Ensuring transparency and trust in fundraising for schools

Online Bake Sale

An online bake sale is a fundraising for schools that puts a modern twist on a popular favorite.

For your online bake sale, simply recruit fundraising for schools from your faculty, PTA, or booster group to make delicious baked goods like brownies, cookies, cakes, and more. From there, you’ll need to set up an online order form that supporters can access on your school website or via email.

Once you have all of your orders, start baking and delivering! To involve your students in the process, consider putting culinary arts teachers and their classes in charge of baking some of the treats.

Gift Card Fundraiser

Gift card fundraisers allow your fundraising for schools to bring in online contributions year-round simply by asking community members to buy gift cards to their favorite businesses.

To get started, you’ll need to partner with a gift card fundraiser platform. They’ll set up your school’s account and provide an app for participants to use to purchase digital gift cards, all at no cost to you!

Every time someone buys a gift card through your fundraiser, a percentage of the sale automatically goes back to your school. It’s also easy for you to run—once your fundraiser is launched, all you have to do is promote it and track results.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Do you want to raise money and gain new supporters at the same time? Peer-to-peer fundraising is your solution! For this fundraiser, your supporters will create their own fundraising pages and solicit gifts from their peers, putting your most passionate advocates in charge of your campaign.

But that doesn’t mean you’ll be in the dark about your fundraising—dedicated peer-to-peer fundraising platforms can help you to manage your P2P campaign and consolidate all of your supporters’ efforts.

Virtual Concert

Concerts are fun, especially when fundraising for schools can enjoy one from the comfort of your couch! Ask a local band or singer to donate a performance on behalf of your school. Or ask your school’s music teacher, band, and orchestra to provide a performance instead.

In exchange for a small “ticket” fee, send each supporter the virtual invitation and streaming link for your concert. On the big day, encourage your supporters to stay engaged by encouraging them to request songs and interact with each other in a virtual chat box. To raise even more money, you could also encourage supporters to pay an extra amount of money to dedicate a song to a loved one or join an exclusive Q&A with the performer after the show.