Category: Fundraising

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

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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

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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!

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