Helpful Articles & Resources for Schools & PTA’s
Updated regularly with fundraising advice, FutureFund user guides, and other helpful content.
10 Easy Fundraisers Teachers Can Run To Raise Money
How can your PTA or PTO raise more money while spending less time? Check out these 10 easy fundraising ideas for teachers from the team at Future Fund and learn how to make your next campaign more successful and efficient.
How to Run a Fundraiser Campaign
What should you do to make your PTA or PTO’s next fundraising campaign succeed? Learn all about setting up and executing a fundraising campaign here, with help from the Future Fund team.
20 Fun Field Trip Ideas
Where can you take your students on a field trip to make sure they’ll have fun and learn something? This list from the Future Fund team is full of budget-friendly ideas for field trips your students will love, including everything from geocaching to fish hatcheries!
10 Creative And Low Cost Fundraisers For Teachers
These fundraising ideas are off the beaten path, but they’re guaranteed to interest your students and their families—and they don’t cost much to organize, either! Learn how to host a battle of the bands, a balloon raffle, and more from the Future Fund team.
How to Motivate Students to Support Fundraising Opportunities
How can you motivate students to participate in the fundraising opportunities your PTA or PTO puts on? Try hosting events that students will naturally want to be part of, incentivizing them with prizes, and other ideas from this guide by the Future Fund team.
How to Run a Membership Campaign
What should you do to make your PTA or PTO’s next membership campaign succeed? Learn all about setting up and executing a membership campaign here, with help from the Future Fund team.
How to Run a Pledge Campaign
What should you do to make your PTA or PTO’s next pledge campaign succeed? Learn all about setting up and running a pledge campaign here, with help from the Future Fund team.
10 Fundraisers You Can Run Without Volunteers
Fundraising activities that don’t need too many volunteers are easier to organize and run. Check out this list of ideas from the Future Fund team, including online options like pet photo contests and in-person events like restaurant fundraisers!
How to Run a Purchase Product Fundraising Campaign
How can you make your PTA or PTO’s purchase product fundraiser campaign achieve its goals? Let the team at Future Fund show you how to set up and run a successful campaign, and find out how our free tools can help!
How to Run a Fundraising Dinner
What should you do to make your PTA or PTO’s next fundraising dinner succeed? Find out how to plan and run a fundraising dinner here, with help from the Future Fund team.
What Compliance Means for Your PTA or PTO
How can you make sure your PTA or PTO is compliant with government regulations—and what are the risks of not being compliant? Find out here from the team at FutureFund, along with a breakdown of the different areas you’ll need to pay attention to and tools you can use.
The Risks of Accepting Payments via Venmo (& Similar Apps)
Venmo and other app-based payment systems aren’t always best for PTAs and PTOs trying to raise funds or collect dues. Read on to find out what challenges come with using these products and how FutureFund’s integrated payment processing features can help you avoid them.
13 “A-Thon” Fundraising Ideas for Schools & PTA/PTO Groups
You’ve probably heard of popular “a-thon” type fundraisers like read-a-thons and walk-a-thons. Here’s a list of our favorites.
New Feature: Waivers & Permission Slips!
We have added the ability for you to add waivers or permission slips to individual campaigns....
FutureFund Updated: Improved Reporting Functionality + Quality of Life Features
We have released a new update for FutureFund that improves some reporting functions, enhances...
Giving Tuesday 2022: What PTAs & Schools Need to Know
PTAs and volunteers across the country power their fundraising campaigns with FutureFund. 100% of...
PTA vs PTO: What They Mean, & How They Differ
PTAs, PTOs, and volunteers across the country power their fundraising campaigns with FutureFund....
FutureFund Updated to Make Reporting & Communication Even Easier
We're excited to let you know that we have updated FutureFund with some requested quality-of-life...