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4 Useful Fundraising Tips for Schools

Schools are always looking for new and innovative ways to fundraise. The pressure to raise money can be intense, and it seems like the bar is set higher every year. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! This blog post will discuss six useful fundraising tips that will help your school raise the money it needs. So read on and get started!

Walk-a-thon (or ‘a-thon’ of your choice) 

The great thing about a-thon fundraisers is that they can be easily tailored to different causes. For example, a walk-a-thon can be organized to raise funds for a new playground, while a dance-a-thon can be used to support the school’s PTA. Another advantage of different “A-thon” fundraising ideas is that they are relatively easy to set up and run. All you need is a group of willing participants and a few enthusiastic volunteers to help with organizing and promoting the event. 

To make your a-thon fundraiser even more successful, here are a few tips:

Tip #01: Choose an achievable goal

Setting an ambitious fundraising goal for your school is important to motivate your participants and get the community involved. But it’s also important to make sure that your goal is achievable. Nothing will kill a fundraiser faster than falling short of your target. 

Tip #02: Get everyone involved

A-thon fundraisers are a great opportunity to get the whole school community involved, from students and teachers to parents and local businesses. The more people you can get involved with, the more successful your event will be.

Tip #03: Promote, promote, promote!

It’s important to start promoting your a-thon fundraiser well before the event date. Use social media, posters, and flyers to spread the word and build excitement for the event. 

Tip #04: Set up an online fundraising page 

An online fundraising page is a great way to collect donations and track your progress towards your goal. Platforms like JustGiving make it easy to set up a page and collect donations. 

Tip #05: Have fun!

Remember, the whole point of an a-thon fundraiser is to have fun while raising money for a good cause. So make sure you take the time to enjoy the event and celebrate your success afterward. 

Sponsor a playground tile.

When it comes to raising funds for schools, there are a number of different options available. One option that is often overlooked is sponsoring a playground tile. This can be a great way to raise money and show support for the school. Here are a few tips on how to go about doing this:

  • -Get in touch with the school and find out their requirements. Some schools will have specific sizes or colors, so it is important to get this information before ordering anything.
  • Several companies specialize in producing these tiles, so do some research and find one that you feel comfortable working with.
  • -Once you have placed your order, make sure to follow up with the school to ensure that they have received it and that it meets their requirements.
  • Sponsoring a playground tile is a great way to show your support for schools and raise money for them. By following these tips, you can be sure that your donation will be used in the best possible way. 

The ‘experiences’ auction is

There are a few key things to remember when running an ‘experiences’ auction:

  1. Make sure you have a good mix of experiences up for an auction.
  2. Set a minimum bid for each experience.
  3. Create attractive packages by bundling together similar experiences.
  4. Get creative with your packaging and display.

Here are some ideas for experiences you could include in your auction:

  • -A day in the life of…: let parents or teachers donate a day where students can shadow them in their job. This is a great way for students to learn about different careers.
  • -Classroom experience: let parents or teachers donate an hour or a day where students can sit in on their class. This is a great way for students to see what goes on behind the scenes in the classroom.
  • -Field trip: let parents or teachers donate a field trip for the entire class. This is a great way for students to learn about different aspects of their community.
  • -After school activity: let parents or teachers donate an after-school activity for the entire class. This is a great way for students to have fun and learn at the same time.

By following these tips, you will have a successful ‘experiences’ auction that will raise money for your school!

Off the screens challenge

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There’s no doubt that screens are a big part of our lives. We use them for work, play, and entertainment. But too much screen time can be harmful to our health. That’s why the Off the Screens Challenge was created.

The Off the Screens Challenge is a movement to encourage people to take a break from their screens and reconnect with the world around them. It’s about unplugging from technology and enjoying life offline.

Here are five tips to help you fundraise for your school’s Off the Screens Challenge:

Tip #1: Get social media savvy

Use social media to spread the word about your challenge and fundraising efforts. Create a hashtag and post updates on your progress. You can also use social media to reach out to potential donors.

Tip #2: Have a plan

Before you start fundraising, it’s important to have a plan. Figure out how much money you need to raise and set a deadline. Then, create a budget and track your progress along the way.

Tip #3: Set up a donation page

Make it easy for people to donate by setting up a donation page on your school’s website. Be sure to include all the relevant information, such as your school’s name and contact information.

Tip #4: Send out email appeals

Email is one of the most effective ways to reach potential donors. Write a compelling message and include a link to your donation page. You can also send out email updates on your progress.

Tip #5: Host a fundraiser event

Get the community involved by hosting a fundraiser event. You can hold a bake sale, car wash, or raffle. Be sure to promote your event ahead of time and make it fun for everyone involved.

School fundraising can be a tough nut to crack, but with these six tips in your toolkit, you’ll be well on your way to a meeting (and exceeding) your fundraising goals. Keep these pointers in mind, and you’ll be sure to give your school the best chance at a successful fundraiser.

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