School Fundraising Resources

Everything your school needs to lead and succeed in fundraising

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Why is School Fundraising Important?

Making the most of your school’s fundraising is crucial for setting your school year up for success. Fundraising benefits extend from improving school facilities to keeping extracurricular programs up and running for students.  

Getting donors excited to give to your school can be challenging, that’s why this hub is here to help you maximize your campaigns and boost your efforts. Unique school fundraisers can effectively engage your community and help your school collect more money than ever. 

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Fundraising Success Webinars

There’s a new way forward with fundraising and plenty of options to meet your donors where they are and connect with them all year round. This sampling of school-related success webinars dives into all those things.

Hear your peers share success stories on:

How they grew their reach

Exceeded their targets

Applied creativity to their virtual fundraising

Communicated with donors

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Webinar Series: Episode 13 — PENCIL



Webinar Series: Episode 12 — St. Mary's School


#OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 10 — Crossnore School and Children's Home


Ultimate School Fundraising Study Guide

The Ultimate Study Guide for School Fundraising provides tips and tricks to ace your upcoming fundraising events and efforts: 

Fundraising event checklist

Event enhancements

Unique items for school auctions

Tips for your auction and fund-the-need

Incorporating students in your fundraiser

Re-engaging your alumni

School Fundraising Guide

Checklist: Pivoting to a Virtual Fundraising Event


The Essential Fundraising Event Checklist: Implementation


Fundraising Checklists

A checklist is a perfect way to be prepared, stay prepared, and ensure nothing is missing from your plans. When it comes to fundraising, there are a lot of moving parts that need to be checked constantly. Whether your school is participating in virtual or in-person fundraising, these checklists can help you get straight A’s with your donors and stakeholders.  

Inspiring Examples

We understand that coming up with new fundraising ideas can be frustrating, but it shouldn’t be. Here are some creative fundraising examples that went above and beyond to reach their goals! 

These examples highlight how public, private, and independent schools found success with their annual campaigns, school stores, sports and arts fundraisers, read-a-thons, and more! 


Get inspired by these fundraising examples:

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Case Studies

How are other schools finding success with GiveSmart’s fundraising and donor management platform? Read more about these schools making a difference in the lives of their students and families. 

Read these K-12 schools’ stories:

The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford


St. Saviour High School

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St. Augustine High School

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