25 10, 2017

Not Just an Event – Three Tips to Make Your Gala a Great Fundraiser

By |2017-10-25T08:09:27+00:00October 25th, 2017|Fundraising|

With Gala season in full swing and thousands of things to organise, it can be easy to forget the primary intention of raising funds. Although the downstream benefit of strengthening school community is important, a healthy bottom line was and is the reason ‘why’ fundraisers take on this huge task (voluntarily mind you). Here are [...]

25 10, 2017

Raise More Money Through any Campaign

By |2017-10-25T07:58:34+00:00October 25th, 2017|Fundraising|

How would RAISING up to 50% MORE on your fundraising efforts help your group? TELL YOUR WHY The art of communicating clearly the ‘Why’ and ‘What’ of your fundraising campaign is a key that hundreds of effective fundraisers/businesses are using. Don’t be trapped by over- communicating the mechanics – the ‘What’ of your fundraiser: How [...]

17 10, 2017

The Perfect Fundraising Campaign

By |2017-10-17T21:40:51+00:00October 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

The Perfect Disaster Plaster Fundraising Campaign. Last month I was invited to share our Disaster Plaster concept with a primary school fundraising team. At the conclusion of my presentation the chairperson said that they were keen to go ahead with a campaign and asked, “If we were to run the perfect campaign, what would it [...]

30 09, 2017

Fundraising Kiwis Support and Care About

By |2018-05-16T09:56:59+00:00September 30th, 2017|Fundraising|

A GREAT IDEA The popularity of our Reusable Bags is a reflection of NZ's growing awareness of our plastic problem and people’s desire to change. 20,000 REUSABLE BAGS SOLD SO FAR THIS YEAR Make more money and help save our environment. Strong and convenient bags for home, [...]

17 01, 2017

The Healthy Fundraising Option

By |2017-06-08T12:21:23+00:00January 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

In recent years, there has been a move away from traditional fundraising products (many of which have become perceived as unhealthy or otherwise unsuitable). NZ school boards and PTAs have been looking for healthier options that are still profitable whilst being appealing and easy for students to sell to friends and family. School Aid [...]

17 01, 2017

NZ Special Events That Can Help Your 2017 Fundraising Activities

By |2017-01-20T14:28:16+00:00January 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

As noted in our article “Three Key Steps to Get Your School Ready for Fundraising in 2017”, some of the most attractive incentives are linked to one-of-a-kind events. You can compile a list of local events that are particularly relevant to your school community, but here are some NZ events that you might be able [...]

17 01, 2017

7 Awesome Fundraising Ideas

By |2017-01-20T14:27:38+00:00January 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

Looking for inspiration in 2017? Here are a number of profitable and effective ideas we’ve gathered from around the world: 1. Get Sponsorships for your School Auction (based on ideas contributed by John Chase of Greater Giving) With many PTA or School auction groups it’s common to put a large percent of focus on item [...]

17 01, 2017

Three Key Steps to Get Your School Ready for Fundraising in 2017

By |2017-02-23T14:50:42+00:00January 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

2016 is over. It’s time to move on and start preparing for fundraising in 2017. Yes, even with only a few days left in the school year, you should already be laying the groundwork for a prosperous and exciting year ahead. All it takes is three simple steps. Step One: Rally Your Students to Support [...]

17 01, 2017

What is Wrong with School Fundraising?

By |2017-01-20T14:25:35+00:00January 17th, 2017|Fundraising|

Nobody wants to fundraise… Committees and time commitments. More work when you dream of rest… Please pick someone else we silently cry… This is the way I am sure all of us initially feel when asked to commit to a school fundraising team. Obviously schools need to raise funds for all sorts of non-government funded [...]