For almost all private and Christian schools, tuition alone is not enough to cover the total operational budget. Event fundraising is a popular option to supplement cash flow and fund the tuition gap. Without the additional cash from fundraising, it would be impossible to meet their yearly budget and make progressive advancements. But what are the pros and cons of a Christian school fundraiser when you take into account all of the time, effort, money, and other resources put into hosting one? Keep reading to find out.
Pros of Christian School Fundraisers
The most obvious pro of hosting a fundraiser is raising money for the school so it can continue to fulfill the purpose it was made for. Another positive outcome is that it’s a perfect time to enhance and communicate your mission to your target audience.
These events can be lots of fun and a great time to communicate with your stakeholders the mission and vision of your school.
Cons of Christian School Fundraisers
Obviously, the most significant con of an event fundraiser is the possibility of not meeting your fundraising goal. And even if you host an event like a banquet or auction and raise some money, all that time, energy, and effort aren’t worth it if there’s little to no ROI. Now you’ve exhausted your parents and haven’t accomplished your goal of furthering your mission.
One of the biggest cons to traditional event-based fundraisers is that they don’t involve the students that will benefit from their success. They bring in different constituent groups, but the groups aren’t exposed to the product of the school, Christian education, or the beneficiaries, the students.
How to Ensure the Success of Your Fundraiser
The Champion Group flips the script on the typical event fundraiser process to ensure it’s as successful as can be. First, we help you create a centralized fundraiser plan that defines your financial and organizational goals.
Then, we alleviate the pain points of low-profit margins by capitalizing on engagement with three major groups: students and families, corporate sponsors, and major donors.
We also train all of your volunteers in a 12-week process and give step-by-step instructions, as well as other resources. Finally, we are available on the day of your event, just in case there are any hiccups.
If you’re ready to make sure all the hard work and long hours put into your Christian school fundraiser are worth it, schedule a call with us today. Helping Christian schools thrive and make disciples of the next generation is our passion.