I believe Yearbook Angels are everywhere. These are people who cherish their yearbooks and want to see one in every hand.
Fill your coffers by letting parents honor their seniors with adoring text and baby photos of them in Superman Underoos or silly hair bows.
Since the yearbook always requires such a large amount of money every year, it has become necessary to do several large fund-raisers that bring in a great deal of money in one day, even though it takes a month or more to plan and implement. This is the 10th year for the Avella yearbook staff to sponsor the Powder Puff Football Games.
It came about from a need for some additional funding due to poor ad sales three years ago. The staff and I had a roundtable discussion about new ideas. I told the staff about my own high school experience when my all-girl school had a banquet that celebrated the relationship between mothers and daughters. I discussed it with my staff and a new tradition was born.
Our staff members go to dances and the cafeteria during lunch a couple of times each year and sell “Buddy Pictures.” This is a great income generator, as we do not sell advertisements.
Looking for a creative fund-raiser? Check out these ideas, sent to us from advisers across the country. If you send us your fund-raising success story, we will send you Pizza Hut coupons for your staff if we post your suggestion online.
Auction off the marching band for an event. Get band to agree to split the proceeds.
1. Review last year’s expenses to know where money was spent. Expenses include more than the cost of the book. Determine whether there are less expensive ways of acquiring supplies. Are you spending money on motivational items, such as prizes and pizza? These items are important, but examine whether you can do as much or more with less.