Daycares, just as many other organizations do, need to raise money to help with day-to-day costs of running the facility. That is why having a daycare fundraiser is a necessity. This is not however what the parents of the children want to hear. Why? Have you ever seen a 2 year old come up to your front door and ask you to buy a tub of cookie dough? Parents are the ones that are stuck with having to do the fundraiser for their children. With an open mind they realize the benefits.
One of the main benefits is that it helps to lower their weekly cost. Being that many parents spend more each month on daycare expenses than they do on their car payment, they realize the high expense associated with daycare. This is usually not as organized as you might find a fundraiser being in an elementary school. The order forms are sent home with the children along with a letter explaining what is going on. Many parents find that it is easier to just take the order forms to their workplace. Here they have the freedom to leave the order form in the break room and then after a couple days, go in and see all the sales that have added up. This will also ease the delivery process for they just have to bring all the items to one place.
Taking care of someone’s child is a huge responsibility and is not trusted to just anyone. By participating in the daycare fundraisers, parents also realize that the money raised allows the daycare to have more money so that they may be able to hire…
Posted on 12/14/2010
If you attend a Christian school and are looking for a fundraising idea, where do you begin? Did you know that of all the possible terms being researched on the major search engines, that Christian fundraising has as many different options as any other type of fundraising?
We have listed a few of the many possibilities below.
Before you start your search, you should know a little about fundraising ideas for Christian schools. First and foremost your fundraiser does not need to be different than other groups except you obviously want to eliminate any that might be offensive. That would seem obvious though. We suggest that instead of searching for any of the specific terms shown below, that you just contact a trustworthy, experienced fundraising company that offers many tried and proven fundraisers. Talk to one of their consultants about your needs.
Many people assume they know what is best. And they may. However, it never hurts to ask the opinion who has daily experience in a task we may do once annually. From that conversation, you may choose one of the following search terms (we have made brief comments next to each in the hopes of being helpful):
• Christian T-Shirt Fundraiser: A very good idea but with a limited customer base.
• Christian Clothing Fundraising: The same as above. A great idea…
Posted on 09/28/2010
If you want to be as successful as possible you should publicize your school fundraiser using all the resources available to you. First contact your local newspapers and radio stations. You would be surprised at how often they will consider doing public service, feel good kind of stories. They might actually be grateful if you have packaged your fundraiser in an innovative fashion and are raising money for a good cause.
Imagine the buzz around town if your group is written about in the paper or featured on the local news. Your school fundraising results will skyrocket.
Start by seeing in anyone in your school knows anyone who works for a media outlet. It always helps if you know someone. If so let that person be the contact for the media if they are willing. If no one knows someone first hand we would suggest you make personal contact with the city desk people. Don't simply send emails. Journalists are buried underneath avanlanches of unrequested emails and will probably not reply.
Once you have exhausted all media outlets you should focus on signs, posters and flyers. The rule of thumb is to make them colorful and fun. The more colorful the more the eye is attracted to them. Also make sure it does not take a rocket scientist to tell what…
Posted on 09/20/2010
High school is a constant hub of actions, events and studies – after all it is last years for school friends to share the moment.
Students from different organizations in high school usually start high school fundraisers. They hold variety of events to collect funds for their extra curricular activities. These events organizers are rarely able to get financial support from the school itself, it is not due to apathy of school or their unawareness to such situation, but because the school has to allocate their budget to other developmental activities.
High school students are old enough to understand the intricacies of fund raising, so they should have proper business plan to make such attempts successful. High school fundraisers should always keep in mind “what is the purpose of fund raising?”
Another thing to be considered is the “incurred expenses”. So, research the most efficient method of fund raising. There are hundreds of fundraising ideas available on the internet, but instead of relying on them be practical about your geographical and social conditions. Make sure that your fund raising plan does not coincide with other charity events of the season.
Here are some practical tips for successful high school fundraisers:
Posted on 09/16/2010
Is your church looking for a way to raise money for a new parking lot, or nursery? Maybe your church is looking to send a group of kids on a mission trip. Whatever it is that your church is planning on doing; it usually costs a lot of money.
The best way to raise that money is to have a fundraiser.
If your church is wondering how to plan a Church fundraiser, there are a few things that they need to know before starting it.
First, the church needs to realize that it is going to take a lot of organization and leadership, but with hard work and determination your church can have that parking lot or nursery in no time at all. After the church realizes how much more if needed, they can they select a leader. This leader needs to be well organized, outspoken, and creative. As soon as the leader is picked, he or she can hold a meeting to discuss different fundraisers.
A popular church fundraiser is church cookbooks. These cookbooks have recipes that people in the church have created or have used for several years. The leader of the fundraiser makes an announcement at church to ask for as many recipes as possible. These should be favorite recipes or family recipes. Then the leader and the fundraiser committee will put them in order and make sure that everything is spelled correctly.
Also, the fundraising committee…
Posted on 09/16/2010