Middle School Fundraising Ideas – Directory App

Here is a middle school fundraising idea that will not only help your school, it will motivate plenty of middle school students and their parents to get involved for the entire school year.  It will also work well for high school students and parents. 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.  Some directory apps will go a bit further and offer volunteering and even a shopping cart to purchase any item your school sells.  These are… Read More

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School Fundraising Ideas – Knowing What Will Work

I recently had a conversation with the president of a parent teacher organization in the US.  She had questions about how to allow the parents at her school to make donations to their group on their website and also in the mobile app that we provide support for.  After a five minute tutorial she was able to quickly set up a donation that parents could add to their shopping cart and then pay for.  The donation was in the amount of $100. Towards the end of our conversation I asked if she had read about the Bells and Whistles fundraising feature of our program.  This is a feature where parents… Read More

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Online and Mobile Auctions

Our Paperless PTO program has just about every feature that a parent teacher group needs to conduct their daily activities.  We have built the program based on the needs of the schools we support.  From day one we have kept an open mind about adding new features.  If we receive a suggestion from someone or some group we think about it.  If someone else or another group suggests it as well, we get to work on putting it together. A few weeks ago I was asked by a PTO president if our program could handle a live auction for an event they are going to have.  It was not the… Read More

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After School Enrichment Classes – Being Fair To Everyone

Does your parent teacher organization offer after school enrichment programs? Are they in great demand? Do they sell out quickly? Earlier this week a parent teacher group that we support prepared to open their after school enrichment classes. They usually set a specific time to open the registration so that their parents can prepare and be ready for the registration. The list of classes is very impressive and every parent wants to sign up their students. The only problem is that there are a limited number of students that are allowed to register for each class. In an attempt to be fair to all parents and students, the classes are… Read More

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