Part 4 of 5
Continuing our series on fundraising ideas for schools that is not a cookie dough fundraiser. Here are 5 more ideas.
WHEN A COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER IS NOT AN OPTION
- In Florida, specialty automobile license plates help fund school activities. Of the license plates’ $17 cost, $2 goes to the state and $15 to schools. The tags depicting a graduation cap and a diploma inside an apple are predicted to bring in as much as $3 million.
- Some Pennsylvania schools tried to use a 1940’s era state law – often referred to as the “tax-everything law” – to impose parking taxes. This law has since been rescinded, but many communities have antiquated laws on the books that could be used to raise funds in a similar way.
FUNDRAISERS WITH PERKS
- There are a few fundraisers with perks. The mobile community discount app. allows parents to purchase the mobile app through online marketing which provides the parents with dining and other discounts for an entire year. Your school’s concession stand can actually be part of the app. Parents are notified of discounts when parents are in the business’s vicinity. Parents actually save money with this fundraiser.
ADVERTISING CAN BRING IN THE BUCKS!
- District 11 in Colorado Springs sells advertising space on school buses, in hallways, on athletic uniforms, and just about anywhere else. The 32,000 student school district raised $59,000 last year, and calls have been pouring in from other school officials interested in trying similar methods of fundraising.
For additional information on advertising in schools, you might take a look at another Education World story, The Selling of Our Schools: Advertising in the Classroom.
- Many schools sell commercial and personal ads in athletic event programs, family directories and then sell the programs at sporting events.
If you have any creative ideas that you would like to share, please feel free to share it in the comment section.