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School Fundraising – Finding the Time

August 6th, 2021

Life is busy. It can be hard to find the time to plan, schedule and execute a school fundraiser, but it is always worth the effort. With the money that your school earns through fundraising you can purchase books and playground equipment or fund after activities and programs. Often school fundraising is the best way to ensure that schools have enough money to provide a top quality education to their students. If you want to earn extra money for your school, but finding time seems impossible, use these tips and discover just how easy fundraising can be.

How Much Time Will I Need?

Many people assume that planning a school fundraiser will take countless hours and weeks, but it doesn’t have to. Some fundraising options might require a huge time investment, but if you don’t have a lot of time you can find quick and easy fundraising options as well. Working with a fundraising company and hosting a cookie dough fundraiser or catalog sale is one of the easiest ways to earn money. These fundraisers don’t take much time, can be very profitable and you will have the support of a fundraising company every step of the way. Before assuming that you don’t have time to fundraise, find out exactly how much time you will need to devote. You might find that the time commitment is much less than you imagined.

Delegate and Share the Load

Planning and executing a fundraiser doesn’t have to be a one man job. Often when you are short on time you can split the work required so that no one has to devote a huge chunk of time to the project. For example you could have one person contact the fundraising company, another distribute materials to students and someone else to handle orders and product distribution. Consider organizing a committee and having interested parents, school volunteers and teachers donate time to making the fundraiser a success. The more help you get, the less time you will need to spend.

Fundraise Often

The more you do something the easier it becomes. The same principle applies to your fundraising efforts. If you have a yearly cookie dough sale you will learn how to plan it quickly. Plus parents and students will learn to expect the fundraiser at the same time each year. Setting up a few programs will take time, but once you have them in place fundraising will be very simple and your profits will increase.

Plan Ahead

One final tip for finding the time to fundraise is taking time to really plan. Well planned fundraisers have fewer problems that disorganized ones. This means spending less time working out issues and more time earning money. Plus when you plan ahead you can devote a couple hours a week for a few months rather than trying to squeeze everything into a week or two. Start thinking about fundraisers several months in advance and you will have time to plan and coordinate easily.