School calendars - Fundraising fun every day of the year
School calendars fundraising is another tried and tested way of bringing in money for your school.
The advantages are:
School calendars can take several different forms. For example they might feature:
Obviously compiling and printing a school calendar can take a bit of time so plan and start early. Some schools collect suitable work from their pupils for use in the calendar throughout the year.
Don't forget too that the calendars will really only sell at the turn of the year so have them ready for any Winter fetes and fairs you have planned.
School calendars can be produced either in house or by an external publisher.
This is really for cheap and cheerful school calendars. The basic copy and pictures are printed or copied on school equipment and put together by volunteers. Quality is not likely to be high and the cost of printer cartridges etc needs to be taken into consideration.
It does however allow for short print runs and extra copies to be printed on demand.
Working with a specialist company can take a lot of the hassle out of producing school calendars. Fundraising calendar companies will be only to happy to help you compile and print professional looking products. This can come at a cost but their experience and advice can make life a lot easier.
Many of the companies have simple templates to which a school's pictures and copy can simply be added, saving time and money at the design stage.
Again this market is very competitive so do get quotations from several different companies.
The advantage of school calendars is that if you produce a nice product most parents at least will buy one. This can also often be extended out to grandparents and other family all desperate to have a picture of
......."Little Barry and his Classmates"..... on the wall.
They make great Christmas presents. Sell them at the school (and make sure the parents know) and at any school events that occur near the start of the year.
So if you are looking for a relatively easy and reliable money maker try school calendars Fundraising is always best if it brings you in the money 365 days of the year!
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