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Top 12 Fundraising Ideas

by FamilyEducation Staff

Looking for new ways to raise money for your child's school? Try one of these winning ideas, suggested – and tested – by our readers. Please share your own ideas in the comments section below so that other parents can learn some tips and tricks for their fundraisers!

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Raffle


This is a reliable old standby because it works, and it's fun! You could do a classic 50/50 raffle where the winner gets half of the money raised, or a "chance ticket" prize raffle, where students and parents collect donated prizes from area business and then sell "chance tickets" that give people a shot at the prizes. Raffles work best in conjunction with another event like a school fair or sports game. With prizes donated by area businesses, you'll make a 100% profit!

One parent says: "The kids liked helping sell the tickets, and they also drew the winning tickets for the prizes. It made them feel more involved with the fundraising."

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More on: School Fundraising

August 29, 2014



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