California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Online fund-raising

Fund-raising is a headache for many school leaders, and yet the need for supplemental funds for science labs, band uniforms, field trips, and other enrichment opportunities is often real. Although schools have sold candy, wrapping paper, or magazine subscriptions, these campaigns are time-consuming and often duplicated by nearby schools. Some leaders have turned to the Internet as a fund-raising vehicle. Several for-profit sites help schools explore the options. Administrators can search online for school fund-raising ideas. To ensure that they use reputable firms, they can collaborate with their regional counterparts.

Professional organizations and tools