Fundraising 101

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17 Mar: 9 Creative Senior Class Fundraising Ideas

Senior year is the time to get nostalgic. A new life is about to start and anxiety hits in. It’s even more stressful when your class decides to buy a senior gift for your school. We know that this is expensive, and that parents won’t be happy if they have to pay for it themselves. It doesn’t matter if the gift is a monument, a new water fountain, a new school sign, or even a big donation to a charity — money shouldn’t be the problem.  We also know that sometimes the money for your senior class is for something…

best food to have at a fundraiser

25 Feb: Your Guide to the Best Food to Have at a Fundraiser

Nothing brings the people running like a tasty treat! So, if you’re planning on hosting a fundraiser, you need to know how to satisfy your guests — sweet tooth and savory tooth alike! Unless you’re a trained chef or professional cook, this might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. We have some practical tips on the best food to have at a fundraiser, fundraiser dinner ideas, and even suggestions for some easy food to sell and make money as your guests are supporting you from the comfort of their own home. As you plan, remember that the two biggest…

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18 Feb: How to Raise Money to Hike the Appalachian Trail

There is something magical about the mountains: the snowy peaks, wooded trails, the solitude, the whisper of trees and bird songs all around you. If you’re an avid hiker, the mountains feel like home, and every trail is a rush of adrenaline. It’s no secret that the Appalachian Trail is an adventure at the top of every hiker’s bucket list. The 2,100 mile trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, Maine, takes you through 14 states of gorgeous wilderness. The six month journey on the AT requires not only physical and mental stamina, but financial stamina in order to…

hosting a fundraiser at a bar

11 Feb: How to Throw a Successful Fundraiser at a Bar

Who doesn’t like a bar party!? You don’t have to clean your own place, there’s space for everyone, and there’s no post-party disaster to worry about handling. Furthermore, who doesn’t prefer a real glass to some non-eco-friendly, red-cup business. Now we’re talking! Hosting a fundraiser is both fun and effective. More importantly, there’s something for everyone at a bar fundraiser — there are always non-alcoholic options for those who opt out of drinking. And for the majority that do drink, you will certainly be able to find a way to wet their whistle. Not to mention, people love bar games,…

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05 Dec: Your Comprehensive 12 Month Fundraising Plan for 2020

A year sounds like a long time until… it’s not. That’s why you need to create a comprehensive fundraising plan to keep you on track. If you don’t create tangible goals and set yourself up for success those months will fly by before you know it. It can be overwhelming to think about all the fundraising stories and letters you need to write, Instagram posts you need to polish, and bake sales you need to organize to meet your fundraising goals. That’s why we’ve laid out a fundraising plan example for you to peruse at your leisure! It gives you…