Join our network of non-profits, companies and individuals who believe social change can happen through design.

Become A Member

Odessa Mattera

Winston Salem, NC, United States

Public Relations

Member since November 11, 2010

  • In the current economic climate, many schools are having difficulty in having sufficient funds to operate as they previously did. Unfortunately, as a result, favorite programs and many sports activities have had to be discontinued. Concerned parents and others have come forth with the idea of school fundraising.

    Fundraising for schools is not new. However, in past years, just a few dollars were needed for something such as a trip and money was raised by a cake sale or some other activity. Unfortunately, that will not work today. A great deal more money is needed and it is needed quickly.

    When trying to raise money, on a large scale, there are certain techniques that must be used if it is to be successful. The entire community must respond for an event to be raise money. That means that just sending home a note with a child and putting up a few posters at the school will not work. The first thing that must be decided is what the money is for. In today's situation that can be a pretty big project, such as reinstating the sports program.

    No one can do something like this alone so it is necessary to gather people who are interested in a project and form a team. That team should not just be schoolteachers and parents. Some important people in the community should also be invited to participate, as their influence will often make a huge difference in something being successful. Such a person as a mayor, police chief, company president or someone similar will help make any event ...

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design