Category: Fundraising

10 Reasons Teachers and Coaches Make Good Fundraisers

At my first teaching position, I replaced the band director who went into fundraising. My fundraising rep was a former band director. Four years later I left to start a fundraising career. Of the fifteen reps in our ‘District’ — over half were band directors. The company owners were band directors who had broken off from another company run by band directors.

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A School Fundraising Concept I Wish I Had Thought Of

All schools and most school groups have a genuine need to raise funds. This post is inspired by a conversation with a school official who described his small school’s super-successful car raffle. Using some generically altered stats to protect this particular group’s privacy, below is an overview of that particular project along with additional experience and research-based recommendations.

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Fundraising and Fire Fighting

By John Gardner When a business professor at Huntington University asked me to describe my management style, I called myself a fire fighter. That went contrary to his experience in management at Fuji, a Japanese company with a very methodical

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My first employee quit a secure job to work straight commission

I did resign and was one of the very few who did so to start working independently in the same business, who did NOT get challenged on the contract — and my theory as to why…

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Digitizing Music as a Booster Profit Center

Band Boosters are always looking for a way to generate income. This concept sets them up as a local service provider offering to digitize old media (vinyl LPs, VHS, Cassette, etc) to DVD, mp# and Cloud Storage format.

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