Fundraising Stories

Social Sarah: Learn More About The Gift of Education!

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Have you heard about the Gift of Education? Our most successful fundraising tool, the Gift of Education, helps thousands of students each year raise funds for their trips. Last year, students raised over $2 million dollars! 100% of all money raised goes directly toward offsetting…

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How To Send a Gift of Education e-Card

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WorldStrides is committed to giving every student the opportunity to travel with us to amazing destinations. We offer several fundraising and financial assistance tools to help students make their trip a reality, including our most successful fundraising tool, the Gift of Education e-cards! Gift of Education…

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Fundraising Ideas From Our Program Leaders

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Fundraising is a great way for groups to offset trip costs and allow more students to the opportunity to travel. We’re always looking for new and creative ways to raise funds to share with our program leaders, parents, and students. We recently asked our program leaders to…

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5 Tips For Choosing A Fundraiser For Your Trip

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Many groups that travel with us choose to hold fundraisers to offset trip costs and allow as many students as possible to experience the benefits and excitement of educational travel. Some of the unique fundraising opportunities we’ve heard of lately have included benefit performances, face…

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Fundraising (Part 2)

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If you read the first part of this blog, Fun-d-raising (Part 1), then you know I view fundraising as more than raising funds. The key points I covered were: raising funds (obviously!) personal growth in responsibility, organization, entrepreneurship, and self-respect communication to the community about…

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Fundraising – Part 1

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As a former teacher (who expended a lot of fundraising efforts with my classes) I often find myself discussing fundraising. And, lately, I have been reflecting on it a lot. Of course fundraising has the goal of raising funds—it’s built into the name. But it…

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WorldStrides’ Recipe For Success Helps Re-Start Travel Program

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Years ago, an Alabama high school teacher led a student travel program for her students. When she left the school, the trip ended and several teachers struggled to reorganize a program. That is, until Program Leader Michaela Young introduced a new idea: a WorldStrides DiscoverNow!…

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WorldStrides Helping Hands Scholarships Fund Trips for 40 Deserving Students

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Though her mother’s diagnosis of a rare form of lung cancer has put tremendous financial strain on the family, an eighth grader from Minnesota will be joining her classmates on their class trip to Washington, D.C., after all, thanks to a full scholarship from Helping…

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Fundraising for Educational Travel Tours – Silent Auctions

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Whether your students are helping their parents with the cost of their trip or saving money for souvenirs, fundraisers are a quick and easy way for students to generate money for an educational tour. Each week in April I’ll be sharing a new idea that will…

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Fundraising for Educational Travel Tours – Sell Stock in the Tour

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Whether your students are helping their parents with the cost of their trip or saving money for souvenirs, fundraisers are a quick and easy way for students to generate money for an educational tour. Each week in April I’ll be sharing a new idea that…

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