Cake Auction & FOS
Beth Guth (bethguth@ENTER.NET)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 06:15:51 -0500
Jan this note is from Wayne, our District Chairman.
>Please pass this on to your friend Jan ...
>>>We made $471 for FOS this year during our cake auction. It was
>>>disapointing however, since it is nowhere near what our goal for FOS was.
>>>It was well over $1000 (the goal). But I don't think that's a bad
>>>donation for FOS. What amounts do others contribute?
>I've seen great cake auctions and they are fun - but the are *severely*
>limiting in their results. For one thing the results depend heavily on the
>quality and number of cakes submitted, the auctioneer, the weather/turnout,
>etc. But most damaging, the goal is to have fun and get a cake at a
>reasonable cost - not fundraising.
>I've been involved in FOS for 6 years, first in community and the last 3 in
>both family and community. Our district has respectable results, but not
>as good as it could or should be - approx. $25,000 for approx. 2,500
>youth. For packs my "fair share" target is $10 per boy, $15 per boy for
>troops (note, the giving characteristics are very different between packs
>and troops). This is a very achievable goal for all but the most
>financially challenged regions. I have units that achieve much higher.
>Sadly, the MAJORITY of units are at $0!
> Top 2 units, per boy
> troop pack
> ----- ----
> $101* $32
> $39 $25
> * This unit heavily solicits Alumni, both youth and adult.
>Set your sights on a reasonable but challenging goal. Get your unit
>leadership behind it. Get a good presenter and make sure the presentation
>is short (or get your own presentation materials and make it enthusiastic
>and short). You'll be suprised at the results. And if you fall short
>evaluate what went wrong and fix - if you succeeded, make sure you repeat
>it next year and improve.
>Wayne S. Mery | Systems Programmer, Lehigh University 610-758-3983
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