How To Make Quick Changes To Fundraising Plans In Wet Weather

How To Make Quick Changes To Fundraising Plans In Wet Weather

Fundraising is a vital part of running your school. However, there are times when you might need to make some quick changes to your fundraising plans. There are several reasons for this including:

  • Staff member absences.
  • The weather is too bad for a fundraising event.
  • Supplies haven’t arrived.

So, what are the options when it comes to these problems to ensure that you can host your fundraising event at some point? Here are some options that you can run through.

  1. Move the Fundraising Event Inside

If you can’t have the fundraising event under a school canopy or outside because of the weather, then perhaps you can have the fundraising event inside. A sponsored run around the field can be changed to a sponsored run around the sports hall. Or perhaps you can have some of the stalls from an event fair inside.

Moving inside might require you to limit the event to be smaller as well. However, it can often mean that you can keep the event at the same time. This can prevent those who aren’t close to the school but were coming from being annoyed about the change of plans.

  1. Change The Date

Another option is to change the date of the fundraising event. If you’ve got enough time then this can cause little disruption. And this is a good idea if you’ve not got people coming into the school, so this could be a good option for those who are organising sponsored events like reading, running, etc…

However, if you’ve got a fair on and you’re expecting local businesses to attend as well as others in the community, moving the date can be a more challenging prospect. So you have to consider the options. 

  1. Split The Fundraising

If you’ve not got enough supplies or there is only enough capacity with the changes you can make to do a limited amount of the event, then you could try splitting the event. For instance, a few year groups could do their event one day and others could do the event on another day.

Splitting the event can be a harder option to manage and can cause confusion. However, it can often cause less disruption, especially if you’ve got an emergency plan in place and have pre-warned those who might be attending.


Fundraising is an important activity. Whether you’re saving for a new computer suite, set of books for your library or a school canopy, then having a backup to ensure that your fundraising event can happen regardless of problems is a great idea. What emergency plans do you have? Let us know in the comments below.

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