Education


Why Are Spring School Fundraisers Less Effective?

Posted on 16 January 2014

I always found it interesting that schools do so much better with their fall fundraisers than they do with their spring campaigns. There’s an obvious reason. It seems like the start of a school year brings new excitement and life to the school. There are new families and teachers in some cases and other families [...]

Read-a-thons Can Raise Lots of Money

Posted on 19 February 2013

Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon? We ran across www.read-a-thon.com the other day and we started thinking about how much sense the concept makes for schools – especially elementary schools. In recent years it seems like the only people considering read-a-thons were librarians. But when you consider the amount of money that can be [...]

Do Prizes Produce Better School Fundraising Results?

Posted on 14 June 2012

There has been so much discussion on whether incentives or prices help school fundraising results or not. And a recent article in the Orange County Register about 7 top students fundraisers receiving terrific prizes created the opportunity to continue that discussion here. The main question is whether prizes produce better results or are simply given [...]

State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school fundraisers

Posted on 07 May 2012

We were a little stunned when we saw an article that was posted on the Drudge Report. The story comes from the Boston Herald and it talks about how state regulations would negatively impact school fundraising efforts .. especially cookie dough fundraisers and bake sales. The articles starts with: The Departments of Public Health and [...]

Holiday Shops Can Be A Win-Win For Students And Fundraising Groups

Posted on 18 January 2012

December is that time of year when it seems like everyone is running as fast as they can, but the list of “things to do” never ends. A holiday shop at your school or church may be the answer to shorten that endless list. Here is what I have seen as a result of running [...]

Student Ambassadors Program

Posted on 03 January 2012

President Dwight D. Eisenhower envisioned a time where there was no hatred between different countries, a time were each country supported each other and a time where the world evolved based on the sharing of knowledge between each country, no matter how different they were. This thought process brought about the People to People Student [...]

Developing Your Sorority Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 09 December 2011

When you are part of a college sorority, you will know about all of the great benefits to working as a team for a good cause. This could be something that directly benefits all of your sorority sisters, like raising funds for upgrades to your sorority building. Or it could be something you do in [...]