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9 years 6 months ago #162482 by Martha Maryland
Replied by Martha Maryland on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
I thought I'd relay my success rate on our recent school fundraising. I personally solicited about 95 organizations and companies. Many were suggestions from PTO.

I had about 47% (about 44) donations from national corps and local organizations. 13% came from the national organizations (like many listed on this website). The balance--and the overwhelming majority-- was from local restaurants, arts organizations, theaters, museums and businesses.

So when you look at your time spent on asking for donations, I repeatedly get the most success from local businesses and organizations instead of national.
9 years 6 months ago #162484 by LoisLane
This a response to mich from the previous thread:

I called the general manager of our local arena and they promised to get me tickets to an event. I'm not sure what event yet, maybe it's not through Ticketmaster though, I'm contacting them back next month.
9 years 6 months ago #162486 by carol
Replied by carol on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST

malls did not work for me. I am from LI, New york any help??????
9 years 6 months ago #162487 by kimme94
Carol on long island your options are endless. There are so many mom & pop stores (as well as big chains). You have so many sports teams in the area (which they all donate something) as well as many minor league teams. Think outside the box too- is there a lawyer at the school who will donate 2 hours of their service, a parent who is a good baker who will donate a cake or cookies to be baked for a party. Or maybe someone will offer their time to clean out someone's garage or wash their car for a month. There are tree guys & lawn guys, handymen & gutter cleaners. There is the children's museum & the game farm & the aquarium.... I could go on and on. Our biggest sellers were special time with our teachers (night time bed time story where the teacher will come read your child a story in their pj's, get your nails done with the teacher, go to the book store with a teacher). If you have an older school (we're a preschool) you can do - be a principal for a day, be a teacher for a day, have lunch with a teacher, etc.... I hope this was helpful. And don't forget to check out page 356 in the old donation thread... it will give you a list of all the companies you can contact nationally.
9 years 6 months ago #162489 by thanks
Replied by thanks on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
9 years 6 months ago #162490 by kkwilkinson0608
Has anyone ever gotten a donation from "Premier Cancun Vacations"? What did you get? and was it straight forward or was there alot of fine print? Thanks!!
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