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Getting a Fundraiser for Schools

By Edited Aug 5, 2015 0 2

Got a fundraiser-worthy cause for your school to support? So many schools today face the problem of budget constraints when it comes to funding great activities that will benefit the students. There are, unfortunately, many amazing outreach or social involvement opportunities out there that are worthy of a school's attention, yet many of these do not get the attention they deserve because the schools themselves lack the budget to be able to support their programs. This is indeed why getting a fundraiser for schools is important.

Fundraising is, by no means, an easy activity. In fact, you could say that it is even quite challenging as it involves going out of your way to speak to people who may be able to financially assist you in your cause. With so many people becoming tightwads thanks to the recent recession, it is even harder today to convince people that your cause is true and genuine. Trying to organize and do a fundraiser for schools has become a tedious and challenging task.

However, while this activity can be daunting and at times difficult, it is never impossible to achieve. Given the right amount of time and input, a fundraising activity for schools can garner great success. It is important that fundraisers have a positive disposition that will not put people off, but get them to WANT to give to that cause and help out.

What are the important things to remember when trying to raise funds? The first thing is awareness and information dissemination. People will not give money unless they know where it's going to, and if it's going to be used for a good reason. This is why even before you send your fundraisers out to solicit money from other people, you need to take time before the actual event to create awareness and disseminate information about your cause. What is your cause about? What is the background behind it? Who will the cause benefit? Why is it important to contribute to the cause? All of these questions and more will help people get to know your advocacy better, and hopefully, trigger something emotional in them that will convince them to give from the heart.

Doing a fundraiser for schools requires a lot of time and thinking and planning. It is always good to get a group together as fundraising is extremely difficult to do as a solo venture. You will need the help and support of like-minded individuals so that you can successfully mount a cause that is supported by the schools and the local community. At the end of the day, the cause will speak for itself-but you have to give it the venue and the opportunity by doing something concrete to spread awareness on the campaign and encouraging people to develop a heart for your cause. Otherwise, people will just see it as a scam intending to rip them off valuable money.



Mar 25, 2010 10:41pm
Our PTA decided to focus on one BIG fundraiser for the year so we could finish funding our much needed new playground. Thanks to several tireless volunteers who worked over the summer, we earned more than $12,000 in one day. We still have a few smaller ones, but this one was a monster hit!
Mar 25, 2010 10:45pm
Excellent! All you need is a great idea and few dedicated individuals for a successful event. Hopefully the smaller ones work out as well as the big fundraiser.
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