Top 10 Virtual School Fundraisers

Top 10 Virtual School Fundraisers

Halfway through the school year, many PTAs and PTOs are struggling with new fundraising ideas. Virtual events aren’t going away in 2021, but fortunately, there are many creative fundraisers that are working well for school communities today....

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Mentorship, fundraising, and leading by example

Youth Mentorship + Fundraising = Leading by Example

At SquadLocker, we’re thinking a lot about youth mentorship these days. There’s more than one way to mentor youth -- either an adult mentors a child, or youth peers mentor other youngsters. The process of mentoring itself is about people helping...

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Customer Spotlight - Any Given U

Customer Spotlight: Any Given U

Created by fans, for fans who share a passion for the greatest sport in the world, Any Given U is dedicated to college football. The enterprise is for fanatics to casuals, arm chair quarterbacks to football geeks and everyone in-between.

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5 Proven Fundraising Ideas for Title I Schools

5 Proven Fundraising Ideas for Title I Schools

Schools that have at least 40 percent of children from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs. But, it’s never enough to ensure all children meet state and academic standards. Interestingly, Title I...

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5 Ways to Spice Up Learning with Digital Scavenger Hunts

5 Ways to Spice Up Learning with Digital Scavenger Hunts

Screen fatigue is running rampant for many, but it’s particularly real for teachers and students. Supported by SquadLocker, the Multipurpose Room podcast is hosted by strategic partner K-12 Clothing, a PTA-Dad created business that provides...

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Successful PTA Online Event Planning - Virtual Trivia Night

The Year of Creativity for Schools

2020 may have been the year of COVID, social distancing, cancelled in-person events, and remote learning and working, but it’s also been the year of creativity. We have been more creative than ever to keep our lives going as “normally” as...

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Can Fundraising Help Save Your Youth Sports Organization?

Can Fundraising Help Save Your Youth Sports Organization?

Fundraising. It’s not just for “extras” anymore.

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How to Use Your School's Fundraising Dollars

Putting Your School Fundraising Dollars to Good Use

School fundraising has become a fact of life, for private and charter schools and even for public K-12 schools that are increasingly and chronically short of money.

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Backing your PTA's Mission Through Diversity

Backing Your PTA’s Mission through Diversity

PTAs spend a good deal of time strategizing, planning, and implementing fundraising events. Do your events and fundraisers support the overall mission of the PTA’s strategy for your school community? How do you formulate a strategy and ensure...

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5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser

5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser

Do you have family recipes and favorite dishes to turn to this holiday season? It’s the perfect time of year to plan for special meals and cooking with family.

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Catch Up On What You Missed: School Fundraising Webinar with K-12 &...

Panelists, Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing alongside Rebecca Yaffa & Joe Denomme of GooseChase take you through how to plan your school fundraising event, get maximum attendees, create fun and interesting missions, and the many ways you can...

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The Multipurpose Room: Tips for Hosting a Trivia Night School Fundraiser

School Trivia Night: It’s All about the Questions

School trivia nights can be a great fundraiser, but how can it be easily done in today’s virtual world? How do you make it fun for all while raising money for your school? It’s all about the questions.

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The Multipurpose Room - Creative Ideas for Your Next Fundraiser

Put the Fun in Fundraising

Coming up with creative school fundraising ideas when the majority of today’s activities occur online is a challenge. In a recent episode of the Multipurpose Room podcast, “Creative Event Ideas for Your Next School Fundraiser,” guest Ryann...

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7 Great Ideas for School Tees

You can’t have too many tee shirts. They’re such a versatile essential for all seasons, with short or long sleeves. The more decorated tees you offer in your school’s online store, the easier it is for your staff, families and community...

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5 Stores We're Loving Lately and What You Can Learn from Them

We know that you established your SquadLocker store for a specific reason – for example, you wanted a faster, easier, reliable way for your students to get required dress uniforms. Or your athletes to get their sports uniforms and team gear. Or...

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Youth Sports Organization Fundraising

9 Ways to Engage Supporters in Your YSO Fundraiser

Fundraising is a way of life for most youth sports organizations. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, or burned out, but you can avoid all that by getting more people involved! Spread the wealth of opportunities to lighten the load and allow as many...

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Breast Cancer Awareness - Custom Apparel

You, Too, Can Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Across the country sports teams are doing their part to promote October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They’re spreading the word and raising money to right this deadly disease, and they doing it style. Pink style.

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How PTAs Are Using Fundraising to Promote Inclusion

Did you catch the recent webinar we co-hosted on how PTAs are fundraising during the pandemic? What a lively and amazingly informative session! It was filled with advice from someone who knows well what she is talking about, Alicia Whitaker Pace...

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PTA name tag

Modernizing Your PTA for Virtual World

Parent-teacher organizations have historically been an in-person organization, but this isn’t always feasible now with many schools being 100% online, or a hybrid situation. How does a PTA adapt? And, what about fundraising?

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Live Webinar on How Parent-Teacher Associations Are Beating...

Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing and PTA fundraising expert Alecia Whitaker share tips on how schools are reaching high fundraising targets on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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6 Apparel Picks for Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraisers

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Fundraising

Fundraising Made Easy via Your SquadLocker Store

Eliminating the chore of fundraising for sports organizations and schools is in SquadLocker’s DNA. We don’t charge fees. We make it easy for store admins to add a markup of 5%, 10% or 15% to all store items, and that markup gets mailed directly...

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Booster Clubs Give Funds and Morale a Boost With an Easy Update

With many high school and college sports programs cancelled this fall, booster clubs across the country fear long-term financial setbacks for years to come. But, cutting other activities due to funding is not an option as students need social...

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Team Fundraising: Expectations vs. Reality

Team fundraising. You can’t escape it. Teams always need money, whether we’re talking school sports, the robotics club, or an entire youth sports organization. New equipment, travel, scholarships and the like all require resources that often just...

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Team Fundraising the Hands-Free Way

What a relief to know that teams from the pros to youth sports will be back in action soon – even if play does look a bit different thanks to COVID-19 precautions. But here’s the thing. Your team (or organization, or school) needs money to return...

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10 Tips to Boost Engagement in Your SquadLocker Store

Now that you have set up your team’s store on Squad Locker and chosen your inventory of gear and spirit wear, you want to get the word out. Before you go live, though, double-check to be sure you’ve include all the inventory your players and...

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Raising Money? Check Out These Creative Football Fundraising Ideas

We’re all familiar with the annual bake sales and car washes that football teams put on each year. Sadly, sometimes all we see are these same old fundraisers over and over. Boring is not the word you want to describe your fundraiser. You want...

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