AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Student Used Book Sale
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 08/09/2006
Chapter Wayne State University SOM
Project Coordinator Jessica Dornbush & Melissa Kennedy
Summary of project Our chapter collected books from second, third, and fourth year students and first year residents to sell for them at a large sale. Our chapter kept 25% of the profit of each sale and returned 75% to the seller. We sold the used books for three days, with the first being only for AMSA members and the opportunity to join at the door. Great project for a team to work on together! Students gave great comments about how useful the sale was and many students joined AMSA to shop.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 8
Participant hours involved 50 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $30.00
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Advertising was done by e-mail, word of mouth, class announcements, flyers, and signs. It seemed to work.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Organization is important! We used seller contracts, carbon receipts, spreadsheets, etc. to make sure everything remained accounted for. We held 3 days of drop off times for sellers and 2 days for remaining book and check pick up. Email us if you are interested in this project and would like more details. Jessica: jdornbus@med.wayne.edu and/or Melissa: mkennedy@med.wayne.edu