Creative Ways to Boost Fundraising Profits
Buck up those Spring fundraising dollars and add new revenue streams to your school events to boost profits and do more GOOD:
Matching Funds: What is your school raising money for? Is there a sponsor or company that would be interested in matching the funds you raise to help you reach your goal? Do research and connect with community or national organizations that are interested in helping your fundraising dollars go further. The Build Your Dream Classroom campaign from PrometheanWorld, for example, is matching school's funds for up to $3,800 towards qualifying smart technology products. More info here
Add a Product Sale: Organizing a community event like a carnival, walkathon or school movie night? Add a product fundraiser booth to this family-fun event to raise more money! See's Candies is giving away free chocolate eggs this Spring to 4 deserving schools to raise $1,000 each in a flash, enter today for your chance to win > CLICK HERE. Ends 3/27/14.
Add Incentive/Rewards: What exactly is your school's principal willing to do to help raise more money? :) Get pied in the face? Dunked? How about shave their head? Fundraisers are most productive when whole families get involved; and what better way to encourage kids to stay on their parents to contribute than with super fun (and funny) incentives from school staff! Survey your school's administration and teachers to find out how they would like to get in on the fun; boost fundraising profits by setting goal dollar amounts for families to reach at which staff will do promise to do something funny.
Socialize, Socialize, Socialize: Introduce social media into the fundraising mix to increase turnout at your fundraising event - more people can easily mean more dollars raised! A strategic social strategy, engaging your fundraising parent community on twitter and pinterest, is key in the modern day to spreading the word and getting warm bodies to your big day. More info here