AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title AMSA Book Sale
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 09/05/2009
Chapter Eastern Virginia Medical School
Project Coordinator Laura Y. Huang
Summary of project Collected Medical Text Books, flash cards, etc from 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. Students were asked to include their name, contact information and asking price with their book. We added 2-5$ to the asking price of the book. We set a date and held the book sale over a 2 hr period. The book owners were their full asking price, if the book sold or otherwise they were given their unsold book(s) back.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 100+
Participant hours involved 2 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles Advertising for collection of books, for the book sale itself, and for pickup of payment checks/unsold books. Establishing a collection area/time/date for books. Organizing and labeling the 500+ books based on subject. Creating an excel inventory of names/book/asking price. Getting enough cash change for the sale. Setting up the selling area and organizing/moving books. Keeping track of the books and paying the book owners the correct amount in an appropriate time frame.
Coordinator hours 30 hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 0
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Fliers, emails
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions A great book sale that maximizes money for the seller and minimizes cost for the buyer. We made $800+.