I often remember hearing people wish that checks would just show up in their mailbox every day. This was the wishful thinking that would ease the burden on some of the struggles we deal with each day. I’d like to give kudos to those fortunate folks that have been able to realize this kind of dream.

For those of us that are not receiving those checks each day, let’s be less self-serving and apply this notion to your parent teacher association. Wouldn’t it be terrific if checks just started showing up every day in the mailbox of your PTA or PTO. Let’s take it a step further. Wouldn’t it be great if these checks showed up in the mailbox without you having to work at it? Talk about a dream!

Believe it or not, this is possible. Technology is ever evolving and with it comes innovative ways to do everything. This is no different for the ideas that have surfaced in the PTA fundraising ideas world that exists today on the internet. These days, checks don’t arrive in the mailbox. Instead, email notices of electronic deposits into your checking account arrive. That’s right, no trips to the bank to make either.

How does this happen? You may or may not be aware that there is an enormous industry on the internet where commissions are paid just for making referrals. Online merchants of all kinds are gladly paying finder’s fees to those individuals or groups that direct a sale to them. It is the age old business model that includes the middle man. If you can bring together a party that needs something with the party that can fill the need, everyone wins.

How can your parent-teacher association benefit? Your PTA has a multitude of families whose main concern is in the best interests of their children. If you can bring their needs to the parties that can fill their needs, everyone wins again.

It is much easier said than done, however. Earning money requires effort. You can’t expect to run a successful fundraising program if you are not able to make the commitment to work on it every day. Your best bet to benefit from the opportunity is to find a vendor that will run the program for you.


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