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Festive fundraising ideas for your school community to get involved in

With the season of giving almost upon us, find out how your school can fundraise with festive inspired events or activities.
Festive fundraising ideas
Festive fundraising ideas

A fun way to engage your alumni community is by organizing a Wreath Making Workshop. UK-based school Tonbridge is holding their Wreath Making Masterclass at the beginning of December, where members of its alumni community site, Tonbridge Connect, are able to RSVP and pay for their ticket on their ToucanTech online portal. Similarly, Woldingham School, based in Surrey, England, have scheduled a Christmas Floral Workshop, where members of their community will have the opportunity to make their perfect Christmas floral centerpiece. Both the Wreath Making Masterclass and Christmas Floral Workshop are two festive events to really engage with your school community, and take donations at the same time - either after the event, or while purchasing their tickets. 

Start the festive season by arranging a Carol Service to get your community into the festive spirit. Invite your alumni network, as well as students, parents and staff to attend to bring together your wider community and instill some festive cheer. UK-based school Rugby has scheduled its annual Carol Service for its Rugbeian community at the beginning of December, inviting back all members of its community to celebrate the start of the festive season. Why not also turn this occasion as an opportunity to thank your school community for the difference they have made this year by donating, and sharing some of the impact they have created by their generosity? 

Hosting a dinner or ball for your alumni is another classic way in which to fundraise. With the festive season almost upon us, organize a festive dinner or ball as this will provide your alumni with a good reason to return back to your campus - or organize local meet-ups in cities where lots of your alumni have relocated to. This occasion is the perfect opportunity for your alumni to connect with former peers and reminisce on their school days throughout the evening. To increase your fundraising efforts, hold an auction or raffle for your attendees, or even use the occasion to launch upcoming fundraising events you have planned for 2023.

Giving days are a great way to celebrate philanthropy, and are one of the most successful ways for schools to maximize their fundraising efforts. As Christmas is a time for kindness, joy and giving, a Christmas giving day is the perfect opportunity to capture the true generosity that the Christmas spirit brings out. You could even run a ‘12 days of giving’ campaign, encouraging your school community to give back across the festive season. In order to orchestrate a successful Christmas giving day, use a ToucanTech powered platform to organize, promote and run your giving day event. 

To find out more about how ToucanTech facilitates fundraising through an all-in-one system to connect with donors and track progress with an integrated CRM and database, speak to a member of the ToucanTech team.

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