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Fundraising Success Stories
August 9, 2018
The experiences of childhood directly, consciously or unconsciously, affect our parenting styles, the character of our children, and the direction of societies.
-Michael Lerner from Parenting and Its Distortions

Writing in the book, Managing Money in Early Childhood Organizations, part of The Art of Leadership Series, Roger Neugebauer gives a recap of some fundraising success stories shared by the readers of Exchange magazine. Here are a few of the kinds of fundraisers that have been successful:

From Samantha Marshall, Moorpark, California:
“Our event was a Paint and Wine Party with silent auction. We hired a paint and sip studio artist to provide instructions to attendees about painting while tasting different wines…”

From Tammy Hamilton-Williams, Stockton, CA:
“We have an annual Crab Feed each winter. It is the ONE fundraiser we do and each parent MUST purchase two tickets…[The event has a] silent auction, raffle, dessert raffle, class raffles…we have made profits of $16,000 (during our lowest year) up to $26,000.”

From Patti Robinson, Wilmot, Wisconsin:
“Read-a-thon: Each child recruited sponsors for the total amount of books they could read, or had read to them, in two week’s time. Sponsors chose a dollar amount for each book or flat donation in support. With eight children participating, we raised over $500 – all profit!” 

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Tammy Steele · August 09, 2018
Chicago, IL, United States

While each of these fun-raising events is engaging, the amount of money they bring in does not qualify them to count as fund raisers. Child Care operations require major amounts of money to be raised -- think $100,000+ every year.

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