scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Fundraising Hours and Money Distribution
Dalton, Lloyd P. (Lloyd.Dalton@UNISYS.COM
Fri Mar 03 2000 - 15:34:36 CST
In our troop, we do various kinds of fundraisers, and we break down
profits differently for each one. We set the rules for each fundraiser
ahead of time, using a simple formula. We also publish them ahead of time
in the troop newsletter, so there is no confusion.
1. Start with the total profits from the event
2. Give a pre-determined percentage to the troop account. This percentage
usually depends on whether the troop anticipates a need for funds to buy
3. Split the remaining money between the scouts, according to:
-- Hours worked, if it is a brat-sale or similar fundraiser.
-- Items sold, if it is candy bars or wreaths or that type of fundraiser.
-- Both, if it is a spaghetti dinner or something similar. If the ticket
price was $5, each scout might get $0.50 per ticket sold. Then, the
remaining profit would be split between the troop acount and the scouts who
worked at the dinner, according to hours worked.
Since we use a percentage-based approach, we don't have to require a
minimum amount of participation. The more effort, the more gain.
In any case, you have to do careful tracking, of items sold or hours
worked, and (of course) money collected. There's no such thing as too many
SM, Troop 28
St. Cloud, MN