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Fundraising is a great way to make your student travel experience more affordable. If your teacher or group is running a fundraiser for your student tour, there are several ways you can make the most out of it.

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1) Use Specialized Skills

Running a fundraiser is like running a business; it takes people of many different specialties. You may have a unique skill that could help with a fundraiser. Are you interested in planning? Help your teacher or director create a strategy for your fundraiser. If you’re artsy, you could contribute by designing posters and graphics to promote your fundraiser. Don’t underestimate the ways in which you can contribute.

2) Ask for Contributions

Whether or not you are selling products or just asking for donations, fundraisers are all about sharing your cause. When approaching a person about your tour, tell them about the goal of your student tour and the educational value it will provide to your group — do not start with “would you like to buy” or “would you give a donation.”

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3) Set Personal Goals

Consider the amount you need to cover your student travel costs, the length of your fundraiser and the amount of effort it takes to raise the money. If you are raising funds independently, use our Help Me Travel tool to make it easy for your parents to reach out to friends and relatives to ask them to donate money for your student tour.

View the Help Me Travel Tool

Read Our Fundraising E-Book

Heading a fundraiser can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we created a free e-book that provides a step-by-step guide for your journey to fundraising success.

 Download the E-Book

Fundraising E-book


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