This is such a great question! First of all, find out from your counselor, a teacher-sponsor, or your activities coordinator what the actual policy is for student fundraising. Get a copy in writing and abide by that policy. You want to make sure that you account for budgets, money, donations, and other in kind gifts the correct way - this is critical.
Start small at first and be successful. It might be that your school or the local university has a program that already exists or you can attend a virtual conference from your current location. See if you can meet regularly at the cafeteria or a local library or whatever is appropriate for your area. Brainstorm events and figure out budgets. Don't spend money that you do not have.
That said, what you might consider doing is start a volunteer event/program to teach/tutor younger kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Maybe start with a book drive for science books. Start with something that doesn't require a budget but creates value. When you accomplish this goal, make it into an article for the school newspaper or school website.
What you are trying to do is build a track record to show how your work contributes value to the community.
Once you have an event or two accomplished, start inviting mentors/speakers to address your club. Network with other professional who can give you advice. Pretty soon, you will be ready to show that your club is a good investment.
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