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5 Proven, Hassle-Free Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

5 Proven, Hassle-Free Elementary School Fundraising Ideas

Let’s face it: most schools don’t like fundraising. But no matter what elementary school community you’re a part of, nearly every school needs help raising funds. And if you’ve ever served on a volunteer parent group, you’re always on the lookout for elementary school fundraising ideas that line up with your school’s priorities. (Also, check out this helpful list of savvy questions we put together to ask your next fundraiser.)

We didn’t like fundraising either. So we reimagined something completely different. And schools LOVED it. (They still do.) In fact, thousands of schools have trusted Boosterthon to increase funds and inspire students through our remarkable fitness and character program. But we didn’t just stop there. Over the years we’ve developed a number of fundraising programs that are proven to get results. Without further ado, here are five proven, must-try school fundraising ideas. (more…)

How to Choose an Elementary School Fundraiser: 10 Savvy Questions to Ask at Your Next Meeting

How to Choose an Elementary School Fundraiser: 10 Savvy Questions to Ask at Your Next Meeting

If you’ve ever bought a car or a house, you know there are tons of questions you should ask to make sure you’re getting the best value for your family. The same is true of your elementary school fundraiser. Choosing the right fundraiser for your school requires some savvy. The next time your elementary school is shopping around for fundraisers, use these 10 questions to determine if it’s a good fit for everyone involved. (more…)

How to Get More Done in Less Time with These 5 Simple Tricks

How to Get More Done in Less Time with These 5 Simple Tricks

As the new year begins, most of us are setting our sights on new goals. For many of us, a new year means a fresh start and a clean slate. Maybe you felt a little stuck and stalled in 2016. We understand. Between juggling parent duties, leadership roles in the school, and other activities, it’s easy to get distracted.

So how can you ensure that 2017 is your most productive year yet? We gathered together the best productivity tips from around the Internet. If you implement these simple tricks, you’ll be more productive, overcome procrastination, and achieve what matters most. These tips are for everyone, but our busy, PTA moms will find them especially useful.   read more…

The 5 Most Popular Items Boosterthon Schools Buy with their Fundraising Money

The 5 Most Popular Items Boosterthon Schools Buy with their Fundraising Money

At Boosterthon, we believe your students deserve the best educational experience possible. That’s why we’ve created a hassle-free fundraiser that raises schools 70% more funds than their previous fundraiser.

But once the hard part of raising funds is over, your PTA/O still has to figure out the best use of those resources. To help you plan for the next school year, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most popular items Boosterthon schools buy with their fundraising money.
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What this group of 5th-graders did to help their classmate with cancer will give you chills

What this group of 5th-graders did to help their classmate with cancer will give you chills

As it turns out, kids really do want to make a difference.

 

Take, for example, a group of four 5th-grade students at Pitts Road Elementary in Concord, NC. Recently, they found out their friend and classmate Dakota was diagnosed with cancer.

But they didn’t know what to do. They didn’t know how to help.

That is, until they were introduced to Boosterthon’s newest character theme, Backyard Box Office.

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