For over 30 years, March has been officially claimed as the month of observance for Music In Our Schools in an effort to bring more music education and appreciation to the nation. Designated by the National Association for Music Education, Music In Our Schools month has brought awareness and familiarity with the benefits of Music In Our Schools and the impact that it has on student’s lives….
Theater in our schools month is full of great opportunities for your booster club and you are most likely missing out on them. With the proper planning and forethought, your booster club can use this month to do some unique school theater fundraisers and promotions. Bringing in more money to the extracurricular activity your club supports as well as promoting it are two things that you should want to do because it helps to better the student’s lives that much more….
The holidays are a great opportunity to make money for your booster club and starting in October you can see just how great they can be. From Halloween, all the way up until New Year you have at least one holiday per month for several months in a row. There is plenty of chances to make money during these holidays and your by the time they’re over your booster club should be pretty expert in holding and hosting fundraisers. Planning a Valentine’s Day fundraiser isn’t much different….
It happened. Your fifteen year old daughter came home and announced she wants to join the theater program at school. You nod in a way you hope looks encouraging while your mind fills with visions of shabby high schoolers slumped on a grungy stage, and your daughter sporting a nondescript costume that has been used since the 70s to represent A Beaver, Second Candlestick, and Juliet Capulet. You think: As long as this is just for fun in high school and doesn’t have her packing up for Los Angeles after graduation. …
How do you consider easy fundraising activities when your booster club is filled with power-house volunteers who know how to organize an event that will raise money to benefit the students? You are organized and space your biggest fundraising activities evenly throughout the school year. What place could a smaller easy fundraising activities hold? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Spacing events throughout the year helps prevent burnout of volunteers and gives everyone a time to relax, recuperate, and refocus on other important parts of their life. At least until the next big fundraising activity.
Just because everyone is taking a short break, though, doesn’t mean the fundraising has to stop. During these short gaps there are opportunities, easy fundraising activities of all types that can help raise money.
Below are five quick and easy fundraising activities your booster club can implement with little effort, but with big rewards….
The holidays are the perfect time for major fundraising event. People are in the mood for giving and giving big. Booster clubs can make a lot of money if they choose the right type of holiday event. Many organizations have found success by creating their own booster club 5K charity run. You may be thinking charity runs should be hosted in the summer. This is not true, however. Runners don’t stop when the weather changes. Some even prefer running in cooler temperatures….
As the holidays fall upon us, it’s important to remember that the generosity in the air often leads to higher booster club holiday fundraising sales. People are more willing to give money, knowing that it is going to a good cause. A lot of the reason behind this has to do with the joyfulness and peace that comes with the later months. This is why your booster club must focus on fundraising over the holidays so that you can profit from other’s generosity.…
Booster clubs rely on financial contributions to maintain their daily operations and to help the student programs that they support. There are many different ways that booster clubs can accept payments including cash, check and virtual funds. Being able to accept credit card payments is another excellent way of diversifying the booster clubs funds and increase financial possibilities….
While monetary donations are always welcomed and accepted by booster clubs, another form of donation not often talked about is in-kind donations. Booster clubs accept in-kind donations because even though they may not be cash, they hold a monetary value and can do a lot to support a booster club financially.
It’s official: school is back in session. Returning students signal another season of activities and events for booster clubs to sponsor. Tap into the spirit of giving with these 8 super creative spooky Halloween fundraising ideas….