Friday, May 03, 2019

4 Things to Consider When Organizing Your Group for Summer

Even if it doesn’t feel like it, summer is fast approaching. For some groups, ordering throughout the summer is doable, but for other groups now’s the time to start thinking about how you will organize your group for the summer. Whether that’s changing your shipping address, temporarily closing your group, will depend on your group’s configuration. Here’s everything you should consider for how to manage your group for the summer.

Change Your Ordering Schedule or Shipping Address

For those group administrators whose groups order on a fixed schedule, you may want to contact us in order to modify your ordering schedule during the summer. Likewise, you may consider changing your shipping address if your group’s delivery destination is closed during the summer. In either case, please contact FundScrip customer service for assistance.

Place a Last Big Order Before the Summer

If you’re not continuing as usual during the summer, why not use this opportunity to motivate your supporters to place a final big order before the summer? Purchase in advance gift cards for all the supplies your group will need during the summer. Pre-purchase cards to sell at events during the summer.

Prepare Your Group for Your Next Campaign

Some groups will be inviting a whole new set of supporters after the summer is over. Prepare in advance everything you need to do to run a smooth campaign in the fall. Whether it’s making sure you get the proper approvals, or simply preparing your pitch to new supporters, there’s lots that can be done to plan. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

And if applicable, don’t forget to check out our gift ideas for thanking your teacher at the end of the school year.