How you can help
Our work is made possible by supporters like you – people who believe in equality of opportunity in school education.
Well-organised alumni networks can have a transformative impact on public school students, their schools and our nation’s state school system.
Your support will help us reach more students and more schools.
Become an Ourschool friend in ways that suit you best, from following us on our socials, subscribing to our newsletter, becoming a partner, or by donating to help us deliver our service.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we take great care to be financially responsible and sustainable.
The modest annual subscription fees our partner schools pay to receive our service don’t cover all of our operating costs. That’s why we rely on the goodwill of our supporters to help us achieve our goals.
Every little bit helps. Here are some ways you might wish to help us:
A one-off donation*
Whatever you can afford — even if it’s just $5 — will help us continue our work. It takes only two minutes to fill out our donation form.
Become a regular donor
A monthly donation gives us extra funding certainty, helping us plan for the future and make improvements to our service. It’s easy to set up, start and even stop if you wish to. If you choose to make a monthly donation, our payment platform will automatically debit your chosen amount on the same day of each month. So, if your first donation was made on 6 May, the second donation will occur on 6 June.
* Transparency note: Donations to Ourschool are NOT tax deductible. That’s because we don’t yet have DGR1 capability, the category under Australian Tax Office rules that allows some charities to receive tax-deductible donations. Nevertheless, we’re a registered education charity with the ACNC and we’d love your support!
Become an employer partner
We’d love your company to consider becoming an Ourschool employer partner.
Our funding partners help to power our work.
Sponsor an alumni program at a school
You or a group of school friends could kickstart our program at your old high school by contributing some seed funding. Or consider providing a seed grant to start our program at a particular school that you care about.
A gift in your Will – leave your legacy
Leaving a gift in your Will to Ourschool is a powerful way to help us deliver our program and strengthen our nation’s public school system for generations to come.