Raise Money for Your School
School fundraising supports programs from every different area of the educational experience for children. It is a vital part of the learning experience for kids from every walk of life, and something that must be done to give kids the opportunities they deserve to receive a high-quality education. The question becomes what type of school fundraising is most effective in meeting those financial needs to allow kids to do the things they want and need to do. This article will take a look at some of the best fundraising ideas in a school, and answer the question of what school fundraisers make the most money?
In this day and age utilizing technology is a must. For large groups of students, one of the best ideas out there is to use a mass text thon fundraising model. In this model, students receive a picture with a QR code embedded into it. The students participating in the fundraising are then asked to develop a list of about 20 people in their contact list that they can reach out to. When the fundraiser begins, the students use that list to send their texts to each person they listed. It is important to do this on an individual basis to keep confusion from happening in group texts. Recipients can open up to an app where they can read about the cause and what they would be donating to. Another incentive is to award donors with small gifts like popcorn or small gift cards when they donate a certain amount. This a very effective method that takes away the interaction of students having to try to sell something face to face. It is not uncommon at all for a fundraiser of this type to raise between 10 and 20 thousand dollars depending on the size of the group of students.
Small group fundraising ideas
For smaller groups of students who might not be needing to raise the amount of money a larger group requires, it is still a good idea to look at providing a service for donations. Car washes are still a great way to raise money. People will pay for good services, and if the car wash is of quality people will pay even more when they understand what they are actually paying for. It goes without saying again that getting the word out for a car wash should be done through social media and not just signs being held in the air. People of all ages use some type of social media, so it would be negligent not to advertise through those means. Placing the car wash in a good visible location is also key. Somewhere that people can see what is taking place and then have a chance to pull in if they are interested in a car wash.
There are many different ways to fundraise for schools, these two are both very effective.