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Fundraising Tips from Real-Life Teachers

Feb 26, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Jenni LaMont

Found yourself trying to figure out how to pay for resources your class could really use again? Teachers Pay Teachers is such a great resource – for lesson planning, teaching, supplements, and more. It’s also a great resource to help fund the purchases of anything offered on TpT. We found this blog from Teachers Pay Teachers with Tips from 4 Teachers on How to Fundraise for TpT ClassFund™ and summarized the most basic ideas shared in it.

Use a TpT ClassFund

Setting up a TpT ClassFund is simple. Set your page up, spread the word, then purchase the TpT resources you need. It takes less than 10 minutes and you can use the funds when you need it. 100% of every contribution goes to you.

Help Us Learn blog graphicUse your passion

You’re not fundraising for yourself. You’re fundraising for your students. Always keep that in mind. You've found resources that you obviously know will help your students; their success may depend on it! Let potential donors know exactly how it will help your class, and be passionate about it.

Share, share, share!

Post the link to your ClassFund EVERYWHERE. Use hashtags. Try to reach as many people as you can. Use every social platform you can think of. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, your local newspaper, groups, or school newsletters – be consistent and creative.

Find out how to reach your community

You never know who is willing to help. Where do potential donors get their news from? Do they read the local newspaper? Are they active on large community groups on social media? Find out where to reach them the best, and use it to your advantage.

Just do it

This may seem like a sports apparel slogan, but it’s true … start your fundraising efforts and start BIG. Get your needs out there, after all – they aren't your needs, they are the needs of your students.


If you’d like to learn more about what TpT had to say about fundraising for your TpT ClassFun, read the full blog here.


Topics: STEM Curriculum Resources, STEM Grants and Funding, STEM Education Tools, Education Technology

Jenni LaMont

Written by Jenni LaMont