A Question about Fundraising Conflicts
Dawn asked this question about fundraising conflicts between units:
My pack was thinking of having a pancake breakfast, but our neighbor troop also does a pancakse breakfast as a fundraiser. If our troop does one, does that mean we should not? we will do ours at Applebees while the troop does thier on thier own. Just curious….
Communication Is Key
The best way to handle possible conflicts between unit fundraisers is to talk it out. What does the troop committee think? Are both fundraisers targeted at the same group of parents and relatives or at different groups? What is the time frame? Are they both in the same month or is one in the fall and one in the spring?
On the other hand, if you do some planning together you can promote one event at the other, share expertise and advice, and make both events better.
What do you do when the use of unit funds is not transparent?
A reader asks what a typical unit budget looks like.
Before getting involved in a fundraiser, you should know what is and isn’t allowed.