Negosentro | How students can raise money for their high school | When you’re in high school, one of the ways for you to get the most out of it is by the school being able to invest a lot of time, effort, and money into resources that will help equip you for life.
However, for various reasons, some schools may not have the funds to be able to put into various resources the school either needs or wants. This is where students can come in to help figure out how their school can raise vital funds. After all, the students are going to be the ones benefitting from these funds, so they’re bound to want to get involved.
Be aware of the purpose of the fundraiser
When first deciding you want to throw a fundraiser, you need to decide what you want to raise funds for. It’s not always enough to just decide you need to raise vital funds for the school without being clear about what it’s for. Because when it comes to holding the fundraiser, donors are going to want to know exactly what their money is going towards so they can decide whether it’s worth them donating or not.
Set a clear (but realistic) goal
Whether this is for the amount you need or setting a goal to achieve the money after a certain amount of time, setting goals is important, so you have something to aim for. If you have nothing to aim for, that’s going to make it even more difficult to achieve what you want to achieve. Plus, goal setting gives you the motivation to hold the fundraisers in the first place.
Encourage good student-teacher relationships
Regardless of whether a student or teacher has come up with the idea to hold a fundraiser, both parties will have to work together to make the fundraiser work. Both will already have some knowledge of the areas that need the most funds and can help each other out. For example, students may have a better idea of the types of fundraisers other students are going to be more interested in, and the teachers may have better ideas on fundraisers donors will be more interested in. Working together is going to end in a better outcome.
Come up with good fundraising ideas
As already briefly mentioned, coming up with good fundraising ideas are key to getting donors excited about what you’re fundraising for and should leave them wanting to donate their money. There are various websites that share fundraising ideas for you to get some inspiration. These are good to look at if you’re struggling to come up with high school fundraising ideas or if you already have some good ideas but want to try and find some more unique ideas you’ve never heard of.
Keep it light
The best fundraisers are normally the ones that are fun and not too serious. They should be something everyone can get involved with while also ensuring to convey the message well of why you are holding the fundraiser.
At the end of the day, students often have a sense of humor like no other, and it’s this that could be key to raising the funds your school so desperately needs.