When coming up with new fresh ideas for PTA fundraisers, it is often difficult to find things that are not only money-making, but interesting enough to entice the parents. We all do the catalog sales pitch and have a scheduled appointment in front of our local grocery store, but when it comes to getting the parents on board, why not switch things up a bit? Here are just a few ways you can change your typical fundraiser into something parents and staff alike can get excited about:
Date night. As a parent, you know that time alone has become almost slim to none since the little ones came along. So, why not combine a special night with a fundraiser? Who wouldn’t want to participate in a night on the town for a good cause? Approach two or three local restaurants and strike up an agreement where the restaurants give your PTA/PTO a percentage of the money they make off the parents on designated night. If you aren’t going with the date angle, arrange for something similar, like a fitness or pottery class everyone can enjoy.
Challenge accepted! Instead of focusing on the parents, turn your event into a family event. We all love a good game, and the students would love to see their parents compete against their favorite teachers. Pitting their favorite adults against each other in a friendly game of volleyball, softball, bowling — or even something like a chili cook-off — will have them bursting with excitement. All you have to do is charge for attendance. And you not only raise money but teach teamwork and physical fitness!
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