I have just uploaded an article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse magazine titled
Easy Fund Raisers for Homeschool Groups
The articles covers several ideas for easy fund raisers including:
- Food as a fund raiser
- Coupons and reward programs
- Donation drives
- Income from your website
Other issues are addressed as well such as whether the income from a fund rasier is taxed and whether a family can hold a fundraiser for their individual homeschool.
Here’s an excerpt:
Many homeschool groups bring in needed income through fundraisers. Through experience I have found that some fundraisers are much easier to conduct than others. Although very common, selling products door to door is one of the hardest ways to raise money because managing the orders, delivering the product, and storing inventory is a lot of hard work. My homeschool group had tried selling products in the past, but we wanted an easier way to bring in funds. We found several ideas that have worked well for homeschool groups including reward and coupon programs, fund raising dinners, donation drives and website income.
Read the entire article on my Leader Tools/Articles page (scroll down to the bottom)
Carol Topp, CPA