Amazingly Easy Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Should Try

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Written by Tim Grable

August 30, 2017


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Sports teams, clubs, school festivities, field trips, building maintenance, classroom repairs; they all contribute to creating a safe and encouraging learning environment where students can thrive.

Also, they all cost money.

Raising funds through special events is an excellent way to financially support a school’s activities and not only.

However, coming up with the best fundraising ideas for schools is not always easy – especially when you are on a shoestring budget.

To help you out, we have put together a list of budget-friendly ideas which work for schools of all sizes. Let’s jump right in!Amazingly Easy Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Should Try

A Magic Themed Party

This is one of those fundraising ideas for schools which never gets old. What’s great about a magic show is that it is extremely flexible.

You can customize its size, stage presentation, and format so that it fits your budget.

In other words, a magic themed event can be anything from a small talent show featuring a few passionate volunteers to a large-scale event starring professional entertainment.

The latter is likely to help you raise more funds, as having an experienced magician will help draw a larger crowd, as well as add more entertaining value to your event.

If this is an idea you are willing to consider, we have an excellent recommendation for you. His name is Simon Pierro, and he is an award-winning digital magician.

What exactly is a digital magician? Well, it is best if you witness his skills in action and see how technology fits into his magic tricks:

Simon Pierro - The iPad Magician

An Art Exhibition with a Twist

Hosting an event where students’ art is the center of attention is a good way to make the most out of the resources you already have and save money.

  • Students can use their creativity to make the drawings, sculptures and any other type art during special art classes.
  • The event can take place on school’s grounds. The hallway, the gymnasium or the assembly room can serve as the venue for the event.

The secret is to engage the community and invite as many of the students’ relatives as possible. The more doting family members, the more donations the school is likely to receive.

Moreover, if you want to take the event to the next level, why not book a live painter like Heidi Schwartz?

Heidi can create a memorable interpretive painting of your fundraiser, which you can then auction at the end of the event to further increase donations.Heidi schwartz, painter, live event painter, nashville painter

Moreover, this entertainment idea fits in perfectly with the whole art exhibition concept.

A Fundraising Auction

We could not talk about fundraising ideas for schools and leave charity auctions out of the list. These types of events are perfect for attracting potential sponsorship and increasing your donor base.

One of the first things you have to do is figure out what to auction. If you manage to get a few local businesses in the community to support your cause, they might be willing to donate goods.

However, remember that you can also auction skills or services. For instance, students could offer to tutor other students, or a parent who works in real estate could provide advice in exchange for a donation.

Thinking outside the box can help you stick to your budget!students, kids

Has Any of These Fundraising Ideas for Schools Caught Your Eye?

If you are interested in booking any of the entertainers mentioned in this article, we can help. We will make the process incredibly easy for you so that you have more time to focus on other aspects of planning the event.

Sounds good? Then all you have to do is get in touch with us as soon as possible and tell us more about what you have in mind for the upcoming event.

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