What Big Events can do for students.
Any parent can relate. We roll our eyes every time a fundraising packet comes home with the typical prize flyer inside. Unfortunately, our children are the ones who get excited about these cheap and junky prizes. Parents know they can go to the dollar store and buy a similar quality prize without selling anything. Unfortunately, our kids don't let us off that easily.
Big event prize programs are different from traditional prize programs. Instead of receiving prizes for selling items out of a brochure, students get to attend a party or show. So, in addition to getting to avoid the cheap prize issue, why do parents prefer our Big Event Prize Programs?
The Big Event Fundraising Goal is Easy
Most students will only sell a few items and, with a traditional prize program, receive a lower-quality prize. However, selling the same number of items and attending a party or show instead is worth it to most parents.
Schools that bring in a party offer their students 2 hours of fun with their friends on various inflatables. Or, if the school elects to bring in a show, the students are entertained by a magic show performer or a reptile expert.
The Reward is Fun and Educational
In addition to our shows being entertaining, parents like them because they are educational. Schools that use our magic show incentive can choose between 8 different curriculum-based themes. Our reptile show teaches students about the four main types of reptiles. Both of these shows are interactive and encourage audience participation.
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Clay Boggess has been designing fundraising programs for schools and various nonprofit organizations throughout the US since 1999. He’s helped administrators, teachers, and outside support entities such as PTAs and PTOs raise millions of dollars. Clay is an owner and partner at Big Fundraising Ideas.