When it comes to raising money for your school, one of the toughest issues for the PTA is deciding on which fundraising idea to choose. Sure, you have a few fundraisers in a school year, but there are so many ideas to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow it down to those few. The first step is to take a moment to evaluate what exactly the task is you are taking on. Consider your needs, your assets, your volunteer manpower, and an idea tailored towards your school community. Here are a few questions to ask yourselves when narrowing down your options:
How much money do we need to raise? Your PTA needs to create a plan for the year that aligns with your group’s mission, and a budget. Your fundraising goal will allow you to evaluate your fundraising options. A budget helps track the funds in order to prevent any issues as the year progresses.
How soon do you need the money? If you need the money within a month or two, you’ll want to select a fundraiser that can be executed quickly. Simple product sales will be your best bet here, as other types of fundraisers (box top or label collection, etc.) need more time to execute.
How much volunteer support can you expect? If you have a squad of volunteers, a more complex fundraiser is possible. However, if you can only recruit one or two volunteers, you’ll want to commit to a project that can be successful with just a little help.
If you have any other questions regarding school fundraisers, feel free to visit our website at www.westcoastfundraising.com or contact West Coast Fundraising in Corona, CA at 800-500-3310 today.
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