Looking For Fresh Ideas?
By Nicole McCabe
Every new school year is a fresh start for PTO’s and Booster clubs. We are masters of planning events and coordinating fundraisers. However, sometimes it becomes time to mix things up, find something different. But then comes the inevitable questions that come with change. Can this fundraiser work for my group? My school? Will it be profitable? More work? Less work? So many questions that need that need to be answered and that can be tricky. Sure PTO Today has endless ideas and resources. But we live in Arizona and not everything works well with our weather.
A great way to gather local ideas is to follow fellow CSB/CUSD groups on social media. Look at what events they will be hosting, what kind of fundraising they are doing, how they engage on their social media platforms, etc.
We are all on the same team as members of CSB (unless, of course, you’re competing to reach the top of the School Cents horse race.) Don’t look at other groups as a rivals. Following other groups can give you great, local ideas. Reach out to them, see how and what they are doing.
In my experience, this was a game changer. I encourage you all to give it a try!