For the past few years I have been heavilly involved in fundraising for our school and each time I come up against a brick wall trying to get families to participate. We run 4 fundraisers a year which include Mothers Day, Fathers Day & Christmas Stalls. The stalls are well received with approx 70% of the students taking part. We then also run another independent fundraiser which in the past has included Kytons, Billy G’s, Garden Express & Chocolates. Each time we get as little as 10% participation. We advertise in the newsletters & around the school, we send home order forms and make it easy to return forms/money but year after year our fundraising flops What can I do to increase family participation? we did a survey amongst the kids last year who said they’d like dances instead but these events have been banned at our school so we’re limited as to what we can do to fundraise.
Posted anonymously, 20th March 2014