Unique fundraising ideas from the best school fundraisers. These ideas work well with our software ;)

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Ideas for fundraising: "A Little Extra"

When printing up your flyers and invites to your event, do you ever question if you are charging enough? If you increased the price, would your attendance go down?  

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Unique fundraising ideas: Meal Deal

Treat yourself to a night off from dinner prep and your family to an exciting new meal.

With all the great cooks around, why not ask a few of them to band together and offer a meal a week for a month? If four families get together, each can put together one meal for the month. The meals could be based on a theme - such as Around the World in 8 Weeks - offering 8 weeks of meals from different countries (Mexican one week, Chinese the next...). Another fun theme is a "color," having the whole meal be orange one week, red the next... Pre-school and kindergarten kids really love these simple themes and they can be a lot of fun to think up!

Here's how it works:

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Ideas for fundraising: Guided Hike

Who does not love to find new places to hike and explore? Have a hiker in your mist donate to lead a guided hike in their favorite local spot. 

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Easy Fundraiser ideas: VIP Seats

Who doesn't want front row seats to watch their child in the school concert, performance, or graduation? Parents would love to know the their VIP seats are reserved and there is no need to arrive super early. These VIP seats make a super auction item!

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Fundraising ideas: Create A Bid Wall

Instead of cluttering up your silent auction tables with gift certificates and service donations, create a "Gift Certificate Wall." Tape columns of 8.5" x 4" item descriptions on a wall.

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Unique fundraising ideas: Wristbands for Bid Numbers

A new way to pass out bid numbers... When attendees arrive, hand out wristbands with bid numbers on them. The bid number is handy throughout the evening and as the attendees circulate and bid on items it is super easy for them to double check their bid numbers before writing them down. 

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