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Do your staff attend fundraising events?

 

I work for a committee run pre-school and the committee are organising LOTS of weekend fundraising events and expecting the staff to go.

 

I wouldn't mind the occassional thing but feel we do enough 'out of hours' stuff and they have arranged or 3 saturday events in one month!

 

Just wondered what everyone else does.... how they would feel.

 

Many thanks!

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Once in a while is fine - perhaps you could organise a rota so that there is always 1 member of staff, but not everyone is expected to go each time.

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As manager I normally go to and help at all events whereas my staff are all invited and come if they can but no one expects them to attend. Whilst i would be really pleased that I had such an enthusiastic fundraising team I wouldn't be overjoyed at giving up 3 staurdays in a month and would probabaly do what the previous poster said and ensure one staff member was at each

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We ask at interview and would hope that staff would attend at least some of these, seeing as the preschool couldn't run without them.

 

However ... I think 3 in a month is overkill and too much to expect of staff. Often, you make more money by doing a few really focused big events rather than lots of smaller ones.

 

A rota or a set number to attend per year might work.

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I too think too much for anyone to be expected to do.. giving up 3 Saturdays in a row, when we all know how much is done out of hours already unpaid..

 

perhaps they need a reminder that we all have to strike up a good a work/ life balance and to expect staff who work all week to give up a weekend as well does not help with moral or inclination to help out at all..

 

a compromise really needs to be worked out with one member of staff attending each one perhaps..

 

Our committee never expected us to attend any small events, and as a result we often did attend. The only one we were expected to attend was the sponsored walk we did alternate years... but as staff we did organise one event a year, usually something we could do in session time or send home for families to do .

 

Inge

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We are comm run and no they or I as their leader would expect the staff to attend any fund raising event at the weekend. I always attend as leader am not paid and dont feel the comm can expect any other way. I also think incidently that it is expecting alot of your parents to attend and spend money three times in a month either to be honest. :o

Andrea

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I also think incidently that it is expecting alot of your parents to attend and spend money three times in a month either to be honest. :o

Andrea

 

I agree! I always think parents feel under pressure to give to each setting whenever fundraising is mentioned so for parents with more than 1 child and multiple settings it must ba a nightmare!

 

Nona

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This is too much ! As has already been pointed out it is the same group of parents that are being asked for money each time - unless they are trying something more adventurous. I have been fundraising at my school for 5 years now, we are a very samll school, 40 kids, and if we do any more than 2 things per term parents get fed up and takings drop. And there is nothing worse than staff who obviously don't want to be there. This happened at a BBQ last year where the head 'encouraged' all staff to be there and it was a bit awkward at points!

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Thank you so much for your replies!

 

I'm glad it is not just me - committee are making us feel dreadful for not wanting to attend..

 

Have just drafted a letter to let them know about all the extra hours we already put in - including the 15+ hours I spend studying EYFD each week (maybe their conscience will make they pay me.... :o )

 

My 8 year old recently said I care more about my laptop than I do about her.... do I want to give up any more time? NO!

 

Thanks again.

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