Motivate students to fundraise by offering to do something crazy

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When new restrictions on nutrition kicked in for Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, SC, school officials anticipated losing $30,000 – $40,000 in fundraising revenue from an annual candy bar drive. A ban on sugary snacks extended to the selling of candy for fundraising purposes.

The district decided to get creative: PTO President Tammy Gravley told students she would shave her head if they met a fundraising goal for a raffle ticket drive. The added motivation enabled them to push past their target, and Tammy is now bald for a time.

If you are struggling to motivate a team to reach a fundraising goal, try brainstorming crazy or even embarrassing things to do that will motivate them to push on.

Category: Fundraising


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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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