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School Sponsorships Owings Mills High School
Owings Mills, MD

What's the Big Idea?
Recruit local businesses to sponsor your school! Owings Mills High made this offer: for $200, a business could have their name printed on this year's Powder Puff T-shirts, a plaque thanking them for their patronage, a panaramic photo of the senior class, and a mention in graduation programs and the yearbook.

Students on the school fundraising committee were encouraged to get at least one sponsor for their school. For every extra sponsor after that, they received a free ticket to prom. It turned out to be a great success - with roughly 30 sponsorships sold, the school ended up raising over $5,600!

Tips to take to the bank...
Tips to take to the bank... •   Committees are useful. The more people you have to help you come up with ideas and plan your fundraiser, the better things are likely to go. If you don't have many people helping you right now, take some time to do a little recruiting.

•   Give something meaningful in return. The point of a sponsorship is that it's a chance for businesses to give back to the community that supports them, so gifts like photos of the senior class can help show who exactly they're helping out.

•   Incentives work. Think about free or cheap ways to reward students who do a good job - it's likely to encourage people to do an even better job than they would normally.

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