Talking to Your Donors When Plans Change

Even with the best planning not all fundraisers will go off without a hitch. Sometimes the plans must change or even be cancelled. Other times you didn’t reach your fundraising goal, or you need taking the project in a different … Read More

Virtual Events to Celebrate 2020 Graduates

As we get near the end of the 2019-2020 school year, it’s hard to miss that this year’s senior parties, graduation and other celebrations of the Class of 2020 will be different. Many schools are organizing socially distant or virtual … Read More

Letter Writing Campaign: The Basics

What is a letter writing campaign fundraiser?  A letter writing campaign is a simple, yet extremely effective, form of fundraising. In these campaigns, a person creates a written letter highlighting the who, what, and why of a fundraiser to be … Read More

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Five Ways to Get (and Keep!) Students Involved in Fundraisers

by Shannon Mastey A critical piece of a successful fundraiser  in a high school setting is the students. Students often do much of the heavy lifting reaching out to potential donors, and there are typically many more students than teachers … Read More

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Worth Every Penny

by Ryan Anderson Most schools are finalizing the 2020-21 school budgets at this time.  It is important to consider what is a want versus  a need.  Schools have found that Classmunity has become a necessity for schools to protect fundraiser … Read More

Why Storytelling Matters

by Shannon Mastey Organizing and running a fundraiser can seem like a monumental effort: meeting with school administration, finding motivated students and parents (and motivating those who need it), delivering products to donors – the list goes on. If there’s … Read More

Dear Willow: Tracking Student Involvement

Dear Willow,  We are gearing up for our spring fundraising season. Many of our sports teams are planning letter writing campaigns or product sales of some sort. Do you have any suggestion on how we can use Classmunity to keep … Read More

Dear Willow – Thanking Donors

Dear Willow is a recurring column authored by Classmunity’s support maven, Willow Macy. In it Willow shares some of her most frequently asked about challenges and their solutions.   Dear Willow,  We are hoping to send a thank you note … Read More

Dear Willow – Registration Button

Dear Willow is a recurring column authored by Classmunity’s support maven, Willow Macy. In it Willow shares some of her most frequently asked about challenges and their solutions.   Dear Willow, We set up and submitted an event registration to … Read More

10 Easy Tips to Raise More Money

by Ryan Anderson   Effective fundraising is critical for athletic programs and other extracurricular programs. During my time as an athletic director and coach, I learned a lot about the best ways to fund raise. Below are my 10 Easy … Read More

Common Fundraising Risks & Strategies to Address Them – WASBO 19 recap

Classmunity was honored to present on Common Fundraising Risks & Strategies to Address Them at WASBO 2019. Our own Willow Macy was joined by Jason Tadlock, Superintendent of the Elkhorn Area School District and James Macy of the von Briesen … Read More

Why Your Fundraiser Should Accept Credit Cards

We’ve all heard the phrase “Cash is King!” It’s nice, it’s catchy and in many ways, it’s simpler to deal with cash. There are no fees, and it’s instantly available. But that is about it. Cash transactions don’t have many … Read More

Two Keys to a Successful Fundraiser

As we work to shift our fundraising efforts in our school district I have learned a key lesson. In order for a fundraiser to be successful, there must be one of two factors: 1.) A purpose that people can get … Read More

Quick & Easy Fundraising

by Ryan Anderson Joining the Classmunity team has been an exciting opportunity as I am passionate about raising money for athletics and education. As a former school administrator, I loved finding creative ways to enhance the opportunities for our kids … Read More

Welcome Ryan Anderson!

Classmunity is thrilled to announce that Ryan Anderson has joined the team as Director of Sales and Marketing! Ryan Anderson is a third generation administrator, educator, coach, and advisor.  He has taken great pride in finding innovative ways to help clubs … Read More

Fundraising for Large Campaigns: Planning Phase

Welcome to Part 1 of the Fundraising for Large Campaigns blog series. In this series we will share best practices from your peers who have been successful with large fundraising campaigns.   The first phase in a large fundraiser – … Read More

How to find and thank your top donors!

One of the most important aspects of fundraising is donor recognition. Thanking your donors is important for recognizing their contributions to your initiatives as well as for building a solid donor base. Although many schools are good at thanking donors … Read More

Tips for Greener Fundraising

We often talk about efficient fundraising. Schools are learning to raise more money with less effort by transitioning to smarter fundraising approaches. This also leads to happier parents, students, and community members. But there is another beneficiary of more efficient … Read More

Top 7 Reasons to Accept Credit Cards at Your Next Fundraiser

There is  a lot of planning that goes into any successful fundraiser. But one area that is often overlooked is how you accept payments. Cash and checks are the traditional method of payment accepted for school fundraisers, but some of … Read More

5 Questions You Need to Answer Before Your Next Fundraiser

by Avi Fleischer & Alana Platt Fundraising for a school or PTA/PTO  is challenging – especially when there are many people working together to raise the funds.  While a mutual goal can be a unifying experience, it often requires work … Read More