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School Fundraising with DoJiggy

School Fundraising with DoJiggy

DoJiggy offers software for the best school fundraising events - including School Fun Runs, walk-a-thons, bowl-a-thons and product sales - in which students and classrooms collect and track donations for their school. Use our peer-to-peer software platform to engage your students to get excited and raise money for your school - without handing over a hefty percentage of funds raised. Many schools report raising twice as much by taking their fundraising events online.

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School Fundraising Ideas

School Fundraising Ideas

The type of fundraising event your school chooses to run will be a big factor in your overall success. You need something that your community can get excited about and creative school fundraising ideas are often needed to set your school or school group apart from the crowd. Here we highlight important factors to consider when starting your school fundraising campaigns, and offer suggestions from our clients. If you're looking for new School Fundraising Ideas, start here!

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School Fun Runs & Walkathons

School Fun Runs & Walk-a-thons

We are all interested in teaching children about how a healthy lifestyle can contribute to overall self-esteem, productivity, and enjoyment of life. For that reason, we encourage educators and parents to continue to look for opportunities that send the message of the importance of building an overall healthy lifestyle and School Walks and Fun Runs are just the thing. Fun Runs get your students engaged in fundraising in a safe way and provide a healthy alternative to cookie and candy sales.

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Elementary School Fundraising

Elementary School Fundraising

Elementary school fundraising is a great way to raise extra dollars to support development of educational and extracurricular programs, sports, music, arts and more. But this is not the only goal - elementary school fundraising is also a great way to teach children about teamwork and working to accomplish a goal. With hard work and cooperation with your classroom or group, anything is possible. Find out more about fundraising with young children here.

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High School Band Fundraising

High School Band Fundraising

Marching bands, choirs and other school music groups are often in need of financial support to sustain musical programs, fund competitions and concerts, cover travel costs for band trips, and pay for instruments, uniforms and training tools. This article is intended to help your school music group plan a successful fundraiser by providing planning tips and creative fundraising ideas for high school and marching bands.

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PTA Fundraising & PTO Fundraising

PTA Fundraising & PTO Fundraising

When schools experience budget shortfalls, they often turn to parents to help raise money and reach out to the local community for support. After all, parents are often more than willing to help support their child's education, making PTA fundraising and PTO fundraising campaigns a very common way to supplement funding. DoJiggy has helped hundreds of PTO and PTA fundraising campaigns and we're here for you!

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How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

The most treasured volunteers in a school are the parents volunteering in the Parent Teacher Organization or Parent Teacher Association (PTO or PTA). They give the gift of their time, talent and leadership yet one of the most vital roles they play is to be the driving force behind PTO fundraising campaigns for a school. Learn how to motivate your parents and get your fundraising efforts going.

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Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Your School

How to Host a Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Your School

Golf tournament fundraisers work well for many schools and school groups. In this blog we follow our client, The New Frontiers School Board, as golfers from each of their 15 schools step onto the green and pick up the clubs to raise money and for their schools and show their commitment as educators, parents and community members. Learn more about the ins and outs of successful golf tournament fundraisers and see if this is the right fundraiser for your school.

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Miniature Golf: A Hole in One for Fundraising

Miniature Golf: A Hole in One for Fundraising

Golf tournaments are popular for many different reasons. They are a great way to raise awareness for your cause, fundraise, and network with clients and sponsors, among other things. But not everyone is a golfer. Miniature golf is a great school fundraising idea, since students of all ages and their entire families can play. Add in games, contests, and more to make your miniature golf event a lucrative fundraiser for your school.

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University Fundraising

University Fundraising

University students have unique talents and needs in relation to fundraising. With our University Fundraising Resource Center, we strive to provide the best collection of resources to make your University fundraising campaigns more successful. Used with our fundraising software, you will find that these resources will save your organization valuable time and allow you to raise more money for your cause with less hassle.

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Group Fundraising

Group Fundraising

Group fundraising works great for schools, social associations, sports teams, and community organizations. While some individuals can also be quite successful collecting donations on their own, there are many benefits that group fundraising campaigns offer. Read more about group fundraising and how to apply it to your school's fundraising efforts in this article.

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School Flyers

School Flyers

Marketing your school fundraising activity is an important part of the planning process. Good visibility raises participation, and in turn, helps bring more dollars to support school programs. We've created these guidelines to help you effectively organize the information for your school fundraising event, and provided sample templates that can easily be customized!

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High School Fundraising

High School Fundraising

When students reach high school, fundraising is a whole new game. Students have passions for sports or arts programs they are involved in, they join clubs with people sharing common interests, and they also begin to develop a strong belief system. They are eager to make a difference, support a cause, and therefore are more likely to embrace a fundraising initiative that supports their passions and beliefs.

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Student-Serve-a-thon

Student Serve-a-thon

A serve-a-thon not only provides fundraising dollars to contribute to your school's operating budget, but also makes a positive impact on the community. It works very similar to a walk-a-thon. Students raise money by reaching out to family and friends and asking for pledges or donations to help their school. In turn, the student will provide the community with a type of service.

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Raffle Fundraising

Raffle Fundraising

Raffle fundraising can be an easy and very successful way for students to help raise fundraising dollars for your school. A school raffle can produce high profit margins with little effort or upfront costs. The costs are generally minimal, especially if you get the raffle prizes donated or use our No Risk Auction Items that are only paid for after the raffle is successful. Raffles are also a great option for a group of any size.

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Reading Fundraiser

Reading Fundraisers

A readathon fundraiser is a peer-to-peer fundraising event where students commit to reading as a means of raising money for your school or Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association (PTO/PTA). There are several variations which we explore further in this article. Reading Fundraisers promote literacy and a love of reading for children; they offer an academic challenge or competition which kids will enjoy.

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Auction Fundraiser

Auction Fundraiser

Not only have auctions proven to have tremendous fundraising potential, they are also a great community builder involving people from your school in a meaningful way. Auctions are often combined with another school fundraising event to ensure success. Whether live, silent or online, school auctions provide a nice incentive for parents and community members to support your school.

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Sales Contest

Sales Contest

There are many benefits of selling discount cards. They are small and portable with a low overhead cost, and can be easily mailed at the cost of regular mail because of their size. These cards are not only great tools for raising fundraising dollars, but also for spreading awareness about your cause as they allow for customization with your school logo and tagline.

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The platform is easy to use and it was clear that DoJiggy was responding to feedback as they worked to streamline it even more. We couldn't have been happier with our experience. In the end our school ended up with more proceeds from the fundraiser than any previous year.
— David S. - DeSoto Trail Elementary School