Hereford High School
own board game! To commemorate Hereford High's 50th anniversary,
students decided to sell a personalized version of Monopoly that
featured local places, businesses, and families. These sponsors
gave the students enough seed money that they could have 1,000
game sets made, which were then sold through school newsletters,
the local newspaper, and athletic events.
the games has shown a decent profit so far, students hope the
fundraiser will really get into gear at this year's special anniversary
event that will draw alumni back to the school.
costs mean big risks. Having a custom board game made
isn't cheap, so a lot of your fundraising efforts may go
simply to cover your costs. Still, the benefits of something
as unique as a board game may outweigh the problems it pose.
Weigh your options carefully.
research is worth its weight in gold. Before putting
in their order, the students got feedback from the local
community as to whether the board games would be popular.
Try the same thing with your own fundraiser before you spend
any money - without information like that, you're flying
is everything. A commemorative board game probably wouldn't
do very well if there wasn't anything to commemorate. Think
about taking advantage of upcoming school events or holidays.