Monday, October 25, 2010
Appropriate School Fundraisers
They offer a fundraiser that infringes on parental rules or goes against a school code of conduct.
Last year, two fundraisers in particular drew fire and caused controversy.
1) Duct Tape Privates - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2469285/posts
2) Cash for Grades - http://www.newsobserver.com/2009/11/11/185460/district-nixes-cash-for-grades.html
In both these situations schools came up with their own fundraisers. Instead of using a trusted fundraiser or relying on professionals, they took chances that didn't work out. The point is raising just a little money while looking like a fool, is just not worth it.
You run the risk of totallly failing and ostrasizing parents for good. Take, for example, the article below.
This is yet another example of trying to do a "unique" fundraiser and failing. There are fundraising profesionals and experts out there for a reason -- people whose job is to craft the perfect fundraiser for your school that will be successful, guaranteed. When planning your next fundraiser, the best thing you can do is consult a professional.