The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

As school budgets tighten across the country, school fundraising becomes an increasingly critical pursuit. What follows are our top 10 school fundraising ideas: Corporate sponsorship. Partnering with your local businesses to raise money for a specific school project or event is one of the best school fundraising ideas out there. Let the community physically help build a better education for your children.

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Rhode Island School Calendar

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Bring Your Experience to Your Community (Case Study: Curtis Institute)

Getting Attention

Curtis is a highly-selective music school, based in Philadelphia. Historically, the school has done a great job opening itself up to the community (and building a strong base of support) via frequent free or low-charge concerts at Curtis and other cultural venues throughout the city.

How Schools Bring Their Unique Brands To Life

Mission Minded

Fall marks the beginning of admissions season—when independent schools compete for students who are the right fit for their communities. Admissions materials convey a school’s priorities and its personality.

Ep216: How Whirlpool is Cleaning Up a Major Attendance Problem in Schools

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Alison McArthur , Community Achieves Coordinator for Metro Nashville Public Schools about the The Whirlpool Care Counts laundry program. Alison McArthur, Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Grants for U.S. Public Schools in Farming Communities for Science and/or Math Education (in 39 states)

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Deadline: April 15, 2012 Monsanto Fund Invites Farmers to Nominate School Districts for America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant Program Monsanto Fund , the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company , has announced the launch of its America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program. The grant program will provide grants in over twelve hundred counties across thirty-nine states to help strengthen local communities and education systems, especially in the areas of science and/or math.

Do you have people from the community you help on your board?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” One thing we know about addressing community problems and making long term change is that those who will have to live with the solution have to be a part of putting it into place. I walked in there, the privileged American, assuming that what the community really needed was condoms.

10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

With budget cuts being more and more frequent for schools nationwide, fundraising for extracurricular programs has become increasingly important. Active fundraising is a perfect way for schools to raise money for new uniforms, trips or new equipment. The following are 10 fundraising ideas for schools you can’t afford to miss: Discount Cards – Discount cards are a popular fundraising idea for schools.

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Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Like, Austin Independent School District has to lay off 1,500 teachers. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations. Lately I’ve been pondering a couple of things. And corporations like Amazon, BP, and other gas companies post record profits.

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What Going Back to Middle School Can Teach You About Donor Communication

Ann Green

You may be wondering how is middle school relevant to your donor communication when most of your donors are old enough to be parents or grandparents of middle school students? But keeping middle school students in mind can help you improve your donor communication.

Can you teach a class at the School of Everything?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The School of Everything, what is it? Could you teach a class at The School of Everything ? What IS the School of Everything? School of Everything is here so you can organise your education however you please.&#. Are you already on the School of Everything?

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Leadership Awards for American and British Jr. High & High School Level Students Wishing to Improve Their Communities

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The program is open to eligible high school juniors and seniors in selected market areas who are committed to improving their communities. Selected student leaders participate in a paid eight-week summer internship with a designated local nonprofit organization where they experience firsthand how they can help shape their communities — now and in the future. The program's goal is to nurture and develop the country's next generation of community leaders.

Grants For Middle and High School Newspapers Partnering With Their Communities

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Newspaper Association of America Foundation to Support Middle and High School Student Newspaper Projects Deadline: May 16, 2008 The Newspaper Association of America Foundation ( [link] ) encourages middle and high schools to partner with professional newspapers in their com- munities and seek funding to start, relaunch, or revitalize student newspapers, whether online or in print. Schools are also encouraged to seek a university or a college as an additional partner.

Grants for American Public Schools' Music Education Programs

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Deadline: Rolling NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation Announces Wanna Play Fund Grants for Instruments Available to Schools and Community Organizations for Music Education Programs The nonprofit NAMM Foundation works to advance active, lifelong participation in music making by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs of the international music products industry. Tags: American public schools music instruments

Reader Questions: How to raise funds for a school with no vision?

Wild Woman Fundraising

One thing to know about me is that I am a non-profit board member (president at moment) of a German language school in NJ. a non-profit board ask its community for funds if you already raise enough to cover expenses (via tuition and a small number of grants & donations) and even manage put a little away in the bank each year? Fundraising @wildwomanfund board member education mazarine treyz New Jersey Philanthropy president school fundraising

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Are Online Communities Just As Segregated As Offline Communities?

Marketing for Nonprofits

No one uses MySpace," says 17-year-old Halie Pacheco, a student at The Urban School [an elite school in San Francisco]. More important, I was disturbed by the warning that online communities are just as segregated as offline communities.

Grants for Public Schools' Music Programs and Independent Music Programs

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Deadline: February 17, 2012 Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation Invites Applications From Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grant Program The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation , a nonprofit public charity established by Muzak LLC , is accepting applications for its Music Matters Grant Program, which provides grants to public school and independent music programs in the United States. American public schools RFP grants music the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [As

Remapping Food and Activity in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

Where do people find healthy foods and places to be physically active in their neighborhoods and communities? Six themes emerged from the qualitative analysis of the maps and photographs: the family home; opportunities for physical activity and sedentary pursuits; food items and locations; green space and outside areas; the school and opportunities for social interaction.

Grants for Public, Private, or Charter High Schools' Student Retention Programs

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Organizations might use new concepts, ideas, and strategies to achieve success for students who are at risk of dropping out of school; collaborate with school districts, foundations, nonprofits, government entities, and/or businesses to maximize positive impact on students' success; or employ technological innovations to support student success. The 2012 Local Impact RFP will provide project support for currently operating high school retention programs.

Awards for Enterprising American Middle School & High School Aged Girls

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In 2010, Guardian will award prizes to fifteen girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship, are taking the first steps toward financial independence, and make a difference in their schools and communities. To be eligible, a nominee must be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of December 31, 2009; be enrolled in middle school or high school; and be a U.S. From The Foundation Center.

Grants for Communities Innovating in Urban Forestry

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To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank''s United States footprint. Municipalities are encouraged to apply in partnership with community partners such as nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, etc. Complete program information, list of eligible communities, and the online application are available at the TD Green Streets Web site."

Grants for Soccer Programs in Underprivileged Communities of 50k+ Nonprofits, Schools, Municipalities, Colleges, Universities, or Tribes May Apply

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that focus on keeping children in vulnerable communities active, healthy, and safe from the dangers of the streets. and be a not-for-profit organization, school, municipality, college or university, public school, or sovereign tribal nation that meets the established focus for the 2011 grant cycle. From The Foundation Center. [If If you would like more information about this grant opportunity click "Contact: Link to RFP" at the end of this post].

Few Different Grant Opportunities for U.S. K - 12 Music Students & Public School Music Programs

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Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Online Pre-qualification Form) Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Offers Instruments for School Music Programs The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates both new and refurbished instruments to school and after-school music programs in the United States that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation, and wear over time, and to accommodate students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments.

Grants For Exceptional Out of School and After School Programs

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In partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services ( [link] ), the National Endowment for the Arts ( [link] ), and the National Endowment for the Humanities ( [link] ), PCAH is embarking on the twelfth year of the awards, which recognize the accomplishments of exceptional arts and humanities after school and out-of-school programs. To be eligible, nominated programs must operate as a program for children and youth outside the school day. [Please help us.

Grants and Scholarships for Middle and High School Students' Environmental Programs Benefiting Their Community

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The program encourages middle and high school students across the united states to develop and implement environmental programs that positively impact their communities. More than $1 million in total scholarships and grants will be awarded to students, teachers, and schools. There will be sixteen winning teams for each of the four challenges -- eight middle school and eight high school teams. The money will be shared by the students, teacher advisor, and school.

Dear May 2009 Graduate, Here’s 40 Reasons to Still Study Journalism


Despite the landscape and view people may hold when they think of today’s journalism, enrollment in journalism school has INCREASED ! However, when my High School Senior, Class of 2009 cousin asked me about it the other weekend, I was thrilled.

Grants for 50 Elementary Schools' Programs and Projects

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Goody's Family Clothing Offers Funding for School Needs Deadline: November 1, 2008 A philanthropic program of Goody's Family Clothing> ( [link] ), Good Deeds for Schools is a grant program designed to help local schools pay for the things they need but cannot afford through regular education funding. Through the program, Goody's will award $10,000 each to fifty schools in communities where Goody's stores are located. From The Foundation Center.

Jenny's Heroes Grants for Tangible, Lasting Community Projects In Smaller Communities

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Former Talk Show Host Jenny Jones Announces Continuation of Community Grant Program Deadline: Open Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones has announced that she will donate an additional $1 million to continue her Jenny's Heroes ( [link] ) community grant program. The Jenny's Heroes program awards grants to individuals who submit the best ideas for tangible, lasting community projects. Tags: community building RFP community grants [Please help us.

Grants for Historic Preservation Organizations Uniting with Schools

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History Channel Announces Guidelines for Save Our History Grant Program Deadline: June 6, 2008 An initiative of the History Channel ( [link] ), the Save Our History Program invites history organizations to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities. Applicants may partner with multiple schools or educational organizations. From The Foundation Center.

11 Elements of Fierce Loyalty to Keep Your Donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think about creating an online community for your nonprofit.You may say, well, we already have a website! But if you didn’t make that website with a community in mind, you don’t have a website that is necessarily good at nurturing community for your nonprofit.

How to Collect Stories About Your Nonprofit [WORKSHEET]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last week’s lesson in Storytelling Summer School detailed the 5 types of stories you need to actively collect and share about your nonprofit and it’s impact. (If Client, Staff, Volunteer, Donor, Community.

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Grants for Nonprofits Providing Nutrition Education and Help to Under-Served Communities

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Deadline: September 15, 2013 "Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs "The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities it serves. In 2013, grants will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people''s ability to be physically active.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since I didn’t know a lot about various LGBTQ organizations, I pointed him to the now sadly defunct Planet Out (which now redirects to ), where I thought he might be able to find more people in the community. I was a member of the Gay Straight alliance in my high school.

5 Types of Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Share on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Community story. Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling presentation social media storytelling story collection storytelling summer school

One Free Way to Ramp Up Your Social Media Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

What is Storytelling Summer School ? . What is included in Storytelling Summer School : . Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling free course social media storytelling storytelling summer school video training

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. From The Foundation Center. [If

#Aging: Study Shows Americans Optimistic and Unprepared For Retirement (Part 1 of 2)

Non Profit Marketing 360

The report was conducted by NPR, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Click to enlarge.

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Community Grants from Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper Community Project Grants Program

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Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper Community Project Grants Grant Application Deadline: August 30, 2007 Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper is a nationwide initiative that helps local groups make a difference in their own community. Local community groups can go to to learn about My Hometown Helper's grants. Funds will be awarded based on the merit of the project, including its impact on, and support within, the community.

Grants to Community Programs Financing Services Benefitting Those in Need

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Deadline: April 30, 2009 Entries Invited for Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance The aim of the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance is to propel Community Development Financial Institutions to a higher level of growth, success, and sustainability. Opportunity Finance programs provide capital and financial services that benefit low-income and -wealth people, helping them to build homes, schools, small businesses, and community facilities.

10 Specific Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! 3) Share stories about staff member’s family and encourage you online community to share their stories. Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry!

Are you a wage slave at your nonprofit? Take this quiz!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have a giant school or credit card debt you’re paying down right now? Aristotle made the statement “[a]ll paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind” As the Blue Scholars say, it’s a 501 Community Plantation! Are You a Wage Slave?

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Grants for Indian Tribes & U.S. Territories Involving School Age Youth in Service Learning Projects

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Deadline: March 9, 2010 Corporation for National and Community Service Announces Availability of Funding to Support Service-Learning The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of a total of $650,070 for new Learn and Serve America School-Based grants to Indian tribes and U.S. territories to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs.

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Grants for Arts for Oregon Communities

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From The Foundation Center Oregon Arts Commission Invites Proposals for Arts Build Communities Grants Deadline: October 2, 2007 The Oregon Arts Commission ( [link] ) is accepting applications for Arts Build Communities grants, which recognize and support the use of the arts as a tool for building and strengthening Oregon communities. Arts Build Communities grants support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development.