School Fundraising Flyers

Mary Gormandy White
Spread the Word About Your Fundraiser

Creating and distributing school fundraising flyers can be a great way to spread the word about your campaign.

Spread the Word with a Fundraising Flyer

If you want to hold a successful fundraising program, it's necessary to make it easy for people to understand the program and to spread the word to those who might be interested in purchasing the items or services that you are selling. School fundraising flyers can be a terrific way to accomplish both of these objectives.

When you provide flyers to people who are participating in your fundraiser, you make it easy for them to share details about the program to the people they are asking to purchase products or services. Flyers can make sure that each person who is working on the fundraiser has access to the same information, reducing the possibility of misunderstanding or miscommunication about the campaign.

Creating School Fundraising Flyers

Making a flyer for a fundraising campaign does not have to be difficult or time consuming. You can create a simple text-only document using a word processing program or you can increase the visual appeal of your flyer by adding attractive clip art, free stock photography, and an attractive border.

You could also use a desktop publishing application, like Microsoft Publisher or Scribus, to create a flyer that meets your needs. With this type of program, you'll be able to select a preformatted design and simply fill in information specific to your fundraiser, or create your own unique layout.

When designing the document, consider whether or not it will be printed in color or black and white, being certain to select a color scheme and layout that will look good when copied for distribution. Make sure to use a font that will reproduce well and is easy to read, such as Arial, Verdana, or Calibri. Verify that the text is large enough to be easily visible and avoid allowing any graphic elements that you use to allow the design to become too crowded or busy.

The flyer you create should be a single page and should contain basic information about the who, what, where, when, and why of the fundraising program you are promoting. Be certain to include details about the deadline for participation and then procedure for placing an order. Use as few words as possible so that people can easily develop a basic understanding of the fundraiser simply by glancing at the document. It should be easy to follow by people who are involved in raising money for your organization as well as by prospective customers.

Distributing Flyers for School Fundraisers

When you kick of your fundraiser, provide all of the participants with a stack of flyers to use in support of their efforts to raise money for the school. Encourage them to share them with potential customers by handing them out personally and by posting them in areas where they are likely to be seen by the right people.

Where to Distribute Flyers

Some places where fundraising flyers can be distributed are:

  • Apartment building mail boxes and bulletin boards
  • Community bulletin boards in stores, libraries, restaurants, and other locations
  • Co-worker message boxes in participants' offices
  • Front doors of houses in your neighborhood and surrounding communities
  • Inside newsletters that are sent to parents and teachers
  • Windshields of parked cars
  • Additional locations where potential customers can be reached

A Word of Caution

Remember that you may need to get advance permission to distribute flyers on private property. Some companies have very strict solicitations policies. Even though you are trying to raise money to support your school, not every business or organization will allow you to pass out flyers to customers or employees. Be sure to follow the rules and post fundraising documents only where you are allowed to do so.

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School Fundraising Flyers