Fundraising - Planning
Your health. moves. minds. ™ event can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. Tailor it to your school size and schedule! Events can be as simple as lesson plans incorporated into your existing units, or can grow to be community-wide events.
We’ve got you covered with fun resources and tips to make your event impactful and engaging! These tools provide you with everything you need, from getting top-level support to raising funds online and more.
Your Why & How Toolkit
As health and physical educators, we know you see the value and importance in implementing the health. moves. minds.TM program in your school. Now it's time to get your principal/supervisor on board! With so many fundraising options out there and competing priorities, we know it’s sometimes difficult to get buy-in from your administration. We’ve put together tips, suggestions, and benefits to help you when having the conversation with your supervisor.
Getting Started / Schools and Teachers
Not sure how to get registered? View these short, informative tutorial videos to aid you through the process. In addition, the helpful quick start guide will walk you through easy steps to register for and plan your health. moves. minds. event, along with the Event Planning Timeline.
- Returning Team Champion How to Register Tutorial (view in Animoto)
- New Team Champion How to Register Tutorial (view in Animoto)
- New SEL Educator How to Register Tutorial (view in Animoto)
- Event Planning Timeline
Charity Consent Form
Looking to “pay it forward” and allocate 25% of your funds raised to a local charity of your choice? Make sure to complete and submit this form, along with the accompanying ACH Vendor Payment Authorization Form and W9, to SHAPE America no less than 4 weeks prior to your event start date. If the required forms are not completed and submitted as indicated, the school shall receive the full allocation.
Event Power Packet
Our teacher prep guide has event timelines, helpful hacks, communication templates, event ideas and more!
- About SHAPE America
- Event Planning Tips
- Event Planning Timeline
- Communications and Outreach Tools
- Incentive Ideas
- Celebratory Event Ideas
- School and Community-Wide Engagement Ideas
- Teacher FAQs
Parent Quick Start
School Fundraising Event Posters
Celebrate and inspire your Team Member Champions (students) with these download and print posters (11" x 17") for your gym or classroom.
- School Fundraising Event Posters: How-to-Use Guide
- health. moves. minds. Achievement Poster (Grades K-5)
- health. moves. minds. Achievement Poster (Grades 6-12)
- health. moves. minds. Goal Thermometer (Grades K-5)
- health. moves. minds. Goal Thermometer (Grades 6-12)
School Fundraising Event Kick-Off Videos
On Kick-Off Day, add some excitement to the announcement of your health. moves. minds. fundraising event with one of our Kick-Off videos! Use the School Fundraiser version if your event will be focused on raising funds for new PE equipment for your school. Use the Pay It Forward version if you are additionally supporting a charity. Show the video to students during an assembly, during healthy classes or during PE classes!
With the many challenges students are facing, their social and emotional health is of utmost importance. Host a SEL based virtual fundraiser to help keep up school spirit and teach your students the essential skills they need. Get started today!
Virtual Celebratory Events Guide
Keeping students active and engaged is essential to their social-emotional health during times of physical distancing and at-home learning. Try one of these fun virtual celebratory events to keep up school spirit while incorporating essential SEL skills!
Do you DARE to unplug? National Day of Unplugging is March 5th and your school can raise money for your own school and/or a local charity by pledging to "unplug" from your electronic devices for 24 hours starting on March 5th.
Host a Kindness Themed Fundraising Event!
It's cool to be kind! Follow this step-by-step guide to build an easy SEL based fundraising event focusing on teaching kindness and mindfulness to your students whether you are in-school or engaging in distance learning. Help keep up school spirit and teach your students the essential skills they need. Get started today!
It’s not too late to raise funds for your program this year with the health. moves. minds.™ service learning program! Follow this step-by-step guide to complete your event in 5 weeks or less, including easy-to-use lesson plans and ideas you can incorporate into your existing plans.
Q&A Webinar: Holding a Successful health. moves. minds. Event
Check out this interactive discussion on setting up your upcoming health. moves. minds. event! Hear from a panel of health. moves. minds. ambassador teachers from across the nation. Whether you are looking for event ideas or interested in tips for using the fundraising platform, we've got you covered!
Celebratory Events & School-Wide Engagement Ideas
When participating in health. moves. minds., we recommended holding a celebratory event or engaging in school-wide activities. See below for some ideas on what you can do as well as pictures from the health. moves. minds. pilot schools and their events!
Create a Linked Facebook Fundraiser
Social media is KEY to raising lots of awareness and funds. An easy first step is to create a Facebook Fundraiser directly from your fundraising Participant Center! Connecting to your Facebook will ensure all donations are added to your personal fundraising page automatically and gives you access to your largest network!
Choose How You Fundraise Guide
There are two flexible fundraising options when you sign up for the health. moves. minds. program to help you make the biggest impact in your school & community.
Communication & Outreach Tools
The following can be used to explain the health. moves. minds. ™ program to other teachers, administrators, parents, community, etc. This language can also be modified for the school’s team fundraising page and relevant fundraising emails (by adding fundraiser-specific information). Highlighted text would be personalized by each school.
In the Zone Newsletter
This newsletter includes health. moves. minds.® program tips and at-home activities — as well as success stories from teachers who have implemented the program in their school.