07 Sep Ditch the Candy Sale, and Host Chromebook Case Fundraisers for Schools
Before launching an expensive Chromebook rollout in your district, consider the benefits of using a case fundraiser to reduce the cost of your one-to-one program.
Districts pursuing Chromebook programs face the annual balancing act of finding adequate funds to support massive deployment. While some districts generate substantial funds from taxpayer dollars, many administrators prefer to seek private and government grants to decrease financial burdens on the local community. No matter how districts plan to pay, they have to decide how to allocate funds to peripheral costs, such as network infrastructure, insurance and protective gear.
For financial reasons, some districts choose not to cover the cost of Chromebook cases. While administrators may procure deals with recommended retailers, the task of choosing the best Chromebook cases ultimately falls to parents. In other scenarios, districts require parents to buy a pre-approved case, and administrators facilitate the transaction. Following the model of age-old school fundraisers, innovative case designer and manufacturer, Volume Cases, is partnering with schools to offer profitable options for outfitting Chromebooks.
Volume Cases gives districts the opportunity to earn a portion of the profits from selling cases to students and teachers. The company simplifies every step of the process, allowing district administrators to view samples, choose the cases, and customize them with logos and school colors. This budget-friendly fundraising plan offers key benefits:
- A qualified technology administrator can get a firsthand look at case samples and choose the design features most suited to the student body, such as shoulder straps or charger storage.
- The district is able to oversee distribution to as many students and teachers as possible, ensuring that the majority of protective gear meets the desired standards.
- Parents who don’t feel knowledgeable enough to compare cases on their own have the convenient option of buying a district-approved product.
- District administrators earn funding they can reinvest in future one-to-one deployments.
District staff won’t have to worry about managing the transactions, since Volume Cases handles all of the ordering and purchasing operations. The company sets up a custom product page to make it easy for parents and teachers to place orders on their own time. A temporary storefront also allows customers to make inquiries directly to the company if they need more information before committing to a purchase.
While traditional fundraisers still have a valuable role in schools, the option to use Chromebook accessories to generate district profits is just another example of how mobile devices are expanding educational environments in leaps and bounds.
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