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How To Have A Successful Graduation Fundraiser

Graduating from high school is a major milestone in anyone’s life. During this celebration, you can look forward to creating long-lasting memories of your school or college life. Graduation is also about saying goodbye to the formative years of your life while celebrating them simultaneously. 

Yearbooks, student trips, graduation rings, awards, catering, and so many more elements are part of organizing a successful graduation ceremony. But all this adds up, making graduation ceremonies expensive. That’s why it’s important to have school staff, parents and students doing their part by helping in a fundraising campaign. On the other hand, you can also consider involving the community around the school to support your efforts.  

The ultimate trick is to choose the right fit that will fulfill your overall expectations regarding parent satisfaction and profitability.  

Your supporters will be a mix of community leaders, parents, teachers, and even students, so you are expected to listen to various voices. But for your ease, we will discuss some of the most innovative graduation fundraising ideas that will help you earn maximum profits and make this fundraiser a good experience for everyone. 

Top Profitable Graduation Fundraising ideas 

Creating Online Giving or Donation Forms 

What is the best way to boost fundraising for your school or college graduation? You can think of creating user-friendly, intuitive online giving or donation forms. 

Online giving forms make the process of donations quite simple. As these forms are hosted over the web, individuals can select giving wherever and whenever it is the most convenient for them. 

Some of the key features you should include in the online giving form are: 

  • Gift suggestion buttons 
  • The colors and logo of the school 
  • Fundraising thermometers 
  • Gift suggestion buttons 
  • Mobile optimization 

    Planning a Pledge Fundraising Event 

    Do you wish to organize an engaging fundraising event for school graduation that will involve parents, teachers, and families? A pledge fundraiser can be your ideal solution. 

    A pledge campaign is a unique fundraising event that is mostly paired with some fun-filled school-based events. The main difference between traditional fundraisers and pledge fundraisers is that the actual funds are not gathered until the event concludes. Funds are tied to pre-determined and specific activities that a participant has completed. 

    For instance, a typical walk-a-thon or a run-a-thon is common in pledge fundraisers. Dance-a-thons are also increasingly becoming popular. 

    Holding a Scratchcard School Fundraiser 

    Scratchcard fundraising is a classic fundraising program that is still among the favorite school graduation events. 

    Volunteers can approach family members, friends, and even neighbors while asking them to scratch off two circles from the Scratchcard. Under every circle, there is a small donation amount -ranging from $0.50 to $3.00.  

    As the amount is scratched off, parents and supporters donate that amount. They receive a coupon discount sheet in exchange. That is what makes this fundraiser a win-win!  

    Scratchcard fundraising events are also excellent for other groups and activities like: 

    • Fun learning events and field trips 
    • After-school or graduate programs and student clubs 
    • Music programs like orchestra and marching band 
    • Extramural and intramural sports teams 
    • Spirit week fundraisers at the start and end of every year  

      Engaging in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 

      This can easily be done online using a platform that specializes in giving you the opportunity to receive donations. Then, the soon-to-be-graduates reach out to their online networks to ask for donations to support the graduation event. 

      In addition to delivering outstanding results for your school, peer-to-peer fundraising events are also great for growing the community. 

      If you want to make the most of your graduation ceremony, make sure you choose the right fundraiser for your school. If you’re not sure how to do that, don’t hesitate to give us a call.  


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