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Re: Fundraising

Post by quizbowl » November 11th, 2010, 4:12 pm

Most kids in your Science Olympiad are probably pretty smart, why not tutoring? And you can even take a slice for yourself
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Re: Fundraising

Post by blue cobra » November 11th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Bake sales tend to work very well. Then there's always those selling-things-from-some-sort-of-catalog fundraisers. Depending on what it is, sometimes they work well. And you can check with local businesses to see if they'd be willing to help you fund raise (e.g. a pancake breakfast). One of the classes at my school sometimes sells pizza to kids as they're leaving/going to after school things. There are lots of things you can try. You'll probably want one or two big ones and then maybe a few more of the smaller ones. And remember more places than you might think are willing to donate (money or supplies), you just have to ask.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by lllazar » November 11th, 2010, 6:13 pm

O my, trust me Bake Sales work VERY well. We racked in 450 bucks in 2 days.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by starpug » November 11th, 2010, 6:18 pm

quizbowl wrote:Most kids in your Science Olympiad are probably pretty smart, why not tutoring? And you can even take a slice for yourself
NHS tends to take care of the tutoring around here, knowledge shouldn't come at a price anyway
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Re: Fundraising

Post by paleonaps » November 11th, 2010, 6:38 pm

starpug wrote:
quizbowl wrote:Most kids in your Science Olympiad are probably pretty smart, why not tutoring? And you can even take a slice for yourself
NHS tends to take care of the tutoring around here, knowledge shouldn't come at a price anyway
I wish you could bottle knowledge. You could sell it for moderate prices, and have a monopoly. Then you could make it better and sell it for ridiculously high prices.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by penclspinner » November 27th, 2010, 2:12 pm

We used to do Krispy Kreme sales.

Made quite a few bucks from that. Think we made slightly over $1,000 overall.
But we had some mad hustling people.

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Re: Fundraising

Post by starpug » December 13th, 2010, 6:30 pm

We made over 200 dollars over the weekend at a school function selling Oreo milkshakes.
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Re: Fundraising

Post by zapofdoom34 » December 30th, 2010, 4:16 pm

Last year, my elementary school raised money (for Yearbook, though, not S.O.) by selling food and drinks - bottled water, Gatorade, iced tea, ice cream, chips, etc.

We earned enough to give the whole 6th grade class free yearbooks - they were probably about 30 pages each for 100+ people - and CD's. You might want to try it. :)

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Re: Fundraising

Post by Witchy » January 11th, 2011, 7:23 pm

Our team is one of those poorly funded ones in the middle of no where. Every year our principal feels bad for us and donates $500 out of pocket, while the football team gets a $500,000 brand spanking new football field, even though our football team does a lot worse than our S.O. team. Unfortunately, many Science Olympiad teams go seemingly unfunded by their schools. But every year we seem to pull it off :)

We have a maple festival up at the town square that pretty much everyone goes to and we set up a booth and sell refreshments to raise money. Whenever I'm off shift, I like to go around giving people puppy dog eyes and asking them to buy our stuff. Last year I sold hugs and made about fifty dollars that way xD
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Re: Fundraising

Post by kjhsscioly » February 15th, 2011, 9:47 pm

This looks like a good time to revive this thread, seeing as state is coming up soon. Has anyone found a good way to raise several thousand dollars over, say, 6-9 months? One of my clubs need money for a national trip next year, and I have time but there are already so many fundraisers that I don't have many creative ideas.

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