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Fundraising Ideas For School Trips

Sarah Hessasta
Posted by Sarah Hessasta on July 30, 2020

Fundraising Ideas For School Trips

Student travel is important to us. Travel is an incredible opportunity for students to see and learn more about our world. We have some fundraising ideas for school trips to share with you. Check out a few some of our Reasons to Consider a Class Trip. 

 At GO, we don’t offer kickbacks. Rewards and benefits come at a cost borne by students. Minimizing the cost of a  high quality school trip for students is always a goal for us. We do our best to keep our school trips affordable for the students. Not all families can afford school trips, however, there are many schools who choose to fund raise  for their class trips and do so each and every year.


Here are some fundraising ideas for school trips 

  • Establish your Goals

  • Promotion

  • Supervise the Progress 


Select a Fundraiser and Establish your Goals 

Firstly, it is important to gauge your community. What works for other schools may not work for you! Fundraising ideas for school trips are numerous.

Determine if the fundraiser is intended to finance the entire trip. Or is it to  offset a portion of the student’s trip cost per person. Understand how involved your parents and the students  will be in the fundraiser. The greater community involvement in a fundraiser, the more creative and successful it can be. This helps you determine how plausible and profitable a one-time event will be versus a weekly fundraising sequence. All these factors will contribute to the overall success of your fundraising goals. 

And so set a time frame. Please be generous with your time allocation. Plan as far ahead as possible so you don’t feel overwhelmed with tight time constraints. 


Promotion! Promotion!

Preparation is the key simply because it’s true. It’s best to be prepared. Before you decide to even host a meeting to initiate the fundraiser, draft an outline of your marketing strategies. Of course, marketing techniques will differ depending on if the fundraiser is a one-time event or a multi-week ordeal.  If you aren’t the most creative, this can grant you enough time within your hectic schedule to draft and design all the flyers, e-cards and posts, and schedule their distribution to your community. Do not forget about digital marketing tools. Social media is your friend-- take advantage of it.

Of course encourage participants to share any suggestions they may have, but have some ideas readily available. Overall, this will start a more organized sequence of events.


Supervise the Progress and follow-up 

Within your fundraising campaign, there needs to be a supervisor; a leader. In close relation to your marketing tactics, pre-scheduled, be sure to log your goals and periodically check in with your participants. This is simply to ensure your financial targets are being met. If not, this can welcome opportunities to expedite or revise your marketing techniques or call for an impromptu meeting to discuss back-up plans. Also, this facilitates your conversations with your Travel Specialist about where your group stands with your trip deposits and such. 

We love to support our schools and organizations when they  fund raise for their school trip. It can be frustrating and overwhelming, but we are very accommodating and understanding of the economic challenges families face.

And this is why we have lots of fundraising ideas for school trips.

In conclusion, when in doubt, reach out to a GO Travel Specialist to discuss your options. We’ve many success stories over the past few years, and we’d be honored to have you travel with us.

Topics: School trips, School Trip Tips, travel tips

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