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Providing kids with the funds and means needed for an excellent education is a worthy goal.

Fundraising is one of the best ways parents and communities can contribute to education. Whether for the ongoing support of an amazing teacher or donations for a lifetime trip, Classful is here to support your fundraising goals and cheer you every step of the way.

After some classroom fundraising inspiration and ideas? We’ve covered some of the best ways to fund teachers to do greater things for the kids they teach. Whether you’re an educator looking to raise money to support the education you deliver or someone in the community who is passionate about learning, check out our top ideas for fundraisers to discover something that connects with your mission:

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Funding as a teacher or a group?

Before we get into some of the best fundraising ideas for the classroom, let’s start with the different fundraisers you can create. Classful supports educators and schools in the individual creation of donation and fundraiser pages, allowing you to provide updates, share on socials, and connect with local people who are passionate about giving kids a bright future. So, if you are an educator, you must sign up to get the ball rolling.

Whether that’s a group of local teachers or a committee that’s enthusiastic about seeking classroom funding, these business accounts are the ideal way to support multiple initiatives and allow people to see what their donations are going towards. The choice of the fundraiser is up to you, but with Classful, there are plenty of options to get you started on the right foot.

Classroom fundraising ideas

Stuck on the best way to make the most of your classroom? Not sure how to appeal to your community or struggle to develop a strong message to get the donations coming in? No problem. As experts in classroom fundraising, we know how best to help you get the funding you need. Here are just a few classroom funding ideas to get you started:

Classroom upgrades

One of the essential ways that the public can support teachers is by providing them with the funding needed to improve and upgrade their classrooms. With most teachers taking sole responsibility for the extras they provide to students daily, fundraising to carry out an overhaul or upgrade can be an invaluable way to benefit students for years to come. Whether purchasing new furniture, investing in new books, or adding new learning options and online subscriptions to improve in-classroom learning, donations to upgrade classrooms can go a long way.

Specialist equipment

Providing students with the best learning experience possible in the classroom is essential to their future success in education. For some students, that may mean access to specialist equipment or help to support their learning and ensure they can keep up with the rest of the class. With many schools not receiving the funding to support students needing a helping hand, donations and funding are an excellent way to help all students achieve their full potential. Of course, not everyone learns best the same way, but with funding to purchase specialist equipment, everyone can still get as much as possible out of the classroom.

New technologies

The world of education technology is ever-evolving and growing. From interactive whiteboards to tablets, in-class digital learning to computer labs, schools need extra funding and support to equip classrooms with technology that helps their students grow and develop. Creating a fundraising campaign to introduce better technology to specific classrooms can help to improve learning, provide alternative ways to teach, and provide students with the best education possible. Outfitting classrooms with the best technology for learning is a far easier task with outside funding.

School trips and outings

Getting out of the classroom is a vital part of children’s education. Funding specific trips, outings, and experiences can help provide kids with real-world education and enjoyment to promote learning outside school. While not strictly classroom funding, providing students with new experiences or even bringing in experts and professionals for talks and events can broaden their horizons and spark enthusiasm for new subject areas.

Student support and care

Many students need extra support to make the most of their education. While equipment and technology go a long way toward funding students’ education, the availability of support and services can also aid classroom learning. Whether bringing in a teacher’s aide or offering mental health care support and fitness education, fundraising is the best way for teachers to provide students with the full support and care they need to thrive. With funding at an all-time low for many schools, donations can make all the difference to whether students feel seen, heard, and supported.

Distance learning resources

Distance learning is still having a significant impact on children worldwide, and the US is no exception. However, with many low-income families unable to pay for the equipment needed for distance learning, funding virtual classrooms are just as important as funding their real-life counterparts, from loaning laptops and purchasing headphones to providing printed materials and offering equipment and extra support. Fundraising can ensure all students are on level ground when learning remotely.

Looking for more classroom fundraising inspiration?

Classful is the ideal place to create successful campaigns to benefit students across the US. Take a look at what we do online now, or sign up today to make your first fundraising campaign for your classroom.

We know the pressure that teachers are under to invest in their classrooms. We help make the process easier with a free platform to receive donations, advertise your fundraising and get your voice out to the local community. Are you ready to get started?