Finding Creative Paths for Your Fundraiser

When you have special functions for school or you are looking for ways to broaden the horizons for your kids, you’re going to need money. It’s a challenge to send a large group of students on a trip or to hold an unforgettable event, like a prom that is beyond compare. Before you get started, you need to sit down and think about the costs involved in the event or trip. The next step is to determine what you think is reasonable for the students. Do you want them to cover part of the costs? If so, you will want to keep the costs as affordable as possible to ensure all of the children will have access to a great opportunity. Do you want to cover complete costs for the trip? You’re going to need to think outside the box to raise the funds you need to make your trip or event a success.

Contact Your State Legislature

Your state senators may be able to assist you. If you contact your representatives well in advance, you may be able to receive bullet funding to assist you with your event or trip. It may not cover all of your costs, but you may be surprised to find out how much could be donated to your school. If you are fortunate to receive aid, be sure to thank your legislator. Invite the individual to the event. Make sure there is good PR to spread the word.

Ask Local Businesses for Donations

Canvas your local area to find out if any businesses would like to donate to your cause. If each business makes a small donation, it can add up. You may find businesses that want to donate materials, such as tote bags or paper goods. This will save money and help you to reach your goals.

Try a Variety of Fundraisers

When you look at fundraisers, keep it simple. You don’t want to inundate community members with flyers. Find a company that will offer you a minimum of half of the profits. If you find an opportunity to receive more, even better. Selling salsa is a great option that provides people with plenty of choices at a reasonable price. Try and find products that people use every day in order to sell more. It’s best if you can sell a large quantity to make your fundraiser count.