Support scholars in academic and fun endeavors. For starters, you can help student-led fundraisers with simple tips. Check out this quick guide on how teachers can support student fundraisers!
Make a Monetary Contribution
Students sell all sorts of things for fundraisers, from raffle tickets to cookie dough. So the first way to impact the campaign is to make a monetary contribution. Simply put, buy things your students sell. However, you can also contribute to specific initiatives. For example, donate money to purchase supplies for the student car wash; this will cut overhead costs for the campaign.
Become a Campaign Advisor
Oversee the fundraiser as a campaign advisor. Your skills and expertise can help students stay on track and make practical decisions. You can add your thoughts and opinions on different things or become a liaison between students and administrators. Of course, campaign advisement is an extra responsibility, so you should only fulfill this role if you have time.
Donating resources is another way teachers can support student fundraisers. You may donate art supplies for campaign posters or printer paper for flyers. Resources are anything that can support the fundraiser.
Besides tangible items, you can donate your space! Turn your classroom into the campaign headquarters and let students host meetings, store supplies, or perform other fundraiser-related activities. This simple initiative can greatly impact the campaign and help students communicate with each other.
Reach Out to Your Network
Whether you know fellow educators, business owners, or classmates from college, you likely have a network of people who can support campaigns. Therefore, reach out to your network and connect students with new groups of people.
One donation can have a ripple effect, as one donator encourages others to support. It’s all about securing connections to help students with their campaigns. Who knows—a person from your network may become a long-term supporter!
Maintain Student Motivation
One of the best tips to raise money for school events is to maintain student motivation. Most fundraisers start off strong but can plateau. Decreasing support can affect students’ confidence and deter them from the campaign. However, showcasing your support and increasing engagement can combat this disillusionment.
Give positive affirmations, student shoutouts, and kind words about the fundraiser. Encouragement can boost confidence and reengage students with the campaign!