The My School Color Blog

Our New Online Pledge System?

MSCR is pleased to provide a user-friendly online fundraising platform that makes it fun and effortless to ask for donations. It will significantly increase the overall funds raised during your MSCR program. Each family of your school or group to will follow simple instructions to create a custom donation page and a personalized message. Friends and family receive the customized message by text or email and then simply click on a secure link to make an online donation.… Read More

Why is my Fundraiser failing?

It’s three weeks before your event and you log on your registration website to see how many participants have signed up. You scroll down and see that you only have 28 people signed up online and another 12 paper registrations collected. With only 40 participants signed up, you are a far cry away from the 100 participant minimum for your event.… Read More

Your Typical My School Color Run

What’s that stuff made of anyway?

My School Color Run offers two color components for our events. Knowing that we have participants of all ages, we wanted to make sure our color stations were suitable for everyone. That means instead of the traditional powder station (you know the ones that leaves little to no color on your shirt but the ground looks like it’s having a great time, ya that one), we use liquid spray stations, which is a combination of water and 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade food dyes.… Read More

Registration Pricing

If it’s your first time hosting a My School Color Run you may be wondering how much you should charge for someone to attend your event. There’s a few things to consider when you’re selecting your pricing scale and this simple guide will walk you through it.

The right registration price should reflect the value of your event and help you reach your fundraising goal.… Read More

Attracting Sponsors

A successful fundraiser requires a lot of time and effort to be put into it. One aspect that many tend to miss out on it’s fullest potential, is obtaining sponsorship. Obtaining business sponsors may seem overwhelming and scary at first but the reward is well worth the effort! The good news is, sponsorships give businesses better returns than traditional efforts and advertising.… Read More

Direct Mailers Boost Funds

Technology, while fast, reliable, and effective, can only offer so much. The one thing it can feel like it’s missing is that special touch like the feeling you get when you receive a personalized letter in the mail or a package at your door.

You’re going to have an awesome event and you want people to know about it! Lawn signs can grab the attention of your local audience but a piece of mail directly to their home will make a big impact.… Read More

Motivating Students to Take Action

If you’re going to have any success with a fundraiser motivating students should be one of your main objectives. Here’s a list of 4 ways you can get your student body involved.

1. Lead by example: Are you signed up for your own event? Show your students how much fun it is to be able to host their own My School Color Run at your school.… Read More

Active Fundraisers Gaining Momentum

Out with the old and in with the new. Long gone the days of selling chocolate bars and gift wrap to your neighbors. A new era is upon us and it’s looking like a bright and healthy future for everyone. Active fundraisers like runs and walk-a-thons are popping up all across the nation and there’s no surprise as to why. People want experiences, not things.… Read More

Online Registration Boosts Funds

Online Registration provides a TON of benefits which is why the majority of our events decide to use both paper and online resources to allow participants to sign up for their event.

Here’s 10 reasons why you should consider using an online registration site:

  1. A custom URL make it’s easy to share and promote your event to EVERYONE.
  2. More people are paying by CC and now you’re able to accept those payments hassle free.
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