When you start to organize private school fundraising, there are many challenges ahead of you, but the rewards are just as great as the difficulties. As head of the private school fundraising effort, it is your job to work around all the complexities of the project, but don’t fret – it’s not as overwhelming as it may seem on the surface, and with a bit of help you can be well on your way to the best private school fundraising activity ever.
The most difficult challenge with private school fundraisers is that some people may be confused about the point of it all. They think that since the parents themselves pay for private school out of their pockets, that funding isn’t an issue and that the money can always come from somewhere. But back in the real world, you know that “somewhere” is becoming more and more difficult to find. Private schools have budget limits and funding issues like any other organization, and private school fundraising can be a fantastic alternative to the last-resort tactic of raising tuition fees beyond already high levels.
There’s also the situation that sometimes, private school fundraising represents the first fundraising efforts of some of the kids and parents. But this is a positive thing because it gets everyone working together and concentrating on the common goals of private school fundraising, and it’s good training for all the other fundraising events that the kids will encounter throughout their educational lives, even in college.
Private school fundraising certainly has its difficulties, but the fun and rewards of it far outweigh any trouble you may have organizing it. This is your chance to shine, and to show everyone around you that private school fundraising can be a fantastic opportunity to learn and teach valuable life lessons about money and teamwork. This is more than enough reason to be excited about private school fundraising, so enjoy the fact that you are doing something both helpful to the school, and worthwhile for its students.