Five Tips for Fundraising at School
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3. Social - Make everything you do social and fun! There's real-world social and social media social; both are great. Parents love getting together for fun activities! For those that love an in-person event, consider a margarita night at favorite Taqueria where cover charges go to your school -- OR the classic staple event, the School Auction. All of these real-world social events can lead to social media conversation to spread the word about what you're doing.
4. Frequency - Don't go to the well too often. This is true of your parent community as well as the businesses you work with. You need a few well planned school fundraisers each season, but don't do one every week. Parents and local businesses don't want to feel that they are opening their wallets at every turn!
5. Technology - Use technology. There are some really wonderful ways to use social media and technology in way that moves us all way beyond the old bake sale! Try Schoola, a website that helps you build an effective local fundraising campaign for your school, while positively impacting businesses in your community. Sites like Fundly and IndieGoGo are also great fundraising donation sites that have social tools built into their system.