School Fundraisers 106: Planning Ahead For Your Fundraiser

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School Fundraisers 106: Planning Ahead For Your Fundraiser

The helpful Graduation Source eBook “Fundraising for Your School: How to Raise Funds for the Best Graduation Ceremony Possible” contains a detailed and helpful chapter on the things that must be completed prior to your fundraiser. Without further ado, here’s a snippet of the chapter entitled “Planning Ahead For Your Fundraiser”:

School Fundraisers Planning – The Preliminary Tasks to Complete

We’re now going to talk about the important steps you’ll take once you’ve decided on the fundraiser you’d like to have. There are tasks that will need to be done, and we’ve provided you with details that will serve as … Continue Reading

How-To Wear Your High School Gown – Graduation Gown Instructions

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5-Steps to Put On Your Gown and several other tips to look great while you are doing it.

Do you need instructions for how to put on your gown? Probably not. But we thought that you might benefit from a few easy steps and bunch of extra commentary. Graduating is a big deal. Whether or not it’s fully hit you yet, it will soon. Not everyone graduates from high school. In the US an average of about 88% of people graduate. And depending upon where you live that number could be as low as 59%. Whether or not you think it’s … Continue Reading

School Fundraisers 105: Enlisting Help and Delegating Fundraising Responsibilities

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School Fundraisers 105: Enlisting Help and Delegating Responsibilities

The helpful Graduation Source eBook “Fundraising for Your School: How to Raise Funds for the Best Graduation Ceremony Possible” contains a detailed and helpful chapter on how and when to delegate responsibilities to those whose help you enlist. Without further ado, here’s a snippet of the chapter entitled “Enlisting Help and Delegating Responsibilities”:

Enlisting Help and Delegating Fundraising Responsibilities
1. Setting up a Committee

The first rule of a successful event is delegation. You need to delegate the tasks at hand in order to allow people to participate and get the job efficiently and effectively. Think of that classic saying … Continue Reading

School Fundraisers 104: Starting the Fundraising Conversation

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School Fundraisers 104: Starting the Fundraising Conversation

The helpful Graduation Source eBook “Fundraising for Your School: How to Raise Funds for the Best Graduation Ceremony Possible” contains a detailed and helpful chapter on effectively communication the fundraiser and its objectives with all parties involved. Without further ado, here’s a snippet of the chapter entitled “Starting the Fundraising Conversation”:

Starting the Fundraising Conversation
1. Sharing Your Goals with Parents

When your school is about to set up a fundraiser for the graduation ceremony, one of the first and foremost things you will need to do is to talk to the parents. Quite frankly, it will be a real challenge to … Continue Reading

How-To Wear Your Graduation Tam

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5-Steps to Properly Wearing Your College Tam for Graduation & a few more steps towards ensuring you’re wearing the right one.

You’re probably thinking to yourself “Do i really need instructions for how to put on a hat”. Yes, we think you do despite the graduation tam being a mark of higher education. Not just higher education, but higher the level of education where less than 12% of people in the US have attained it. Simply put, it’s for those who have graduated with a masters or a doctoral degree. The fancier the degree the fancier the hat. But do note that this article contains more information … Continue Reading

School Fundraisers 103: Fun and Creative Fundraising Ideas

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School Fundraisers 103: Fun and Creative Fundraising Ideas

The helpful Graduation Source eBook “Fundraising for Your School: How to Raise Funds for the Best Graduation Ceremony Possible” contains a detailed and helpful chapter on events and ideas for the fundraiser. Since we are especially fond of Graduation Ceremonies, we have a tendency to recommend combining the fundraising experience with the commencement. Of course, there’s no reason that these ideas can’t be used separately from graduation. Here’s a snippet of the chapter entitled “Fundraising Ideas”:

Fundraising Ideas
1. Have a Raffle!

Raffles are one of the most popular fundraisers that a school can select. … Continue Reading

School Fundraisers 102: Laying the Groundwork

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School Fundraising 102: Laying the Groundwork

The helpful Graduation Source eBook “Fundraising for Your School: How to Raise Funds for the Best Graduation Ceremony Possible” contains a chapter entitled “Laying the Groundwork” that gives tips on the targets of planning, how to get parents involved, and how to establish an important cause. Here’s a snippet of the chapter entitled “Laying the Groundwork”:

Laying the Groundwork
1. The Objectives/ Targets of Your Planning

You need to know what you are raising funds for and also how much money you need. Your objective is what you are raising funds for, and your target is how much … Continue Reading

Graduation Planning 108: Steps for Holding a Graduation Rehearsal

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Part 8 of 8 – The Essential Graduation Survival Guide
Get Ready for You Graduation Rehearsal

You’ve probably heard of the old saying, “practice makes perfect.” We highly recommend that you hold a graduation rehearsal, not only for the students but for the graduation committee, administration, teachers, and staff as well. This will help let everyone be aware of what is expected of them for graduation day.

Students are likely to be a combination of excited, nervous and even a bit emotional about graduating. Holding a rehearsal is also quite useful is calming some of these feelings, as they can see what will … Continue Reading

How-To Wear Your Honor Stole – Graduation Stole Instructions

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5-Steps to Properly Wearing Your Honor Stole for Graduation & a few more steps towards ensuring it looks great when you do.

Traditionally, Just like with the honor cords, you must have aced your tests all year long to have earned this mark of distinction.  The graduation honor stole is what it describes in its name, it’s a piece of regalia meant to show that you are an honor student. From time to time schools do give out stoles to everyone as a matter of making the whole graduation outfit more impressive, although most will still do something a little extra for the … Continue Reading

School Fundraisers 101: Understanding Fundraisers

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School Fundraising 101: Understanding Fundraisers

Understanding School Fundraisers

Fundraising is a process that many schools and other organizations avail to solicit the voluntary contribution of resources that will help them achieve important internal goals. A fundraiser could provide the financial foundations for a school to upgrade their technology, purchase new equipment, or install more reliable security systems for the purpose of keeping students safe. Some educational organizations even run fundraisers to provide extra programs for their students that the formal budget doesn’t cover. When it comes to hosting a successful fundraiser, there are three essential questions that must be considered:

What is a … Continue Reading