While it may seem right to continue down this path of the perpetual fundraiser, Christian schools must understand that it will never help establish nor achieve a sustained program of development. The funding gimmick that collects little bits of money here and there can actually stand in the way of a true development program’s effectiveness. These smaller fundraisers are often referred to as “painless fundraisers”, but in reality are causing yourself more trouble than you might realize.
These “painless fundraisers” must never be mistaken for a professionally designed and operated development program. In the long-run they can actually rob the school of significant major dollars and sustainable funds. In fact, many schools consider the painless fundraisers to be their development program. Rather than continue to operate in ignorance, let’s talk about why a “candy sale” approach to raising funds just has to go!
The goal of a Christian school development program must be to create a long-term focus toward a sustained method of raising major dollars. Simply put, a sustained funding development program should:
The goal of a Christian school development program must be to create a long-term focus toward a sustained method of raising major dollars.
Here are five problems with this “painless” approach:
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