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How to Be an Intentional Leader with Boosterthon Founder + CEO Chris Carneal

How to Be an Intentional Leader with Boosterthon Founder + CEO Chris Carneal

Note: This article was written by the team at InfoSurv, a leading survey company, and first appeared on their Insider blog


 

About 15 years ago, Chris and Lyndie Carneal, noticed that most schools are under-funded, and decided to find a better way to raise funds for schools. Chris and Lyndie founded Boosterthon, a turn-key fundraising company for elementary schools with the corporate mission “We Strengthen Schools.” Boosterthon is a high-energy, character-based fun-run program that kids love and that allows schools to raise more money than they think possible. In addition to raising more money, Boosterthon relieves the school and parent volunteers from the burden of fundraising, freeing them to use their time to address other school needs.

Now with over 600 full- and part-time employees throughout the U.S., the company served approximately 1900 schools in 2017. Boosterthon is a true servant leader modeled company whose values are: read more…

Our Castle Quest Year-Round Character Site is LIVE!

Our Castle Quest Year-Round Character Site is LIVE!

Booster Fans! Our Castle Quest Year-Round Character Site is LIVE! Register online and build your students’ character all year long.

Note: To access this incredible site, you’ll need a passcode. To get a passcode, simply reach out to your local Boosterthon Team Member.

It’s our virtual hub for all our Castle Quest content, and we created it in partnership with Character Counts!®.

Think of this site as your school’s personal “Netflix” for all Castle Quest content. These videos are designed to supplement your Boosterthon program and build your students’ character all year long. read more…

Our Biggest Takeaways from Booster University 2017

Our Biggest Takeaways from Booster University 2017

Every year we put on Booster University, a fun-filled four-day event where our whole company comes together for inspiration, celebration, and training.

This year was our 12th consecutive BoosterU, and the theme was Beyond. As we prepare to serve over 2,200 schools and 1.6 million students this year, we’re focusing on one big goal:

How can we go above and beyond for our clients in every way possible?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your School’s Fundraising

5 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your School’s Fundraising

With many schools rolling the dice and putting on their own fundraisers, many school leaders are asking: “Should we outsource part of our fundraising to another organization or do everything ourselves in-house?”

It’s a great question, and after serving 3,300+ schools, it’s something we have a ton of insight on. So we put together five reasons why outsourcing your fundraising is a smart decision. read more…

Project Classroom Update: Help Us Rebuild Classrooms Hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Project Classroom Update: Help Us Rebuild Classrooms Hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Note: This post was updated Sept. 18, 2017.


 

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused major devastation throughout Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and other parts of the gulf coast. In addition to heavy wind and rain, many areas suffered severe flood damage. School districts are surveying the damage to classrooms, and many teachers will likely need help restoring lost supplies.

In light of these terrible storms, Boosterthon has decided to channel all $100,000 of Project Classroom’s give back donations towards DonorsChoose.org’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund and Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund. 100% of donations to these funds will go directly to schools impacted by the storm.

Boosterthon has decided to channel all of $100,000 of Project Classroom’s give back donations towards DonorsChoose.org’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund and Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund. 100% of donations to this fund will go directly to schools impacted by the storm.

The money from these funds will help teachers rebuild and replace their classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and therapy resources.

All donations will be used to fund these classroom projects, so that teachers and students at hurricane-damaged schools can get back to learning as quickly as possible.

The money from these funds will help teachers rebuild and replace their classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and therapy resources.

 

In the spirit of Project Classroom’s tagline, “Schools Helping Schools,” we’re asking all of our school partners to join Boosterthon in helping schools affected by this disaster by making a donation to either the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund or the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.

Join Boosterthon in helping schools affected by this disaster by making a donation to either the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund or the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.

A gift of ANY amount will help. Thank you in advance to our generous school partners, for supporting teachers and students impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Furthermore, if your school was damaged by storm, we’d like to help connect you directly with DonorsChoose.org to begin the process of rebuilding. Please forward this DonorsChoose link to your teachers and administrators, where they can learn more about creating a project to get the recovery supplies they need.

To learn more about DonorsChoose.org, keep reading below.


 

Boosterthon Giveback Program Project Classroom DonorsChoose

Boosterthon’s 2017-18 give back program is called Project Classroom!

For many teachers in America, providing essential class resources means dipping into their own pockets. They buy everything from books to STEM resources for their students. Some teachers even leave the profession because they simply can’t afford it.

But what if OTHER PEOPLE could fund these classroom projects INSTEAD of teachers?

Boosterthon is partnering with DonorsChoose, a non-profit that allows people to fund classroom projects created by public school teachers.

 

That’s where Project Classroom comes in. Boosterthon is partnering with DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit organization that allows people to fund classroom projects created by public school teachers. Through DonorsChoose.org, Boosterthon is donating $100,000 to help American classrooms with the greatest needs. 

And with DonorsChoose, schools will be able to see exactly where the money is going, down to the city, school, class, and resource.

When schools help schools, education gets stronger.

 

 

 

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