AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title AMSA Booksale
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 08/2007
Chapter Eastern Virginia Medical School
Project Coordinator Sheree Perron
Summary of project We asked all the medical students to bring us any books they wanted to sell and let us know how much they want for them if they sell. We added on a small fee to the price of each book. For each book sold, we reimbursed the seller. We made over $1000 in profit.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 47
Participant hours involved 110 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0
Project funding Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We sent out several school wide e-mails letting people know they can drop off their books for us to sell. The booksale itself was mainly targeted to M1 & M2 with a few clerkship books and it was held during our school's club fair.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions We should have given ourselves more time to sort through the books and we could have devised a better records system.

Comments We had our recruitment table right next to the booksale. This worked out great because when students asked us which anatomy atlas they should get we told them about how if they join AMSA they could get a free Netter's Atlas from Bank of America.