FundraisingWith deep cuts to school budgets in recent years, parent and booster groups feel the pressure to raise more money than ever.

Resist the temptation to boost your income by adding more fundraisers. Instead, work to maximize the profits of your regular fundraisers. Also keep in mind the many ways your parent group can help your school that don’t involve money, such as organizing library volunteers or scheduling reading tutors.

Sponsors and Banners are not just for Sports Teams

We all know how Basketball and Football teams get to sell banners to business and make a fair amount of money doing it. Well check with your Principal, and gets his approval so that no matter what your Booster club is, you can get sponsors for your club. And also found out what the "rules"...

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“Prize/Rewards” Assemblies – ways to reward the kids when they met a goal with a fundraiser

So as we planned out Read-a-thon Funraiser we didn't want to have "Prizes" that the kids got when they reached a goal, we didn't want to spend the money for it and we wanted all kids to win! So we decided to have assembles that where fun and all the kids would want to have...

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Read A Thon

Here is a powerpoint that was given at a Quarterly Meeting as well as some files that can be used for a Read-a-thon, click on the blue link to see the files. Read more about "Rewards" that could be used for a Read-a-thon click here Read-a-thon files 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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List of ideas for Fundraisers

Here is a list of ideas that I had been saving, of course there are a ton more, please share your ideas or thoughts about fundraisers. Balloon Bust Fundraising Fill a couple hundred balloons with helium and slips of paper redeemable for prizes or cash, or (10 percent) 'Thank You Please Try Again'. The fundraising...

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Concessions

Concessions There are lots of companies that will come and running a concession booth for you, but the amount you earn is a  lot less. Things to know You need to have at least one person with a Food Handlers Permit If you can help it, dont cook anything, that way you dont have to...

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Carnivals

Carnivals Carnivals are not just for Elementary Schools, they are a lot of work, but can raise a lot of money. Every school is different, in our school (Highland Park PTSO) we have always considered our "Carnival in the Park" as a Social Event. Meaning we were not out to make money, but we do...

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Successful Fundraising and Business Partnership

Class taught August 27th 2011 at the VNET Kick Off Event Highlights I didn’t take great notes in this class because it got a little bit random---That was ok, though. People were getting their questions answered right and left. The yellow handout for this class included most of the best information. I put a star...

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Food Handlers Permit

Food Handlers Permit / Food Service Worker Cards Any Parent group who serve or sales food to anyone, should have a Food Service Card, even if all you are selling is sno-cones, or popcorn. Food Service Worker Cards are required for any person who handles, prepares, serves, sells or gives away food for human consumption,...

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Vendors It’s a two way street

Class that was given on Aug 25th 2012 at our annual Kick Off How we can give back to a vendor – Offer to advertise their business- Marque, event program, PTO newsletter, poster, advertise on the PTO web site, and the Vnet directory. Give them your contact information so they have a point of contact...

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