New school standards and a focus on project-based learning means investments are needed for equipment and materials to help bring learning to life. In some classrooms, even the basics of education are in short supply.
“Teachers spent an average of $487 out-of-pocket to purchase items for their classrooms during the 2015 – 2016 school year — only a slight $3 decrease since last year. The number of teachers who spent $200 or more increased 6% over the previous year to 77%. A majority of the money teachers spent went toward purchasing classroom supplies and instructional materials.” Agile Education Marketing
Is it any wonder then that educators, students, administrators, parent groups, and other community-based organizations are on the look-out for new, creative ways to raise money to support critical educational initiatives in their communities?
This year the Kent ISD Grants Office will be offering a Fundraising Series that will feature new fundraising strategies to help your organization raise needed funds. This is a series of four classes aimed at school staff and small grass-roots organizations. The classes will be held throughout the year from September through March. Individuals may elect to enroll in the entire series for $35 or an individual session for $10.
Session topics include:
- Funding Classroom Needs Using DonorsChoose
- Donor Databases for Beginners
- Volunteers with Benefits: Accessing Match Funds
CLICK HERE to sign up today!
This blog post was written by Angela Morris, Grant Writer for Kent ISD and edited by Amanda Walma, Professional Learning Coordinator for Kent ISD.