Raising money is a reality that many schools have deal with today. More & more often we are told that while the educational,social & P.R. benefits are important, the exhibition must also contribute to school funds.
Parents are, as a rule, very favourably disposed towards their local school. Now more than ever before people are looking to their locality first when it comes to supporting causes and a fundraising event which includes the exhibition as a backdrop will be very popular especially when marketed using our free marketing pack.
Some Ideas For A Successful Fundraiser
The simplest way to raise funds is to add a supplement on to our basic price. However to take full advantage of the exhibition and make a real financial success of the event the following ideas have worked very well in different schools. Just pick the ones that you feel would work well for you.
It might sound obvious but the bigger the attendance from parents, grandparents and the wider family circle the more funds will be raised. Our Publicity Pack will guarantee a big response and we are available at any time to help.
The class photo is a very effective fundraiser. The photos come in a range of sizes & at a fraction of the cost a photographer would charge.
Draws, Raffles & Cakesales
The old favourites are favourites for a reason, they work well.
Guess The Teacher
Teachers anonymously contribute pictures or bonny baby photos for the exhibition. Visitors then have to match the pictures to the teachers. Apart from raising funds this is also great fun.
How Many Sweets In The Jar
Put some sweets or marbles in a glass jar and charge €1 or €2 a go at guessing how many sweets. The winner gets to keep the jar!!!
Do you have a local celebrity or dignitary who might officially open the exhibition for you? If so a crowd will gather and add to the sense of occasion.
What teachers say about fundraising with Images
“A very worthwhile activity for any school wishing to raise funds or just enjoy a very positive experience”Bilboa N.S. Co Limerick.
“A good launchpad for fringe events, raffles, draws etc” Scoil Aodan Naofa, Carnew, Co. Wicklow
“A very enjoyable event and an easy fundraiser”Castleknock N.S Dublin 15.
“The exhibition was a resounding success which also served as a fundraiser. The 10th December will long be remembered as an event” An Grianan N.S. Moate, Co. Westmeath.
“The Exhibition was a huge success which raised a substantial amount of money for the school. There is recognition from both the school staff & parents that this should go on rotation as one of our regular fundraising events and will definitely run another exhibition in 2 or 3 years”Mount Zion School, Dublin.
“Good idea for fundraising” St Anne’s N.S. Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
“The parents said that the exhibition was the most enjoyable fundraising event ever run in the school” Fundraising Committee, Mount Anville N.S. Dublin.
“The exhibition was a great boost to school funds” St Peter Apostle G.N.S. Neilstown, Dublin.