. Sports Fundraiser: Get Everything Ready
Deciding on starting a sports fundraiser is really a tough task especially if this is going to be your first time to do so. If you are the kind of person who loves getting everything in their proper places, then you need to know the basics of setting up a good fundraising campaign. I will be discussing just those in this article so be sure to take down notes or better yet bookmark this page so that you can go back to it if you need to later on.
A sports fundraiser, like any other type of fundraising campaign out there starts with plans. But before you do some deep thinking about different strategies, you first need to gather everyone in your team so that you can get some inputs on your goals and objectives. These things need to be agreed upon by everybody. Bear in mind that to get your volunteers pumped up, you must get every single one of them to agree with you’re going to do. To achieve this, you need to show them that they have a say in your campaign and that their comments or suggestions are important to you. Gathering everyone during meetings specifically when you lay down goals and objectives will enable you to get everyone acquainted with each other and properly oriented with the things that you plan on achieving. This will prevent you from having to deal with a lot “what are we going to do?” or “what am I tasked to do?” later on. Be sure to base your goals and objectives on the amount of money that your team needs to raise in the end.
The next step is to choose an ideal fundraiser idea. This also needs to be decided upon by everybody else. In addition, the type of fundraising campaign that you do should be based on the total amount of money that you need to raise. For instance, if you need to raise a huge amount of funds, then you need to pick a fundraising campaign that will allow you to do just that. Good examples of high revenue fundraiser ideas would be cookie dough fundraisers. If you think that one campaign won’t still be enough for you to raise the money that you need, you can try incorporating two unique fundraising ideas and doing them at the same time. For instance, you can hold out a movie night event while setting up a popcorn fundraiser at the same time. This will allow the two campaigns to complement each other and give you higher revenues as a result.
Once you all of you get to decide on the type of campaign that you want to do, you can now find a good fundraising company that can provide you with the supplies that you need as well as sales materials and fundraising services that your campaign requires. A good company is one that offers products that provide high profit margins. If the company of your choice also offers prize programs, it would be a good idea for you to avail those as well.