- Discuss with the president various formats for fundraisers. For each fundraiser, choose a theme, style, date, and location.
- For each event, set a budget and recruit committees for various areas of responsibility. Consult past fundraising notes about themes and styles and successful and not-so-successful ideas and events. Involve as many Chapter members as possible. Delegate! Delegate! Delegate! Meet with committee heads on regular basis for planning events.
- Ask your insurance chair to obtain a Certificate of Insurance, if needed, for any location used for a fundraiser.
- Submit articles to newsletters announcing fundraisers, encouraging attendance, thanking donors, etc.
- Involve your treasurer in handling deposits and disbursements. Keep receipts and turn in to the treasurer for reimbursement. CISV is a non-profit organization, so always use our sales tax number when purchases are made. No taxes will be reimbursed.
- Send thank you notes to donors and others who have helped stage fundraisers. Consult with your treasurer about the proper wording for large underwriting gifts.
- Maintain a binder or electronic file that includes invitations, brochures, forms, photos of set-up, what worked and didn’t, financial records, etc. to pass on to the person who succeeds you as fundraising chair.