#PackYourBag: Organizing Champions for Your Classroom

So we’ve shown you how to set your goals and craft your story…and maybe now you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. You already have more than a full time job…you’re a teacher. It’s time to look for a little help with this fundraising thing.

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Let us introduce you to the Classroom Champion.

A champion is someone who helps you get the word out about what your classroom needs. They advocate for your class on social media, with their friends, and in their community.

Maybe your champion is someone who gives consistently to your classroom. Or maybe it’s someone who doesn’t have the financial means to donate, but wants to help you in anyway they can. Your champions could be family members, friends, your hairstylist…anyone you know who’s not afraid to spread the word.

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Why do Champions Matter?

Do you know that when an individual asks for a donation, 1 in 4 people will give? Now imagine if 5, or 10, or 20 people were asking everyone they knew to donate to your classroom. Are you a math teacher? Because that could add up fast.

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How do you find Champions?

Champions are likely people you already know. We’ve posted some great advice for potential champions, and we also have tips on how to recruit champions to your team.

Starting a conversation with your champions can be easy and casual. Your students are amazing, so take the opportunity to talk them up! Share their accomplishments, hopes, and dreams. And be sure to mention that a small donation can make a big difference.

Ready to get started? Check out our Fundraising Guide for Teachers.

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