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Crowdfunding chartered teaching?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by drek, Sep 26, 2015.


As a qualified teacher would you pay for chartered status?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  3. Depends on the fee

    3 vote(s)
  1. drek

    drek Star commenter

    The wheels are definitely turning



    The new board has now been chosen.


    Since I have qualified, the I unprofessionalism displayed by school leaders and managers, towards qualified colleagues, leaves me in despair.
    If these people were chartered would things get better?
    Will the success of this college depend on yet some more experienced qualified teachers being lost to the profession, thanks to further financial and human resource mismanagement in schools?
  2. lissacoffey

    lissacoffey New commenter

    Below are few tips to help you make the most of the fundraising
    1. Use crowdfunding for specific projects or needs, rather than general fundraising. Donors like knowing exactly how their money will be used, so select concrete and interesting outcomes that will engage potential contributors.
    2. Identify a safe, flexible and transparent platform. Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding compares platforms and offers tips on choosing the right one to meet your needs.
    3. Break large projects into smaller steps and creative a separate campaign for each. Keep campaigns short—a month or two at most—in order to maintain interest.
    4. Prepare workgroup members to do intensive marketing via channels such as local media, social media, newsletters, blogs and email lists. Make a list of target audiences, identify key members of those audiences, and lean on those members to reach others in that particular audience (e.g., enlist PTA members to help you reach other parents).
    5. Work closely with a high-influence core group of project champions and ask them to reach out to their networks. When using social media, be sure to involve students (to whom social media use comes naturally) and post in the evening, when most people are online.
    6. Marketing messages matter! Use videos with high production values, good-quality images and sharp copywriting to create an appealing pitch with which donors will connect emotionally. Appeal to positive school climate and aim to build a sense of community. Reinforce the message that “We can all be part of something great.”
    7. Target different levels of donors (alumni, community members, parents, local business owners, etc.) and offer a range of giving options, but be prepared for mostly modest donations.
    8. Consider offering rewards and incentives for larger contributors. Be sure to thank each and every donor, regardless of the size of the contribution.

    jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon.Need more advice? Raise Money Using Crowdfunding.
  3. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    so a BIG bake sale...without the cake or cookie/biscuit to reward the donor?

    interesting concept. The questions is of course whether the donors would think they were entitled to advise on how the money was spent, e.g. see number 8 above.

    best wishes

    damnant quod non intellegunt
  4. snowyhead

    snowyhead Lead commenter

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