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Financing your season can be daunting. Whether you’re filling in a hole in your budget or building from scratch, our fundraising guide includes strategies and tools to help you secure funding.

Learn to:

Build your budget

Ask for donations

Pitch sponsorships to businesses

Use social media for fundraising

Generate press

Thank supporters

Fundraising Guide

Fundraising Guide for Speech and Debate Teams

Funding Advocacy Letter

Asking your administration to provide financial support for your program? Use the evidence and administrator testimonials in our support letter to make your case.

Fundraising Ideas

Explore tried and true funding ideas from our community, from applying for corporate grants to hosting a Haunted House. Have an idea to share? Please share the details!

Community Support and Program Grants

As a community dedicated to empowering students through speech and debate, we want to to offer support where we can and connect supporters to programs in need. Visit the page to list your needs for community support, apply for an NSDA grant, or to help another school.