In most cases, the school itself does not have the sole financial power to execute these projects. Therefore, they sometimes have to resort to fundraising through many channels to realize the money needed to carry out such projects.
The first target from who to accrue this cash most times are the parents of these students. Through the Parents-Teacher Association (PTA) forum, parents can be oriented about the planned projects the school wants to embark on, the cost of the projects and the amount that each parent is expected to contribute.
Additionally, influential people and top organizations can be contacted source for funds. This might be in form of personal meetings and/or through well written letters to these persons or organizations.
HOW TO GET EVERYBODY TO CONTRIBUTE
After intimating all the necessary individuals and corporate bodies of this, you don’t just relax. Reminders are essential to get everyone to drop their quota as at when due. Going to the homes and offices of everybody every week to remind them is not feasible, even ridiculous. A much easier and official means is needed.
Bulk SMS is a fitting communication tool for reminders. All you need to do is register a free account, get the phone numbers of all the parents and other individuals involved (or their secretaries) and send well timed short respectful reminders to everybody. The deadline for the project may be included and the logistic for collection of the payment.
In cases where the fundraising involves an occasion, bulk SMS can equally be used to get everyone to attend through reminders. Launching of the projects too can also be organized through the use of SMS. You get as many as possible to attend, get lots of contributions to execute your projects, create a standard and efficient learning atmosphere for your pupils/students and both you and the parents stays happy.
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