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School Fundraising Ideas and Planning

Free Download: Fundraising Guide
Restaurant Fundraisers Planning Kit

Restaurant Fundraiser Planning Kit

Restaurant fundraisers are an easy and simple way for your group to raise money for your school. Our guide will help you plan and promote your event with no stress.

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Free Fun Run Planning Guide
School Fun Run Fundraiser Guide

How To Plan a Fun Run

Our free guide covers everything you need to know to pull off a jogathon fundraiser at your school, from motivating students to collecting pledges.

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Free Download: E-Payment Guide

The 411 on Credit Card Payments

Accepting payments by credit card is a step that can increase your parent group’s income. Our guide will help you understand the benefits and risks, evaluate costs, and more.

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PTO Today Article

School Auction Gold: Student Art Projects

Projects created by elementary school students brought in more than $8,000 for a New York City parent group.

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Passive Fundraising Ideas for School Parent Groups

Although a few major national companies have shut down their fundraising programs, many options still remain for enterprising PTOs and PTAs.

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Spiritwear

19 Ways To Use School Spiritwear

From raising money to boosting your parent group’s profile, school logo clothing can make good things happen.

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Fundraising Companies

PTO Fundraising Resource Guide

Hundreds of listings, whether your group is planning a fundraising event, a product sales program, or a less traditional fundraiser.

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Put Some Bounce in Your Spring Fundraising

The options are endless, and it’s a great time for PTOs to try something new.

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PTO Today Article

Fine-Tune Your PTO and PTA Fundraising

Strategies and tips to help you go beyond school fundraising basics—and boost your profits.

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Which School Fundraiser Is Right for Your PTO?

Consider a few key questions, then check out our chart to determine what kind of fundraiser will best meet your current needs.

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PTO Today Article

How To Choose a Fundraising Company

When it comes to fundraisers, one size doesn’t fit all. Finding a vendor that will help meet your school’s specific needs and goals is key.

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Get Businesses To Support Your PTO

Asking local and even national businesses for donations, discounts, or manpower can increase fundraising resources—and is easier than you might think.

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School Fundraising: How Much Is Too Much?

What does fundraising equity mean for your school?

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PTO Today Article

30 Tips for a Winning Sales Fundraiser

Make any sales fundraiser a success by following these pointers.

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Test Your Fundraising IQ

What the experts say—and you should know—about product fundraising.

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How To Choose a Fundraiser

There’s more to fundraising strategy than finding the biggest profit. We outline what you need to know to pick a program that’s right for your group.

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PTO Today Article

Fundraising Incentives: Create Excitement, Meet Your Goals

Rewards are a staple of fundraising efforts. Here’s a look at how effective they really are, and some smart strategies you can use.

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PTO Today Article

Rev Up Your Clip & Save Fundraiser

Clip-and-save fundraisers are a popular way for parent groups to support schools without selling anything. The key is to choose the right program and motivate your school community to get involved.

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PTO Today Article

Use the Internet To Boost Your School Fundraiser

Online tools can help PTOs and PTAs reach more people and make selling easier.

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PTO Today Article

Green Fundraising Ideas for PTOs

Eco-friendly fundraisers let parent groups help their schools and the planet at the same time.

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Clip-and-Save Fundraisers Go Digital

How schools use technology to boost results from clip-and-save fundraisers.

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PTO Today Article

9 Tips To Increase Fundraising Sales

Fundraising representatives are great sources for tips on how to boost your fundraising success. Here are some of their ideas for increasing student participation and generating more sales.

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PTO Today Article

Box Tops Champs Share Collection Tricks

How one group collected more than 88,000 box tops, using the earnings to purchase teacher and classroom supplies.

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PTO Today Article

Add a Creative Touch to Your Bake Sale

A chocolate chip cookie will sell itself, but you can have an even more successful event with a little creativity.

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PTO Today Article

Build Support for Your Product Fundraiser

It takes more than good organization to have a successful sales fundraiser; get better results by creatively promoting yours to families and the community.

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