How to Fundraise During Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2021

It is easy to create a fundraiser for your school to fundraise for teachers and faculty in minutes! Support teachers this teacher appreciation week by fundraising.

Setting up a Pledge Fundraiser for your School:

  1. If you know your school or PTA’s EIN/Tax-ID number, go ahead and claim your nonprofit here. If you do not know this information, or do not have a school email address, you can create a free account here.
  2. Set up a Fundraiser Page to benefit your school! Pledge handles all instant tax receipts, and all fundraiser pages come with a free text to donate keyword & virtual donation overlay.
  3. Track real-time donations through the Impact Hub. Donations can be downloaded via .csv and uploaded into your CRM to continue conversations with your donors.

Check out how other schools and organizations have fundraised utilizing Pledge in the past:

Menlo School

Menlo School needed to act quickly when their community encountered fires and many families were forced to evacuate and some lost their homes. This fundraiser was set up within five minutes during a PTA meeting when the parents sprung into action.

“It was such a great experience to work with Pledge for our recent middle school fundraiser. We raised money to donate to a local homeless shelter, and we raised significantly more than we thought was possible! It was so easy for the parents to donate through Pledge. Thank you so much for providing such an easy, safe, and effective platform for fundraising!” -Señora Barad, Instructor

Campaign Duration: 1 week

Tool Used: Text to Donate, Fundraiser Page




Wornick Jewish Day School

Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School hosted a night of laughs and joy to celebrate their community and students through their annual gala. They host many community events on Zoom during the school year, but this was the first time an event incorporated fundraising.

“We were concerned that taking our gala online this year would eliminate the energy that comes during live fundraising events. When we saw what Pledge could do, we knew that had to work with them. There's no fee for the non-profit, it's easy to use, the team is responsive, and they have incredible tech for Zoom! During our Fund the Need, a fundraising overlay appeared on the Zoom screen. Attendees could provide their name or be anonymous and their donation would appear on the screen in real-time. We were able to reach our goal and will definitely work with Pledge for future fundraisers!” - Haggit Sandhaus, Director Of Development

Campaign Duration: 1 hour

Tools Used: Text to Donate, Virtual Donation Overlay