ERIC Number: ED274330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
35 Ways to Take a "Byte" out of Software Costs. Fund Raising Ideas from COMPress Customers.
COMPress, Wentworth, NH.
Based on a survey sponsored by COMPress Quarterly of various schools to determine the extent of the problem of lack of funds for purchasing computer software and how schools have coped with the problem, this booklet describes numerous ways to raise funds for software purchases. Nearly 1,000 questionnaires were returned and this booklet was developed from the responses. It is divided into five major areas: (1) "Unabashed Solicitations" presents information on donations, contributions, and company-sponsored software; (2) "Sponsor User-Friendly Fairs & Festivities" includes information on computer fests, bus trips, pancake breakfasts, beauty contests, athletic events, and a computer dating service; (3) "Sell Computer-Related Goods & Services" includes information on selling computer-produced merchandise, souvenirs and blank disks, teaching computer classes, sponsoring a computer camp, recruiting a business professional, renting computer time, providing word processing services, and developing databases; (4) "Offering Mega Services" includes car washes, sporting goods exchange, collecting returnable cans/bottles, selling souvenirs/school equipment/seasonal products, wrapping Christmas gifts and "Rent-a-Claus"; and (5) "Run A Raffle, Auction, or Something-A-Thon" includes selling raffle tickets, hosting an auction, and planning other fundraising events. (DJR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: COMPress, Wentworth, NH.