Elementary, Middle and High School Fundraising Ideas

Here is a school fundraising idea that will not only help your school, it will motivate plenty of students and their parents to get involved for the entire school year.  It is a great fundraising idea for any elementary, middle or high school.

These days many schools and parent teacher organizations will subscribe to a directory app that they can provide for their families.  Most school directory apps you find will offer some standard features such as sharing contacts, viewing calendars and sending alerts.  These are great tools that allow your families to stay in contact with each other and also give them on the go access to your school activities and events.

Something that is beginning to appear among the leading school directory app providers are features that allow your school to raise funds directly from the app.  They are not just donations to your school, but rather donations that open up additional interactive features in the app that families will truly enjoy using.

These are fun features that will keep everyone coming back for more.  They are features that will motivate parents.  They are features that will challenge students.  They are features that allow teachers and staff to foster learning among their students.

The easiest way to motivate parents is by engaging them in a way that will benefit their own children.  One idea is by rewarding students on a scale when their parents take some kind of action with the app.  Parents will take plenty of action when you give them fun features they will enjoy that also challenge their students.

Students with smart phones are very common these days.  A student that knows they can earn rewards for actions taken with the interactive features of the app will use it all year long.  When interactive features promote thinking, logic and creativity, you have an app that teachers and staff will want to use so they can help foster learning.

Teachers will do it with a true passion for helping their students.  Staff members will do it for fun.  As more and more parents, students, teachers and staff are using app, the buzz in your school community will permeate all year long.  You will have an entire school community using your directory app’s features that motivate parents, challenge students and foster learning while raising funds for your school.

Let’s learn exactly what these fun features are and see if this fundraising idea is a good fit for your school.

Michael Kerin is the founder of Paperless PTO, one of the first providers of e-Commerce websites and mobile apps for schools and parent teacher organizations.

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