Boosting Sales with Social Media
Selling to dozens of people at once begins with social media. It's the perfect way to reach all of those lovers of cookie dough, pizzas, and all other things delicious while keeping everybody on the same page.
Not sure how to begin? We'll show you. Just click on one of the social media buttons below to get started
Social Media Best Practices
Follow these overall tips for success in promoting your Otis fundraiser on social media.
- Be personal and authentic
- Choose just one or two people to manage your social media, so the posts are consistent
- Plan your posts to coordinate with the calendar in your Otis Fundraising guide
- Keep posts short and sweet, and always proofread
- Share pictures often—people love them!
Make Sure You’re Seen
Promote your fundraiser to more people by using hashtags and mentions.
Find out if your community has an official hashtag (a word or phrase with a “#” sign in front) on social sites and use it to promote your fundraiser. Someone who searches that hashtag on Twitter will see your post, even if they do not follow you. Example: San Francisco locals often use #SF or #SanFrancisco when tweeting something relevant to the community.
Follow any organization pages you have relationships with such as Otis Spunkmeyer, your PTA, school, church or other group. When you talk about an organization in a post, “mention” it by adding an “@” sign in front of its name. On Facebook, this shares your post with everyone who “likes” that organization.
Use Otis Connections to Your Advantage
Share downloadable images available below. Be sure to “follow” or “like” Otis Fundraising on social media sites to get our updates. You may think about building excitement by sharing Otis social media content with your fans.
Recent success stories
Because Otis Spunkmeyer has been around a long time, everyone knows that they’re getting a quality product, which makes the annual fundraiser easier for everyone involved.
Julie set a goal to try to sell 120 tubs of dough, and she and her team surpassed that, selling 155 and raising more than $1100 for the Desmoid Research Foundation.
Recent fundraising ideas
Written 30 Jun, 2014 by Jen Johnson 0
When running a successful and dynamic Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser you often get so caught up in the activities and in leading your groups that you forget to monitor your cash flow. You must continually check your donations and take note of when you need to revamp your fundraising message or activities. Be sure to communicate your needs to your donors and explain what your needs are and how your donations are down. You can best do this when you know:Read the rest
Written 27 Jun, 2014 by Mary Conroy 0
It's once again for another new installment of Fundraising Photo Friday. We wanted to share with you some of the great pictures of our tasty Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising treats from across the web on Fridays.Read the rest