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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Putting the Brakes on School Fundraisers

This article sounds bad and I know why.  It's the title.  Putting the brakes on... It sounds like fundraising is bad.  But what this school realized is that it's not fundraising that's bad, it's too much fundraising that is.

In actuality, they are limiting fundraisers which is a good thing! We need more schools to stop hitting up parents non-stop for money and this is a good example of how to do it - by taking a stand!

Carrollton puts brakes on school fundraisers

Fundraisers your school considers should be scrutinized more.  Make sure they are critical and have a high chance of success.  Then they should be made as impactful as possible.   Schools can have one main fundraiser a semester with a sprinkling of the stuff schools have become accustomed to such as yearbooks, photos or perhaps spirit gear sales.

Take a stand and limit your fundraisers! 

The choice to do so automatically puts more importance on the fundraisers you decide to support.  Make a good push on the remaining few and you'll wonder why you had so many fundraisers to begin with.


Jay Moneta is the Vice President of Believe Kids Fundraising - a nationwide elementary school fundraising company that offers large high-profit elementary school fundraisers.  I enjoy comments and suggestions both here and on twitter.com/believekids - Thanks for sharing and looking!

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