Tag: raise money

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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25 Ways to Serve Your Community During the Holidays and Raise Some Cash!

Did you know that over 30% of the charitable donations for the entire year are made during December? Pretty impressive! If you think creatively, there are lots of opportunities for your organization to take advantage of this goodwill: not just in December, but all year round. There are a lot of things people need to celebrate the holidays, and if buyers can combine the purchase of a crucial item with a charitable contribution, so much the better!

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59 Fundraising Ideas for your Music Booster Group

Fundraising is a fact of life for most music booster organizations. Everyone is always looking for a newer, better, easier way to raise the money their child’s music program needs. While not an exhaustive list, I hope this post may be a great way to spark your own imagination. Consider your program’s unique situation, and choose the best fundraisers for your group.

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