Tips For Teacher To Plan Engaging Fundraising For Children. Being a teacher is not only about teaching lesson materials on daily basis to their students. There is also a responsibility toe educate students to help them become a better version of themselves. It is not easy to be a teacher and educator at the same time because finding the balance is challenging. Besides, you also have limited time to spend with your students. You cannot always monitor them for 24/7 because you are your own person too.
There are many ways in which you can raise awareness of your students of important things in the world such as helping the others especially those in need. One of the best ways is conducting school fundraising planned for children at your students age. However, it is important that the program is not only fun but also engaging for them, for you and the community. Organizing the event for fundraising especially for children can be just as challenging as when you have to plan it for non-commercial purpose. Here are some tips to do it well:
Planning an event that is fun. The first thing to do is to attract your students to get involved voluntarily. Choosing the type of event will depend on the age of the children as well because their age gap may influence their true understanding of the important of the fundraising and money. It is also highly recommended to create event that make children stay active.
The teacher is planning a fundraiser
Organizing everything in order can be challenging but necessary so that you can make sure everything runs smoothly. If you don’t really have much experience with planning and organizing fundraising event, you can ask help from your peer teachers or use simple software to help you stay organized. The software will help you collect and organize data and information more easily and accurately.
Let your children or students be have their own cause to get involved. Some of the kids might have different cause on why they join the event. Therefore, it is fine to encourage personalization for the fundraising event. Thus, every child can still have their fun and motivation to fundraise even separately for a common goal. Make sure to create a letter that has emotional appeal not only contain a good cause. Thus, the family or friends of the students will happily pledge money.
It is also great if you can encourage competition between the children when it comes to school fundraising program. Healthy competition can create more fun as well. It can also enhance the possibility of increased revenue. It can help them stay in high spirit knowing there is something they can expect to for themselves. The incentive doesn’t have to be something expensive. Find some ideas that can appeal them such as a pizza party, money allocation for their own project, a percentage of the total earnings, etc.