Bringing School Fundraising Into The Modern Age

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Most parents care a great deal about the time their children spend in school. You will have spent a very long time choosing the school, talking to your child’s teachers, and may have even put time into helping with their education in the past. Of course, though, there is one area that many schools struggle with, and it’s something that parents can offer a lot of help with; fundraising. You have loads of options to raise money for your child’s school, though moving this into the modern age is something that a lot of parents struggle with. This article will be exploring some of the best ways to handle this for your own children and their school.

Social Media

In the past, fundraising could be a very tedious process, often involving knocking on doors and standing around outside for long periods. Social media has changed this, though, giving you the chance to spread the word about your fundraising without having to rely on old-fashioned methods. You can create groups and events that can be spread far and wide without any real effort, and platforms like this make it possible to collect donations without having to talk to people directly. Of course, though, you have to make sure that you’re not putting too much pressure on people using tools like this.

Taking Payments

Street fundraising will always have a place, though the modern cashless world can make it hard for people to give you money when you’re doing this. It’s unlikely that the people that find you will be carrying much money, instead using their credit and debit cards to handle the payments they have to make. Companies like Payanywhere can provide you with the hardware and software you need to be able to take digital payments just about anywhere. You only need an internet connection, and this can usually be achieved using fast mobile networks. Taking payments like this will increase the chances of taking large donations.

Transparency

It’s easy to be cynical in the modern world, especially with so many organizations abusing their ability to ask for donations. For this reason, people will want to know exactly where their money is going when they donate it, and this is information that you should be prepared to provide. This is nice and easy nowadays, as you need only to take their email address when you receive a payment to keep them up to date with where their money is going. You can also post this on social media, showing other potential donors that you’ve been using the money you receive for the right kind of work.

 

With all of this in front of you, you should have a much better idea of how you should be handling school fundraising in the modern age. A lot of people struggle with work like this, finding it tricky to know what needs to be done when they are taking money from other parents. Of course, though, as long as you’re honest, most people will be happy to help you.

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