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PTA Fundraising Ideas

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Parent-Teacher Associations play an essential role in many different communities. They do more than just organize school events – they provide a way for parents and teachers to communicate with one another in support of a greater community that maximizes the student experience beyond what is able to be provided by the school system and government funding alone.

Today, PTAs are getting more and more creative with fundraising initiatives, and one popular fundraising method involves selling t-shirts online.

That’s where we come in. BonfireFunds.com wants to make sure your PTA is achieving its fundraising targets. We want to help improve your school and your community, and that’s why we’ve built our fundraising system to be as simple as possible.

Ready to discover how we can help? Here are some of the advantages of working with BonfireFunds.com for your next fundraising initiative:

Custom design your t-shirts with our simple wizard

Some people avoid launching online t-shirt fundraisers because they’ve never designed t-shirts before. That’s why we’ve created an easy t-shirt design wizard. Our wizard is ridiculously easy-to-use and requires no computer skills: just click, drag, and type the text you want to appear on your shirt.

You choose the color of your shirt and the accompanying text. Add images and logos and watch your shirt come to life. Remember: you don’t need a degree in fashion to design an awesome t-shirt!

Start your fundraiser in minutes

Once you’ve created an account and designed your t-shirt, you’re just minutes away from launching your fundraiser. Type in a few basic details about your fundraiser for your supporters to read. Then, launch your fundraiser and send the URL to anyone who will listen. It takes only a few minutes to setup your fundraiser. Those few minutes could help your PTA achieve its fundraising goals for the year.

Easily spread and share your PTA’s fundraiser online   

Once your fundraiser is up and running, there’s no limit to how far you can take it! 

Send your fundraiser’s URL to whoever will listen. If it’s in support of a good cause, then you might find anonymous donors or philanthropists online. Post your story on social media and explain why your PTA is undergoing a fundraising campaign. You may also want to contact local media outlets. The more people you tell, the more fundraising you’ll receive!

Risk-free fundraising with no added charges or fees

Perhaps the biggest advantage of working with BonfireFunds.com is that it’s impossible for your fundraising campaign to lose money. We don’t charge any fees to your fundraiser upfront, nor do we charge any fees after your fundraiser is complete.

How can we afford to do that? We cover our overhead costs using a portion of your t-shirt sales. We also apply an 8% fee to all non-t-shirt donations. As long as you've sold minimum number of sales needed to print before your fundraiser ends, we print your shirts and ship them to all your supporters. Fundraising has never been so risk-free and easy.

Comfy, stylish t-shirts

Want people to actually wear your PTA fundraiser’s t-shirts? Well, that’s good, because we’ve specially designed our t-shirts to be comfortable, stylish, and durable. While other charity t-shirts are made from cheap, low-quality fabric, we take a different approach. Our comfortable t-shirts are made to be worn, and that means your contributors are paying for something that they will actually want to wear.

Support any cause or goal

Parent-Teacher Associations often rely on fundraising for support. Some fundraising goes towards covering PTA-related costs. The PTA might be fundraising for new school supplies, textbooks, or classroom materials, for example. In other cases, the PTA could be fundraising for a local charity or international aid organization.

More PTA Fundraising Ideas

Looking for other creative PTA fundraising methods? Here are a few ideas to get started:

A school dance for parents: Let parents recapture some of the magic of their youth by hosting a high school dance. Sell tickets in support of your PTA fundraising campaign and make sure everybody knows that it goes towards a good cause. Sell raffle tickets at the dance and hire a band, DJ, or some other form of entertainment.

Student artwork sale: Give students a chance to showcase their works in an art gallery. Invite parents and the general public and hold a silent auction for each piece. This is a great way to raise funds for a school while also giving children a source of pride.

Candy sales and bake sales: Bake sales are a mainstay of any school fundraising campaign. Most students have a sweet tooth, and you can use that to your advantage. Have parents bake cookies and cupcakes or sell chocolate bars during breaks. Profit margins on bake sales are generally quite good.

Entertainment coupon books: Entertainment coupon books are another popular way for schools to raise money. Coupon books are generally designed to help someone save money in their local area. Each coupon book typically costs between $20 and $40 and lets your supporters save a ton of money at local restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues. You can even make a coupon book yourself by contacting local businesses and asking them to contribute to your fundraising campaign. 

No matter why your PTA is launching a fundraising campaign, BonfireFunds.com can help. Our easy fundraising system requires no technical expertise to use. Within days, your fundraiser can achieve its goals and provide your Parent-Teacher Association with the fundraising it needs to support schools, students, teachers, and the entire community. 

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