Raising money for a school may seem like an easy sell to most people, but it can be a true challenge. With so many programs, athletics and extracurricular being cut there are more and more fundraisers popping up throughout the school year. The key in turning your school fundraiser into a successful event is to create a buzz around your particular campaign. Instead of choosing to hold an event that has been held before or is extremely common, plan a fundraiser that is an exciting and new idea.
Fundraisers should accomplish two things; raising money and raising awareness. While we all know that fundraisers are held to bring in money for a specific cause or group, they are also important aspects in bringing attention to the groups cause and needs. By throwing an event that is exciting and new, groups are more likely to engage the community and get a larger turnout. Many communities get burnt out on buying the same products year after year, instead it may be a good idea to sell tickets to a themed dinner at the school. Not only does the event bring in money, but it also grabs the community's attention.
By coming up with a fresh idea for your groups fundraising event, you are essentially giving the community something new to think about and expect. By keeping the community interested in your fundraiser, you are increasing the chances that they will continue to donate to the cause throughout the year. Keeping the community involved is an important part of growing your fundraisers success overtime.