7 Helpful Tips to Planning Your Next Music Trip

Planning your next big music adventure can seem like a daunting task. Frankly, the thought of transporting hundreds of students and their instruments can be a little overwhelming. Yet, in spite of the challenges and possible pitfalls, you recognize the immense value in offering your students the chance to be inspired outside of the classroom and to grow alongside their peers. To perform in prestigious venues, immerse in new cultures, and envision musical careers. Putting…

7 Ways to Get Your Community’s Support

A collaborative partnership between parents, families, educators and communities is how you ensure that all students, from pre-K- to high school, have the support and resources they need to succeed in school and beyond. You’ll need widespread support to raise the necessary funds for your group. How do you go about getting the community to buy into your fundraiser? Here are a few tips from the experts. Most individuals just aren’t aware of how much…

Boost Your Next Fundraiser Profit with Online Orders

Online shopping has become a social norm in our society. 51% of Americans prefer online shopping vs. traditional. Although that is only 1 in 2 of Americans in the last year, the real statistic that should have your attention is the 23% increase of online purchases over last year. We are living in a digital era where consumers prefer convenience over all else. The way we fundraise is even changing as more and more groups…

New Products Hitting the Market this Fall!

School fundraising has become a necessary evil as all Teachers and/even Coaches have to endure this year over year. Trust us we know your pain as we were founded by an educator who realized you can’t run away from fundraising. More and more groups are fundraising each year, so it’s important to have the right variety of products to spark your community’s interest year after year. Partner with someone who knows how to raise the…

Social Media In The Classroom

Digital Ecosystem Today’s society consists around social media as almost the entire world population has a smartphone or some type of access to the internet. Many would argue that we’re living in a digital world constantly surrounded by distractions. Although these distractions are attributed to the constant “bad habit” of checking our social news feed, it’s a bad habit our society isn’t going to shake. Social Media is apart of our world.   “If You…

Dan’s Fundraising Story

Sometimes a little storytelling in the classroom brings a lesson to life. Here, we’re sharing one that helps illustrate why we do what we do. We were lucky enough to chat with one of our customers about his experience from a first-person perspective on the impact fundraising has had for his students. Dan Hofmann is a music teacher in Gurney, IL. Of the 328 kids in his school, almost one-third of them participate in one…

Don’t Go at it Alone

Tony Stark has Pepper Potts.  Ozzy has Sharon.  Elvis had Colonel Tom Parker.  Most of the time, the greats just don’t do it alone. There’s a manager for the distractions, a partner in crime, a coach with advice as you need it, or a great friend that has your back and makes sure the details don’t get in the way of the task at hand. Think about the friend who tells you when you’re dating someone…

Century Resources: Founded With Music in Mind!

A music teacher’s life can be one of isolation. Okay, maybe that’s dramatic. But, the music department is an island…one that feels like it’s suffering erosion on its shores on a constant basis. Curriculum is different from the academic subjects, and the departments run much differently. We can honestly say, we get it. Century Resources has been working with music teachers like you for almost 40 years. As a matter of fact, we were founded…

Don’t Dread Delivery Day!

It’s coming! Delivery day.   Once the fundraiser is underway, the panic starts to trickle in. The organizing, the chaos, the confusion…the time. Even if you have a great kick-off, a sneaking sense of dread tends to creep in as the the order arrival gets closer. But there’s no need to worry There are a few things you can do to reduce the pain. Actually, you can practically eliminate the stress entirely with the right…

Awards Students are Excited About

Hey kids, I’ve picked out a great fundraiser for us this year! Pause. <Collective groan> If this is the scenario playing out in your dreams prior to announcing this year’s fundraiser with your music students, let’s step back for a moment. For most, if not all of your students, this isn’t their first fundraiser. Which means they may be coming in with certain expectations. Some may have put in great efforts in the past to…