Booster clubs play a major role in the support of public school systems (as well as other groups) across the country, but especially when it comes to raising funds. Where local, state, or federal money ends, parents and the tight-knit community of supporters commit to helping bolster the needs and quality of the student experience. There are innumerable ways for clubs to achieve this goal. We’re going to focus on one particularly fun and exciting theme for fundraising: running a booster club Casino Night fundraiser!…
One of the main objectives and for some, pitfalls, of running a booster club is financing activities through fundraising and other means. A popular and controversial method to raise funds is through booster club pay to play.
On the surface, the concept of booster club pay to play may sound like a good option to fundraise and build steady revenue for a booster club, but there is much more to this concept that is far more problematic….
There are many types of fundraising structures to pick from. We are going to focus on a specific grey area type of fundraising called Cooperative Fundraising. Cooperative Fundraising is a practice, employed by some booster clubs, to receive credit for raising funds. This “credit” is often reimbursed in the form of dollars stored in individual accounts controlled by members of the booster club, rather than the club itself….
There is no denying that booster clubs do really important work for local communities and school related activities. Add to that, the fact that they are organized and run by volunteers, it is really amazing what they can accomplish! Even with the best intentions, sometimes it can be confusing what fundraising is acceptable. Or, in other instances, what regulations exist around specific fundraising activities. Our booster club fundraising guidelines give club volunteers insight into how to raise funds for their booster club without making potentially costly mistakes….
As the world adjusts to working and learning online, organizations like booster clubs keep finding creative ways to overcome the hurdles of COVID-19. Luckily, an online bake sale fundraiser is easier than ever to organize in 2021….
Booster Clubs continually are tasked with assisting upgrading and covering the costs of athletic equipment. But where are the best places to go and purchase new equipment? Or even upgrade your current setup? Retailers are great as an option, but may also want to consider going directly to the manufacturer instead. Many retailers are open to working with schools and nonprofits (booster clubs) to give them the best deals. So which manufacturers do this? Where can you get the specific equipment your team needs? Here are a few options that we found to be the most helpful in finding the best sports equipment deals….
Fundraising is a primary booster club focus, yet, despite its importance, it is not an easy feat to accomplish. The primary method to generate revenue is executing efforts such as bake sales, rummage sales, and car washes. These types of events are generally successful but also require plenty of time and resources to cast a wide reach. An equally successful strategy that is often overlooked, is to set your booster club to charge fees….
It’s no secret that Americans are becoming increasingly aware of their health. And over the past couple decades, there’s been a spike in healthy fundraising activities (Think: Turkey trots, fun runs, neighborhood triathlons) to support a number of great causes!
While we’ve previously listed numerous great booster club fundraising activities, such as bake sales and candy drives, we want to share some ideas for healthy fundraising activities. These ideas can even work while socially distancing!…
It’s Giving Tuesday and the start of the holidays! This is always an excellent time for fundraisers. However, this year the pandemic caused by Covid-19 has caused the fundraising landscape to look a bit different. While online fundraising may not sound as fun as passing out candy canes or raffling off Christmas cookies, the monetary results can be just as rewarding. If you’re looking for ways to increase your booster club support this December, why not launch a holiday booster club holiday Facebook fundraiser?…
The Holiday season is one of the best times to fundraise. People are nearing the end of the year and clear on where they stand financially. Also, the holidays can bring a sense of generosity and desire to give to one’s neighbors and community. However, this year everything has been a little different. While the typical fun runs and bake sales may not be safe during Covid-19, there are other ideas for a socially distanced holiday fundraiser. Here’s how your booster club can stay financially afloat despite the difficult circumstances….