Teen Talk

May 24, 2011

By Contributor

How does the number of fundraisers impact their effectiveness?

Issaquah High School

“Think of it this way: Philanthropists will care and donate less if there’s a new fundraiser every few days. Similarly, one well-publicized fundraiser can bring in a lot of money, but only if it’s run every month or so. So if fundraising wants to be successful, it needs to space out its events while well publicizing the fundraisers done.”

Andy Ramstad, senior

“I always try to donate at least a few dollars whatever the cause because I like donating to charity, because I know there will be numerous fundraisers over the year. But I know a lot of my friends would give, but they either don’t have the money or would rather spend the money elsewhere.”

— Zoey Kapusinskie, sophomore


Eastside Catholic High School

“I think that having so many fundraisers and so many causes to donate toward does impact the effectiveness a little, because it’s hard to know which ones to pick and it’s not possible to pick all of them.”

— Nalani Saito, sophomore

“Even though it can get a little overwhelming sometimes, I believe it’s a good thing to have so many ways to help.”

— Shannon Ludeman, junior

 

Liberty High School

“The more fundraisers we have, the more the topic is known. I think it’s important to spread awareness, so the more the better!”

— Katie McGuire, freshman

“Doing a lot of fundraisers is not effective at raising more money, because usually the same people are asked again and again and run out of ‘spare change’ to spend on fundraisers.”

— Ashley Brennan, junior

 

Skyline High School

“I think the number of fundraisers have a huge impact on their effectiveness. Regardless of how much money is actually put in by an individual, I feel like the number of people who actually donate to a specific cause is more important.”

— Kathy Lee, junior

“Much of what was donated to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami crisis was to Japan’s benefit. Fundraisers, such as texting to Red Cross and donating $10, were of much usage to the betterment of Japan.”

— Andy Lin, junior

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