Step By Step Instructions for Fundraising
1. Decide on the type of fundraiser, create a timeline for the various action steps, and set the deadline for completion of the project.
2. Order promotional materials from suppliers or create your own.
3. Start spreading the word about your fundraiser by sending letters home with students, emailing parents, placing notices in the school newspaper or send home flyer and place poster and flyers anywhere around town that is frequented by potential attendees.
4. Keep the students active and involved by preparing for the fundraiser. Divide up task lists by student so that everyone is involved and helping.
5. Get ready for the big event by having a strategy meeting the week before the event to go over everything to make sure nothing was forgotten.
6. Reward and praise students the day of and after the event so that they learn that hard work pays off.
Elementary school students require a host of tools and supplies to assist them with their education especially in the area of the arts, mathematics and literacy. Sadly, these are the subject areas that are typically impacted the most by budget cuts.
Most elementary school teachers are accomplished experts at soliciting donations from student's parents, but they also work diligently with the school to find ways to bring in extra money for all the things they want and need that current budgets just do not allow for. Fundraising comes in many shapes and forms, but some types are more popular than others.