Communicating about your prizes

Offering prizes for your fundraiser is a great incentive for individuals to participate. Keeping everyone informed about what they can win and how to win is important for building momentum for your fundraiser.

At the beginning of your fundraiser you’ll want to establish what your prizes are as well as some ground rules. On the prizes page of your fundraising contest list out all the prizes you plan to give out including any for placing in the contest. Also be detailed in what guidelines get set forth on the rules page of your site.

Sometimes things come up and certain prizes may not be available or need to be substituted. Immediately, upon knowing what needs to happen with prizes, make any needed changes to the prizes and rules pages. Update the contest description on the main page of the website and send out a post on social media to update anyone who is interested in the contest.

At the end of the fundraiser be sure to thank all your participants and get prizes out to winners. Reach out via email to winners and let them know of any wait times for vendors or sponsors to produce the prizes and get mailing information if necessary.

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