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3 School Leaders Answer the Question: Why Do Schools Need to Fundraise?

3 School Leaders Answer the Question: Why Do Schools Need to Fundraise?

It happens every year. An elementary school sends an email announcing its next fundraiser, causing many parents to wonder, “Why do we need to fundraise at all?”

It’s a valid question and one that’s not universally understood. But as the think tank Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and others have noted, many schools simply don’t have enough funds to provide students with the educational experience they deserve. The CBPP’s recent report on the subject noted:

“Most states provide less support per student for elementary and secondary schools — in some cases, much less — than before the Great Recession. Worse, some states are still cutting eight years after the recession took hold . . . These cuts weaken schools’ capacity to develop the intelligence and creativity of the next generation of workers and entrepreneurs.”

That’s why we asked a principal and two PTO Presidents why schools need to fundraise. If you’re wondering why schools need to fundraise, their responses may give you a better understanding. read more…

The 10 Best Backyard Box Office Decoration Ideas

The 10 Best Backyard Box Office Decoration Ideas

This year, Boosterthon’s character theme is Backyard Box Office, a movie theme all about making a difference. Every year, we’re amazed at the creativity of our school partners as they decorate their campus to promote their Boosterthon program. Below are some of our favorite Backyard Box Office decorations from around the country. We hope they inspire you to get creative with your own Backyard Box Office decorations.

And don’t forget: for more decoration inspiration, check out our Pinterest page here! read more…

Boosterthon Case Study: How a California Elementary School Profited $100K in 3 Years

Boosterthon Case Study: How a California Elementary School Profited $100K in 3 Years

Before they partnered with Boosterthon in 2014, Antelope Hills Elementary in Murrieta, California was just like any other school—they couldn’t find a fundraiser that was hassle-free for their PTA and consistently worked. And they tried it all: They held raffles, put on bake sales, sold products, and organized a few jog-a-thons and a dance-a-thon of their own. read more…

6 Reasons Why You Should Pick the Boosterthon Glow Run as Your Next School Fundraiser

6 Reasons Why You Should Pick the Boosterthon Glow Run as Your Next School Fundraiser

 “But what happens to the Fun Run in the case of rain, snow, or cold?”

We hear that question quite a bit. That’s why we developed one of the most exciting fundraising programs ever: the Boosterthon Glow Run. The Glow Run transforms your gym into a glowing neon celebration complete with rope lights, disco lights, and black lights. It’s perfect for your main Fun Run event or backup plan. (more…)

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