Tips for Successful School Fund Raising

Parent-teacher organizations offer this advice for school communities trying to raise more funds:

• It needs to be fun, or parents won’t want to do it. Enthusiasm is everything.

• Begin small and build up. Your second year of a specific kind of fund raising is likely to be more successful than your first.

• Never spend all the money you raise
. Save half of what you earn, in order to grow that amount and keep a “rainy day” fund on hand for your school.

• Give people enough ideas to get going
, but stay open to new ideas from