The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) is a non-profit organization, and as such we understand the budgetary constraints faced by schools throughout the state. Accordingly, we minimize the cost of participation in our events, and we have assembled a list of fundraising ideas to help you raise money to cover your participation costs:
- Find (or be) a Scholastic Champion in your school.
This could be a teacher, assistant principal, or active parent of a student involved in scholastic activities. Ask them to take the lead in fundraising or organizational efforts.
- Create a Scholastic Booster Club.
This club could be run through the school ledgers. It would not be necessary to form a separate non-profit association. Recruit parents of active students to be involved in the club.
- Ask for start-up funding.
Petition your PTA, alumni association, athletic and/or band booster club for capital support. A simple base of $100 could be all that is required to get over the initial funding hurdle.
- Host a faculty Quiz Bowl competition between local schools.
Charge a modest admission for students and parents to view the event. NCASA can provide questions or logistical support for this event, if needed.
- Host a Spelling Bee.
The towns of Zebulon and Wendell in Eastern Wake County recently raised $3800 to pay for grants in schools by hosting a Spelling Bee and charging a modest admission for spectators. NCASA can provide assistance with organizing this type of event, if needed.
- Seek peer support.
School clubs that support advanced students, such as National Honor Society, or Beta Club, may be willing to organize a fundraiser to raise money for participation in scholastic activities and competitions.
- Seek funding from your local Academically or Intellectually Gifted support group.
NCASA's offerings further the objectives of state AIG programs and encourage the pursuit of academic advancement in a variety of subject areas. Your local AIG office may be willing to provide financial support for your school to join NCASA.
If you would like to discuss these suggestions or if you have an idea to add to this list, please contact:
Phone: (919) 771 - 9272
North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities
Last Updated (Sunday, August 14, 2011 01:33 PM)