Fundraising is an ongoing event in most schools today, but that means it can be difficult to come up with new and creative ways to ask people for money. That’s why we’ve rounded up 20 different private school fundraising ideas to get you inspired and to help you raise money for your school!
Sell spirit wear in your school store
Make special items for specific sports teams (think foam footballs)
Include items for family members (“Proud Central Academy Dad”)
Sell bricks of the building—for a specific donation, put someone’s name on the brick
Get your graduating classes to compete to donate to a specific event or fundraiser
Collect annual donation amounts from graduates and shout out the winning classes on social media
Hang a plaque inside the school and the graduating class with the biggest contribution gets their name added to it each year
Organize a 5K race on the school grounds and charge a fee for participants
Host a family fun night or carnival style event. Sell admission, rides, & concessions
Get the Community Involved in Your Private School Fundraising Ideas
Ask your local shop to sell a school-themed product (Cougar Pride soap! Central Academy candles!) and donate a portion of the sales back to the school
Get a local restaurant to donate a portion of all sales to the school if diners mention the school & turn in their receipt.
Host a fundraiser event out in the community, like a car wash or bake sale
Solicit business & community partners for ongoing sponsorships and long-term partnerships
All About Athletics
Sell season tickets to one sport or an all-sports pass to students, families, & community members
Get local businesses to sponsor a single game to hear their name on the announcements at half-time
For a fee, local businesses can hang their banner on the athletic field or inside the gym
Don't Forget the Students!
Let them get out of their uniform for a day—for a fee
Along those same lines, let them wear hats if they pay $5 on a Friday
Get local pizza delivered once a week and charge by the slice
Let them sign up to “pie the principal” at a special school assembly
Which of these private school fundraiser ideas will you try this year? If you’d like even MORE inspiration, download our FREE Guide to School Fundraising:
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