Resource Directory: Fundraising

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October 2015 Webinar – Growing Your Fundraising Efforts

A Look at a Few Large Scale Successes AMP Webinar Guests include: PJ Littleton, VP of Fundraising at Franklin High School, Franklin, TN David Aydelott, Director of Bands, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN Ian Barrett, President-Elect, Ravenwood High School Band Boosters, Brentwood, TN This webinar took a look at a few large scale fundraising successes … Continue reading October 2015 Webinar – Growing Your Fundraising Efforts

Policies & Procedures — Fundraising Position Statement

“School music groups’ fund-raising efforts, especially at the high school level, seem to grow each year. Fund-raising can demand inordinate amounts of time and effort from music teachers, their students and the students’ parents. Sometimes valuable instruction time is lost. If fund-raising activities benefit only one segment of the school music program, then other facets … Continue reading Policies & Procedures — Fundraising Position Statement

Creative Fundraising

As funding for the arts in schools has become more strained, it is now time to look beyond the music booster family to find support for the organization. This article will challenge your thinking on traditional fundraising. Two fundraising opportunities are presented that invite the community to join in support of the arts. Jennifer Riley Simone, Publicity Committee Chair, Carmel Band Boosters, 2011

Creative Fundraising — Recycle Day

Would your school music program like to raise over $10,000 in one day? Recycle Day is a “Win-Win-Win” for the band, the community, and the environment! Thousands of gallons of paint and thousands of pounds of metal and electronics will never find their way to a landfill to pollute our environment as a result of this endeavor. This event is strategically held in January each year to capitalize on families disposing of their end or year paperwork. Brad Roberts, Pope Band Booster, 2012

Creative Fundraising — Arts on the River

This is an annual fundraising evening for the entirety of the Arts programs at a local junior high school. The school promotes the event community wide and through the school community itself. It is held on a Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm at the school with a general admission ticket of $5.00. Art in Action rooms and desserts are complimentary. Below is copy from some of the promotion for the event that might spark an idea for another creative, low cost, high yield fundraiser!

Creative Fundraising — FOLLOWERShip + LEADERShip Workshop with Fran Kick

Fran Kick has a unique way for your booster program to host a collaborative, regional workshop to give your entire program the opportunity to KICK IT IN (both motivationally and financially) while at the same time inspire students to TAKE THE LEAD! Find out how you can bring this nationally-recognized leadership speaker, facilitator and author to your area. A one-day event that can generate funds for your program AND teach all your students about the followership+leadership dynamic.

Featured Article — The Secret to Broken Arrows Runaway Profits

The Secret to Broken Arrow’s Runaway Profits: How You Too Can Host a 5K for Fun and Profit Meet Joe Kesterson, Broken Arrow’s Parent Association’s VP of Special Events, as he shares how to recreate this fundraising tool for your organization.  This invaluable six page article walks you through the process from beginning to end. … Continue reading Featured Article — The Secret to Broken Arrows Runaway Profits