These school fundraising flyer guidelines and sample templates were created to assist schools with promoting fundraising events and initiatives. Marketing your school fundraising activity is an important part of the campaign 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.
School fundraising flyers are a basic “one-sheet” designed to explain the purpose of your event and educate people about what your school is trying to accomplish. Where will the money raised be used and what programs will be supported? Your flyer should outline all of the important details for the fundraiser you are hosting.
Creating Effective School Fundraising Flyers
Be sure to follow these guidelines for your school flyers:
Make your school fundraising flyer visually appealing
Use compelling imagery that shows students and participants having fun at the event. Include your school’s visual branding as well.
Capture attention with an interesting headline
Create a fun name and theme for your fundraising event, something that rhymes or rolls off the tongue. Here are some ideas for school fun run or walkathon themes. Next, include an introduction explaining what are you trying to accomplish.
List perks for participants
Why should students get involved in the fundraiser? Tell them about the fun activities that are part of the event:
- Will there be entertainment, games, food, drinks, etc?
- Do participants receive free T-shirts or goodie-bags?
- Will there be prizes for top-performing students?
- Will there be raffle tickets available for large-prize items, donated by sponsors or members of the community?
Include all of the details
This is one of the most important parts of the flyer, if not the most exciting. You need to tell participants and sponsors the “who, what, when, where, and how” of the event.
- Date, Time, & Location
- What school programs does the fundraising activity benefit?
- What will be happening at the event? Prizes, Music, Food & Drink.
- What Else? What to wear, what to bring, are there any costs?
- Contact information in case people have additional questions
- Include any relevant sponsor logos
Sample School Fundraising Flyer Templates
To simplify this process, we have created a few school fundraising flyer templates for you. Simply customize the text and insert your school logo and you are ready to start spreading the word about your fundraising event.
Download the editable Word version of our templates here.
Printing School Fundraising Flyers
Now you’re ready to print your school flyers. The printing of your flyer is just as important as the design. Be sure to select a reputable, high-quality printer that can deliver your flyers on time.
More Resources for School Fundraising Events
We’ve outlined important factors to consider when starting your school fundraising campaign, and included details about some of the best school fundraising ideas such as a school crowdfunding campaigns, auction fundraisers, and sales contests. Plus review guidelines and tips to consider for planning successful elementary school fundraising and high school fundraising initiatives.