Step-By-Step Guide for Planning an FFA Fundraiser

Fundraising is an essential part of any FFA chapter’s journey, and good planning makes for great fundraisers. Choosing the right products to sell makes all the difference. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through a proven and successful approach to planning an FFA fundraiser using Country Meats snack sticks. Our delicious smoked pork meat sticks made in Ocala, FL, are the perfect fundraising idea for FFA. Agriculture is life, and we’re invested in the success of FFA chapters around the country. Let’s get started!

1. Establish Clear Goals and Objectives

Begin by defining your FFA fundraiser goals. Whether it’s funding a special project, supporting chapter activities, or covering SAE expenses, having a clear purpose will guide your efforts and motivate your FFA members.

2. Select a Reliable Fundraising Product

Choosing the right product is crucial because you need a product that sells well and aligns with the mission of FFA. Country Meats smoked pork snack sticks are perfect! We have a track record of success in nonprofit fundraising, especially with FFA. Our delicious meat sticks have a wide appeal and offer your customers a high quality, high protein snack with little to no sugar or carbs. With a variety of tasty flavors made from a family-owned agriculture business in Ocala, FL, these snack sticks are sure to capture the interest of your supporters.

3. Plan Your Timeline

Create a detailed timeline for your fundraising goals. This includes setting a start and end date, when/where you’re selling, and establishing checkpoints for progress evaluation. A well-organized timeline ensures a smooth and efficient fundraising campaign.

4. Promote Your Fundraiser Effectively

Utilize various communication channels to spread the word about your fundraiser. Leverage social media, school announcements, and community newsletters to create awareness. Make an eye-catching marketing flyer or request free posters and display boxes from us when you place your order. We’ve created a number of shareable social media files that you can save and post. Highlight the benefits of supporting your FFA chapter and emphasize the delicious appeal of Country Meats smoked pork snack sticks.

5. Empower FFA Members To Sell!

Ensure that all FFA members are well-informed about Country Meats products and motivated to participate. Host informational sessions, provide sales training, and offer incentives to boost engagement. The more passionate your members are, the more successful your fundraiser will be.

6. Add an Online Fundraiser to Boost Sales

To reach your fundraising goals, add a Country Meats online fundraiser to your traditional fundraiser, so you can appeal to anyone, anywhere who has internet access. This not only makes it convenient for supporters to purchase but also expands your reach beyond your immediate community. Schools and sports teams have used our online fundraising option, and you can, too! Plus, we fill and ship the online orders for you, so raising money for your FFA chapter couldn’t get any easier.

7. Leverage Community Partnerships

Forge partnerships with local businesses and community members. Consider setting up booths at community events or collaborating with local stores to increase visibility and sales.

8. Provide Regular Updates

Keep your supporters and members informed about the progress of your fundraiser. Regularly update them on your achievements, share testimonials, and express gratitude for their support. Transparency builds trust and encourages continued involvement.

9. Recognize and Reward

Show appreciation to your FFA members and supporters. Consider acknowledging top fundraisers or offering incentives for reaching specific milestones. Recognition enhances motivation and encourages future participation. By following these proven steps and partnering with Country Meats smoked snack sticks, you’re setting your FFA chapter up for success. Country Meats is the ideal fundraising partner for FFA. Contact us today at 1 (800) 277-8989 or if you have any questions or want to learn more about the history of Country Meats and FFA. Or, start your Country Meats FFA fundraiser by ordering today.