New options for fundraising at schools
June 24, 2013
Many times, schools' budgets are among the first things to be cut when a community or state undergoes financial issues. In the wake of the Great Recession, this is happening in many areas across the country, so administrators are finding creative ways to make sure their students are given the best experience and opportunities possible.
A lot of these leaders are exploring fundraising options, and many are taking to the Internet to discover new ways to incorporate nonprofit technology. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that they have a new resource to go to when financial times get rough - Schoola.
It's a website kind of like Groupon, the newspaper detailed, and gives parents, students and teachers access to coupons that have be used to buy items from famous brands. Not only is this helpful upfront at the register, but a sizeable amount of the money spent is funneled back into associated schools.
Other times, administrators might take to the Web in a different manner. For instance, in Mandeville, La., families can sponsor children who need back to school supplies by making donations online to The Samaritan Center.
As foundations tap into emerging digital channels to raise funds online, they can benefit from nonprofit fundraising software that tracks incoming donations and quantitatively measures the success of their efforts.