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Who Should Pay for Your High School Reunion: Financing Tips and Solutions

April 24, 2023

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Who Should Pay for Your High School Reunion?

Planning a high school reunion can be a daunting task. One of the biggest challenges is determining who should foot the bill for the event. With so many expenses to consider, it's important to find a fair and effective way to collect funds from classmates. In this blog post, we'll explore different approaches to financing your high school reunion and offer practical solutions to ensure a successful event.

By the end of this post, you'll learn:

  • How to fundraise for your high school reunion
  • How to secure sponsorships and donations
  • Alternative ways to share the financial responsibility

How To: Financing Your High School Reunion

Planning a high school reunion involves careful consideration of how to finance the event. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process:

1. Set a Budget

Before you start collecting funds, determine how much money you'll need for the reunion. Consider expenses such as venue rental, catering, decorations, and entertainment. Create a detailed budget to guide your fundraising efforts.

2. Fundraise with Switch

Switch is a mobile payment platform designed to make collecting and sharing money easy. Create a pitch on Switch specifically for your high school reunion. This allows you to request funds from classmates and track who has paid. Switch's transparent and socially accountable features ensure everyone stays informed and accountable for their contributions.

3. Secure Sponsorships and Donations

Reach out to local businesses, alumni, and community members for potential sponsorships or donations. Offer advertising opportunities at the event in exchange for financial support. Make sure to highlight the benefits of sponsoring your high school reunion, such as exposure to a large group of potential customers.

4. Explore Group Discounts

When making purchases for the reunion, look for group discounts or special rates. Many vendors offer reduced prices when booking for a large group. Take advantage of these opportunities to save money.

5. Share Costs Equally

Consider splitting the costs evenly among all attendees. This approach ensures that everyone contributes their fair share. You can use Switch to collect payments and keep track of who has paid.

6. Organize Fundraising Events

Host fundraising events leading up to the reunion to generate additional funds. Consider organizing a raffle, bake sale, or auction. These events not only raise money but also create excitement and anticipation for the reunion.

7. Use Social Media

Utilize social media platforms to spread the word about your high school reunion and encourage classmates to contribute financially. Create a Facebook event and share regular updates on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Engage with your alumni network to build excitement and encourage participation.

Say Goodbye to Financial Stress and Enjoy Your High School Reunion

Planning a high school reunion can be challenging, especially when it comes to financing the event. By following these steps and utilizing Switch's features, you can effectively manage the financial aspect of your reunion, ensuring a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees.

Make the most of your high school reunion with Switch

  • Fundraise easily with Switch's pitch feature
  • Track payments and contributions transparently
  • Enjoy the benefits of shared social accountability

Switch simplifies the process of collecting and managing funds, allowing you to focus on creating incredible experiences and strengthening relationships. Say goodbye to the stress and awkwardness of splitting reunion expenses and enjoy reconnecting with your high school friends in style.

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