Just what is Crowd Funding?
Remember good old fashioned bake sales? Where you gave away baked goods for $1? Well this is bake sales gone online. It's really about getting funding from a large group of people on the internet. It's not so easy, but crowd sourcing is a way to help school funding. Like anything, it takes time, effort, energy, and a little help from your friends. In each crowd sourcing site, you need to state your project and the amount of funds you need to raise. These do take a little more effort and a little more technical know how, but the $thousands you can raise may well be worth the trouble. Take a look at the most popular crowd sourcing sites, including the brand new one from Donald Trump!
Fund Anything (The Donald's),Kick Starter, Go Fund Me and Indigogo. Indigogo is more arts focused than the first two.
Crowd funding can take a lot of effort so we combed the web for some more ideas that were less time consuming, but also well worth the effort:
Dollars for Schools is a program set up by Amazon (also known as the Amazon School Rewards Program) where schools can set up an account on Amazon.com and get a referral code to put on your website. When people use your code on Amazon.com, your school earns money.
Discount dance has a similar online effort, where schools and teachers can set up online stores on their website and receive points and dollars back when students buy from their website. A ROCKING online dance studio clothing store.
School Empower school management system will give 5% back for any school that uses us for a minimum of 6 months! CLICK HERE to find out more! Not quite as easy as setting up an online store like our first two suggestions, but way more easy than say, having a car wash!
As always, let us know if you have any questions or comments!