fundraising materials and hang banners around school. Wednesday – Sunday: Sell orders. Monday: Call Krispy Kreme local shop or order online. Thursday: Doughnut Day!!! (Pick up doughnuts to deliver to your customers.)
Build in a buffer
We suggest you give yourself a “cushion”. Mark the deadline date a few days ahead of the actual deadline, so you have time to deal with changes or last-minute emergencies.
Make it OK for people to ask for help
It's great to have a team, isn’t it? Krispy Kreme Fundraising is designed to be FUN, FAST, PROFITABLE and most of all SIMPLE! We suggest finding ways to check-in with your fundraising coordinator or whomever is leading the effort so that the process will be smooth. Some fun ways to connect may be through social media or a cell phone APP or even set a check in time to meet for dinner or lunch just to find out how everyone is doing! This is also a great time to finalize how your Doughnut Day will look! Have fun with it!
Share the fun! We suggest the team leader assign everyone a next step and a deadline. Who will call Krispy Kreme to pick up the materials? Who will hand out the fundraising order forms and when? Who will hang the banners? Who will collect all the money? Who will place the final doughnut order? Who will be available on the delivery date (doughnut day!)?
Build interest with a kickoff activity, preferably upbeat and fun, where you announce the fundraiser and challenge everybody to participate. Structure the sale period to last no more than 10 days. Example: Kick it off on Friday and have the first turn-in for money and orders the following Friday with a final turn-in on Monday. This allows two weekends for sales.
Collect the money from customers as they order. Challenge everyone to reach the goal. Have an incentive for each person that reaches individual goals, for example, "Extra library time" … "Extra PE time" … "Free ticket to a game" … "Ticket to a special assembly or school program" … "Free time in the Gym or Computer Lab."
Order your Doughnuts for "Doughnut Day." Be sure to arrange for pick-up (or delivery if available). Doughnuts are made fresh and should be delivered to the customers the same day you pick them up, as soon as possible. On Doughnut Day your sale is over, and you have your money for your fundraiser.
Locate your favorite shop on the "Order Now" page and view their Pricing Guide to see your product options and pricing.