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Passing the Hat in 2007

Mike Lawson • Archives • August 14, 2007

A Google search for “fundraising” yields over 47,000,000 results, but it can be daunting to sift through that quantity of data to find what really works for music programs. A much easier task is to simply review this latest SBO readers’ survey, in which band directors from around the country shared the tactics that they use to put those extra coins in the band’s coffers.

While one’s fundraising approach must surely vary depending on a school’s community, goals, and character, educators from New York to California, from Puerto Rico to North Dakota boasted some astounding tallies, so take heart and read on for tips that could re-shape your entire year.

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