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Successful school fundraising in 10 steps

School funding and finance
Squeezed budgets and government cuts have made life difficult for schools and placed a new importance on raising additional monies locally. Rachel Gordon offers 10 dos and don’ts for successful school fundraising.

As school budgets tighten, many school leaders are turning to fundraising and bid-writing to raise extra money to provide special educational and training opportunities for their pupils and staff. 

For those getting to grips with fundraising for the very first time, as well as seasoned fundraisers embarking on new projects, school fundraising can be a daunting task. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. With a considered and organised approach, anyone can turn their efforts into a successful fundraising campaign.

In order to be a successful fundraiser, you need to know what you want to achieve. A fundraising vision helps with this because it looks to the future and shapes the direction your school will take. 

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