Do you hate asking businesses for donations? I assume you do because about 98% of PTO volunteers I’ve worked with over the years hate it. But we just keep asking because getting donations from businesses is still the best way to get raffle prize donations, school auction items, and fundraising incentives we need for successful PTO fundraisers. So, here’s what I do to make the process of asking business for donations as pleasant and productive as possible.
Volunteers leaders are always on the lookout for the best fundraisers for our schools, where “best” refers to a good mix of profitable, easy, and fun. This post ranks the most common PTO school fundraisers by how easy and profitable they are and answers common questions about some of the most popular and most profitable PTO fundraisers.