Elementary School Fund Raising

August 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Fundraising

Right before conducting any kind of activity in order to generate money, there should be a clear understanding of what you hope to accomplish. The clearer that the goals are laid on the table, the foundation will become stronger. This is especially important when it involves elementary school fund raising. It is for the reason that it engages the juvenile where they have this tendency to just play around the whole time. However, as a teacher, it is your responsibility to let them understand the cause. You cannot expect them to absorb its entirety but the fact that you have already introduced it to them, it will somehow be drilled in their minds.

In elementary school fund raising, it is but important to carefully look into a lot of considerations. One is to set objectives so that everyone will be rowing in the same direction. Yes, you may be inside in a single boat but others are heading to the west when your real destination is toward the east. You can never attain complete accomplishment in that sense. Next is to have access to potential contributors especially the parents of the kids. It would be a good thing if you will be calling for a meeting so you can also tackle to them the purpose. It would make a whole lot of difference when an adult will be the one who will say rather than the child.

Elementary school fund raising should go hand in hand with the vision and mission of the whole institution. If it is grounded on Catholic doctrines then the aspect of morality should not be questioned. Another is to highly regard the budget especially if you start without a capital. Be very willing to shell out from your pocket because you cannot expect others to be generous if you yourself are not. For sure there will be plenty of expenses so as much as possible, try to be thrifty. When you will be going for a bake sale, find the most cheapest ingredients. You can even make it as an assignment for your students to bring a box of flour or pack of sugar so the more you can save.

In the National Charter School Conference, the president of Hillsborough Education Foundation, Terry Boehm cited points on elementary school fund raising. He said that the focus should be around alternative solutions and not into emphasizing the pressing problems. It is done by touching on where it will go or who can benefit from it. Like for example, the revenues from the bake sale will be for the purchase of the latest model of computers in the laboratory that will be used by all the graders. It would be a relief to know the flow of an investment rather than just leaving it hanging in the minds of donors.

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