Cross selling and using your queues can be to everyone’s advantage because no matter how good your planning, the one thing that seems to be unavoidable at many fundraising events are the queues. The key to making this work for you is being flexible and thinking outside the box.
Here are some ideas from our Facebook community on collecting chocolate wheel prizes: At our school they asked each class to bring something. So peeps brought chocolate bars, grade ones brought in jars, grade 2 brought in packets of lollies etc. works well.
Here are some stall ideas from our Facebook community to appeal specifically to boys at a Spring Fair: Toss toilet rolls into a toilet. See if a local business will give you one in return for advertising/ naming rights. Maybe it could then be raffled or auctioned off.
Turning children’s drawing, sketches or photos into keepsakes is an increasingly popular means of fundraising.
Here are some ideas from our Facebook community on running an outdoor movie night: We do one per year as a community event. Only sales are sausage sizzle and drinks or popcorn/lollies.
Here are some ideas from our Facebook community for phone-friendly newsletter programs:
Here are some ideas from our Facebook community on how to acknowledge a long serving volunteer: Create a garden or bench seat in her honour with a plaque recognising her contribution.
Here is some advice from our Facebook community on how to include volunteering experience on your CV: List your volunteer positions the same as you would a paid position. Really the only difference between them is the salary, you still use and develop your skills in a volunteer role.
Here is some advice from our Facebook community about hiring an ATM for your event: ANZ Blades are available to borrow. You will need to become a registered partner but its all free to do and arrange.
Here are some reader ideas for lolly stall alternatives: Cake stall is always good but lob-a-choc was a hit at our school. We just got donated bags of chocolate or $1 medium size choc. The class with the most donated got a free dress day!
Here are some reader ideas for inexpensive ways to decorate a cocktail party fundraiser: Lots of tea lights sitting in glass jars. Ask families to send in their empty clear glass jars from home.
Here are some reader ideas for improving communication between your P&C, principle and teachers: Set the tone by being really transparent in everything you do, and ask questions to others (staff, etc) to encourage them to do the same.