Academic Challenge Fundraiser
Imagine your ideal school fundraiser
Would it be…
- PROFITABLE, EDUCATIONAL & FUN
- one where your SCHOOL HOLDS ONTO ABOUT 90-95% OF THE FUNDS raised
- one you’re able to PLAN and IMPLEMENT QUICKLY and EASILY
- one in which the STUDENTS WANT TO PARTICIPATE and ACTUALLY DO
- an event that MOTIVATES & EMPOWERS THE STUDENTS
- one that TEACHES THE STUDENTS A VALUABLE LESSON of how students’ efforts directly affect the outcome
Does your school fundraiser look like this?
Or like this…
What if you could change the way your nonprofit raises funds…
That sounded ideal to me too. And that’s why I created this educational fundraiser that challenges students to raise money based on what they are already required to learn with the curriculum.
Here’s what’s included:
You’ll also get my best secret to ensure higher levels of student participation!
You’ll learn exactly how to motivate the students to ensure more students return their pledge sheets. This Academic Challenge does not rely on outside vendors, but instead on students who want to participate – and I’ll show you exactly how to motivate them!
You will learn the key to making this (and any school fundraiser) a greater success in student engagement. Students love this!
Designed to be highly profitable
My goal in designing this fundraiser was to create one where…
- I outline a plan for every group of 200 students in your school to raise $12,000 (400 students, $24,000; 600 students, $36,000, etc.). Yet the earning potential is unlimited!
- Expenses are expected and intended to be very low. My school spent only about $300 for 200 student (that’s only 2.5%).
- Your organization would hold on to an estimated 90% or more of the funds donated.
This Fundraiser is for you if:
This Fundraiser is NOT for you if:
What others are saying…
A note from the editor…
Backed by over 20 years of marketing experience, this Academic Challenge fundraiser is an original fundraiser I designed and implemented while my three kids were in elementary school. At that time, school fundraising organizations around the country reported raising several thousands of dollars for their students.
Effective marketing is about organization, motivation, and promotion. You see, you have to create an organized event with a purpose, be sure everyone knows about it, and excite and motivate people to get involved. It’s so much more than hanging a flyer around the school. I show you exactly how to do this!
As a marketing professional, this Academic Challenge fundraiser came naturally to me and I plan to teach every PTO, PTA, and school fundraising group in the world how to do it!
Vicki, Entri Ways
Do you have a few questions?
How much can my school expect to raise?
While we cannot guarantee results (legal disclaimer), I can tell you that the first time I ran this two-week fundraising event at my children’s 200-student elementary school, we raised just over $13,000 and had expenses of around $300. And schools around the country have had similar results. Here are just a few::
- 900 students raised $47,194
- 160 students raised approximately $8,500
- 300 students raised approximately $5,000 (when they ran it for just 1 week instead of 2)
What expenses can I expect?
We are anticipating that the school would allow you to use their photocopier, so we are not including this as an expense. In the guide, I’ve included a detailed list of the items I spent money on the year I ran an academic spelling challenge. Some of these purchases were for envelopes, pens, small prizes, sign, and popsicles.
How many pages of material are in this guide?
This training guide is 52 pages. The first 21 pages are the detailed instructions. The remaining pages consist of letters, promotional material, pledge form, printable prizes, signs, and games. Use them all or just a few.
Is there a shipping cost?
No. Since the guide is delivered to you electronically as a PDF file, there is no shipping fee. Once you place your order (via PayPal), you will receive an email receipt with the digital PDF file to download.
When is the best time of year to run this type of fundraiser?
An Academic Challenge can be run any time during the school year, but we suggest planning it as the first fundraiser of the school year in early Fall and plan to have it as the biggest fundraiser of the year. That way you can advertise that if you meet your fundraising goal, you will have fewer or no more fundraisers for the rest of the school year (like we did!).
What is your return policy?
Since this is a digital product, I cannot offer a refund once it is emailed to you. I want you to be successful when you run the Academic Challenge and that’s why I’ve provided every bit of detail I can think of in this training guide and even noted actual results from elementary schools. And I can tell you that I was never asked for a refund from any school group that purchased it.
Can’t I just organize this fundraiser without your guide?
It’s possible to run a similar event, but it will never be the same. My Academic Challenge fundraiser includes 80+ hours of planning, 20+ years of marketing experience, real-life testing in elementary schools, letters, templates, signs, prizes, prize ideas, calendars, and more. It’s basically a plug-and-play fundraiser where all of the planning has been done for you. I liken it to planning an auction; unless you’ve attended several successful auctions yourself or sought the advice of someone who has, there are so many details that could be missed.
So, for a small, one-time investment compared to the potential thousands of dollars you could raise, why not bypass all of the legwork – I’ve already done it for you.
I have other questions
I included a ton of information in this guide. Probably more than you need. I literally spelled out the event step by step so it’s easy to follow, including daily calendars (one for your students and a more detailed one for your parent volunteers).
If you have a quick question, feel free to email me HERE.
If you would still like to talk on the phone, talk through the process, ask questions, or brainstorm, then I’m happy to be available for 15-30 minute consultations. You can purchase a phone consultation HERE.
Should we connect as a group?
I am considering starting a Facebook group so I can offer even more support for this and other general fundraising support. We would have open and detailed discussions, guidance (from yours truly) on fundraising and marketing strategies, and would brainstorm together – because 2 heads (or in this case many) are always better than 1!. Send me an email if you think this group might interest you.
Tell me the legalities.
Entri Ways has provided you with ideas for planning an event. While this ebook provides you with a plan for 200 students to obtain $12,000 in pledges, actual amounts obtained by the students may be either more or less. While we believe this fundraiser to be very easy to organize and highly profitable, we must state that these are the opinions of Entri Ways and it’s publisher. We have tested this fundraiser and proven it’s potential; however, we must also state that dollar amounts and percentages are examples and estimates and are not guaranteed. Expenses are projected and intended to be minimal.