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School Fundraising: Collecting, Tracking & Managing Funds

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Collecting, managing and tracking funds can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the fundraising process. It can however, come with problems. With misplaced cash, returned checks and multiple individuals handling donations, manual tracking systems make it difficult to ensure accuracy. In the digital era, computer-like precision is expected and necessary — especially with increasingly complicated fundraising methods. That being said, we recommend utilizing the following online tools.

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New Resource: Fundraising Chart for Students

Written by Brightspark Travel

Get parents and students thinking about saving or earning money for their student tour this summer! We came up with a handy little chart for students that will help them keep track of ways to earn funds and stay motivated. Just print up this chart and have parents fill in their child’s goals. Kids can fill in the map as they reach each goal.

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50 Creative School Fundraising Ideas

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School fundraising events can be as fun and educational as they are lucrative. We put together our favorite school fundraising ideas in a variety of categories. Which one's right for your group?

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10 Fundraising Lessons | Subscribe to Brightspark Travel's Blog

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At Brightspark Travel, many of our groups use fundraisers to help finance their student tours. We're constantly speaking to teachers, parents and fundraising experts about the latest innovations in fundraising — and we want to keep you in the loop.

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10 Fundraising Lessons | Optimize Matching Gift Programs

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Did you know that some of your school’s parents can double their fundraising donations without paying a cent more? Many large corporations participate in matching gift programs – that is, when employees donate to a fundraiser or charity, the company contributes the same amount (if not more).

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10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 8: Go Green!

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In addition to helping you reach your fundraising goals in a manner you can truly get behind, green fundraisers show students new ways to take care of the planet. We put together some eco-friendly fundraising ideas that'll help bring sustainability to your school.

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10 Fundraising Lessons | Know What Works

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Running a fundraiser is a little like running a business – in addition to managing people and timelines, staying on top of competition and thinking up promotion techniques, it requires you to plan a strategy in order to get the biggest bang for your buck. And no good businessperson would ever plan a strategy without looking at statistics about what works (and what doesn’t).

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10 Fundraising Lessons | Partner Up With Local Businesses

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Local businesses can be a fundraiser’s best friend. You will find that both chains and locally-owned businesses will be happy to partner with fundraisers in a variety of ways — from restaurant fundraising nights to offering pro-bono services.

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10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 5: Tap Different Resources

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As mentioned in our blog on adding creativity to your fundraiser, students and parents are being asked to participate in fundraisers more than ever. This leads to a very real problem: fundraising burnout. When families are asked to participate in too many fundraisers, they simply tune out.

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10 Fundraising Lessons for 2016 | No. 4: Use Social Media

Written by Brightspark Travel

 Nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States are on social media. If you’re running a school fundraiser, this means that many parents, students, community members and other potential donors are on social media. Managing social media profiles for school fundraisers is a great way to communicate with your audience, but it requires a unique approach. We share some of our top lessons on using social media for school fundraising.

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