Tag: Fundraising

Fundraising: The Lifeblood of a Successful Program

Guest blogger Carole E. Howell is the 1st Vice President/Fundraising for the Lafayette Band Association (KY), responsible for raising the funds that make up over half their annual budget.

With the community’s support, each and every child can have the opportunity to participate in the extracurricular activity of their choice. By offering encouragement and financial support, you will feel good about yourself and feel proud of the young men and women when you see what can be accomplished through successful fundraising. Everybody—students, families, schools, and the community—benefits!

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Thanks So Mulch: Vandegrift Has This Fundraiser in the Bag

In the springtime, birds begin to sing, flowers begin to bloom, and self-respecting suburban gardeners everywhere begin to spread mulch.

The band boosters at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas, led by band dads Kirk Gravely and Kip DeGilio, saw an opportunity.

Why not sell and deliver bags of mulch to local homeowners?

Originally inspired by a Boy Scout fundraiser, they needed to scale up. WAY up, as it turned out. Where the Boy Scout sale had resulted in one and a half tractor-trailers filled with bags of mulch, they now had 18 tractor-trailers filling parking lots all over town!

We caught up with them to find out just how they pulled it off for the second year in a row.

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What Every Music Booster Group Should Know About Tracking Money

Today’s guest post is by Courtney Beard of Vivace Productions. The idea of keeping real financial records may intimidate some booster organizations, but you don’t need a CPA within your ranks to implement of simple bookkeeping and reporting procedures, paving the way for greater efficiently and responsible decision making. Find out how a single, SIMPLE, financial report will help keep you on the right track.

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