High school fundraising ideas should center around two general concepts: the project should be fun for the students to engage in; and a theme that all students can connect with. If these to concepts are in place when developing ideas for the fundraising project, the project has a very good chance of being successful.
Make the Project Fun
School fundraising ideas for high schools should be geared towards the students having a great time raising the funds. School staff should think of creative ways to get the students excited about the project. The adult staff assisting the students in the fundraising project should not be afraid to take ideas from the students on ways to generate the excitement needed. Once adults receive the ideas, they can begin to incorporate the ideas from the students into a well-structured project. The more involvement the students have in the developing and planning process, the more ownership they will take for the projects. And besides that, who better to know what fun ways to get students excited about the fundraising project than the students themselves.
Far too many school fundraisers are centered on giving kids a product to go out and sell to family, friends, and fellow community members. The problem with this approach is that the high school students who are being solicited to sell the fundraising products have absolutely no connection to what it is they are selling. How excited can a student become in such circumstances? Besides students having fun, all fundraising ideas for high schools should also be centered around a concept that has the student body on one accord. The project should ignite a sense of passion in each student of the school. The fundraising idea should be one that is a representation of the school as a whole. After all, the one thing each student in the school has in common is the school itself.