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How To: Solicit The Ideal Donation At Your Next Event

When hosting a fundraising event, your attendees are primed to donate. Just how much you can ask them for depends on many things including the formality of the event, what the donation translates to, and whether they could receive anything in return. Let’s dive into each of these factors and determine how they can guide […]

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How to hold a Foam Fun Run

Adding foam is a great way to add excitement to your next school Fun Run. It may seem a bit daunting, but with the right team, a good plan, and the right fundraising software, it doesn’t have to be complicated. A Foam Fun Run includes most of the same elements that a regular Fun Run […]

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35 Free Fundraising Prize Ideas

Prizes and fundraiser incentives don’t always have to be costly. Here’s a list of 35 free or almost free incentives to help you reach your fundraising goals. Individual Incentives1. Wear your favorite hat to school2. Receive bonus points on the next test3. Be recognized during announcements4. Choose any class job for the week5. Be the […]

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How to hold a Color Run

Is your PTA looking to spice up your Jog-a-Thon this year without breaking the bank? How about a do-it-yourself Color Run? How do Color Runs work?A typical Color Run course has 5-6 stations set-up with color powder that will be thrown on runners as they race by. Here’s what you’ll need at each station: 2-3 […]

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30+ Awesome (& Profitable) PTO Fundraising Ideas for Schools

School fundraising consistently offers unique challenges every year. As a member of the PTO, you know the challenges you face, but more than that, you know the real value of the work you do. Everything you do enables your school to produce the programs and events that are so important to your kids and teens.  […]

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Afterschool Program Registration: 4 Ideas to Calm the Chaos

Many schools all around the world host a wide range of afterschool programs that enrich their students. These programs greatly benefit the students and the community as a whole because they offer kids and teens an outlet in which to explore their interests and socialize. As a school administrator, you likely already know how valuable […]

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20+ Amazing PTA Fundraising Ideas for Every Occasion

Raising funds for your school year after year can be challenging. As a member of the PTA, you have a vested interest in the success of the school’s fundraising efforts, and you want to see them succeed. Your school needs effective fundraisers so that it can keep supporting the programs and activities your students love […]

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Planning a Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser: Your Questions Answered

If your organization is searching for a fundraiser that’s both easy to set up and super effective, look no further than a walk-a-thon! If you haven’t participated in one yourself, you’ve almost certainly heard of these fun events in which participants gather donations for a good cause based on the distance they agree to walk. […]

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Welcoming Shopify to the Kickstarter Resources Page

If you haven’t visited our Resources page, you should. It’s a list of creator tested and approved companies that specialize in everything from vinyl pressing and t-shirt printing to creating shipping labels and offering tax and legal guidance. Today, we’re happy to share that Shopify has been added to this list as another resource that makes […]

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50 Ideas for Sending Great Project Updates

It’s pretty much a given that a successful Kickstarter campaign includes a great project description, outreach plan and a solid community of backers. Of equal importance are the updates that creators send their backers. Project updates don’t just appear on each project page, they’re also delivered directly to backers’ inboxes, and can be a powerful tool for engaging backers […]

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