Whether at the recreational or high school level, running a
sports program requires two things: athletes and money. Luckily, there are
usually willing participants, if you know where to look. However, finding the
funding to keep your athletics program running, and growing, can be a sticking
point. The problem with many top fundraising ideas is that they simply do not
bring in the level of profit that you may need or want. Before you sign up for
yet another candy or cookie dough sale, consider these fundraising simple tips
your fundraising profitability.
- According to Everyday Hero, women make 64% of donations.
Therefore, you may experience more success by choosing fundraising drives
that are female-friendly.
- With a focus on health and more concern about
where our food is coming from, it can be harder to sell products like
candy or cookie dough than it was even a few years ago. Trying a different
type of fundraiser or using another fundraiser in conjunction with your
tried and true sale may be a good alternative.
- Door-to-door isn’t often a fundraising
strategy that works for many families. The truth is, most of the
fundraising is done by the parents of the young athletes through social
media and other forms of contact. In many cases, it is easier for a parent
to solicit donations outright, or collect for a larger product than it is
to sell candy or other small items. This is another big consideration.
- Getting the community
involved is key. Especially when it comes to high school level athletics,
getting the entire community participating in a fundraiser can be the best
way to assure success. If you can, find a fundraising program that will
inspire more than just parental involvement.
The best fundraising ideas for sports teams and organizations
will vary depending on the particular needs of the group. However, one option
you should consider is Fundraising Brick.
We would love to help you put together a campaign that is both
profitable and a unique way to create a treasured commemoration of the athletes
and those who support them. Call us at 855-958-0516 or download our
fundraising packet today.