AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title AMSA Used Book Fair
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 01/2006
Chapter University of Rochester Medical Center SOM & Dentistry
Project Coordinator Brian Jenssen
Summary of project At the end of last year, we collected donated books from 4th years. In July and August, we advertised to all classes that we would help people sell their used books at a school-wide book sale. Sellers were told to put their name and price on the books. We kept 100% of the money received from the donated books from the previous year, and we kept 10% of the profits gained off of the used books. The books were stored in a small room and displayed every day for a week and a half during the lunch hour in the student lounge. We kept track of which books were sold and the owners. AMSA officers also helped the first year students pick out the most useful books that they would use for the year. Checks and unsold books were returned to the students who submitted their books to the sale.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 5
Participant hours involved 30 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $0
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We advertised with mass e-mails to all 4 medical school classes.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Some of the post-it notes used to label the books fell off. A more secure means of using the post-it notes should be used by either placing them inside the cover, or writing their name and price inside the cover. Also, the event was a great way for chap