1. School fundraising ideas focus only on selling products.

Some newer forms of fundraising include scratch cards. Supporters are invited to “scratch off” one or more circles on a card to reveal how much they will donate. They also receive a free coupon booklet as a thank you gift. Other traditional efforts to raise money include holding plays and giving carwashes. Many education programs and church programs continue to use traditional, non-retail methods to raise money.

2. Some fundraising companies focus only on school fundraising ideas.

School fundraising ideas are very popular. T-shirt, jewelry, food item, gift wrap and candle fundraisers are just a few programs. Even those these programs are labeled for education, these types of products can be sold in any type of setting and for any cause. There are plenty of tips and information offered and easily accessible online. A major search engine can help you find dozens of helpful links with programs specifically for churches.

3. When looking for a company to raise money through, it is important to check their credentials and service quality.

A fundraising company with more experience and time tested products is worth finding. Companies trying innovative ways to raise donations have also been successful. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the one you choose before starting. Consider calling your local school board to find out what businesses they recommend raising money with. Make sure the company holds the same values that you do before you give them your support.

4. The Internet can assist you in your efforts to gain donations.

School fundraising ideas and projects are available on the Internet. Raising money online is gaining popularity as the Internet expands. It allows you to easily keep track of your gained donations. See if the companies you are interested in working with allow you to track your progress online.

5. Fundraising is not Biblical.

2 Corinthians 8:13-15 - For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

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