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….
Before we go any further, what is an Instagram Reel? An Instagram Reel is a short video that quickly gives a highlight, laugh, how to or instant that your followers can enjoy and engage with. The goal of your booster club Instagram Reels is content that is entertaining, a bit like a Tik Tok videos and just beyond an animated GIF. Confused? We understand, so to put it another way, booster club instagram reels are simply short videos (15 seconds usually) that are designed purely for engaging your followers. It also gives you extra editing capabilities like text and sticker overlays….
Many booster clubs decide that giving out a scholarship is a worthwhile endeavor. And it is- booster club scholarships can give a student a leg-up in the world and relieve financial stress. But are booster club scholarships legal to give out?
Social media has become an important part of our daily lives and there are many different ways to use these platforms. It can help you stay connected with friends and family and it can help you connect with people you may never meet. For businesses it has also become a great tool to engage and get feedback from their customers. Understanding how to engage social media for booster clubs is similar to how many businesses already engage with it….
There is no scientific method to create the right booster club leadership. Nor is there a magic formula that can transform one either. But strategic structuring and planning provides many opportunities to successfully manage a booster club. To best create and maintain a healthy booster club, is to have the right leadership structure in place to guarantee success….
Managing booster clubs is all about effective leadership. You want to make sure that you are leading your booster club in the right direction. This includes making sure that you are on time for meetings, communicating with booster club members and your associated school and the various levels of government. One area you will inevitibly run across is picking your booster club NTEE codes for the IRS. This can be confusing, so we thought we would break down what they are, why they are important and what happens if you do not pick one!
To run a successful booster club, understanding how to maintain the booster club’s and coach’s relationship is critical. When the school, booster club, and coaching staff know their roles, building a winning culture is a realistic goal. However, sometimes a booster club’s and coach’s relationship strains when, for instance, the coach needs to fundraise for new equipment….
Before promoting itself and garnering community support, booster club management needs to identify how the funds it raises will be used and understand what typical items booster clubs pay for. Booster club support is primarily intended for student organizations, with a slight designated portion of revenue being reserved for booster club expenses, including operational costs and supplies. Some clubs are set up district-wide and oversee everything in a district, while others might be organized to specifically manage donations for a substantial project. Ultimately, the superintendent and/or school principal has final authority in matters of what a booster club can purchase. It is important for the club to understand the culture of the school and policies to ensure the organization complies with district regulations….
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….
When looking for a booster club credit card, it is important to find a card that is right for you. Banks offer a lot of credit cards for small businesses. That does not mean every credit card is right for financing your booster club. When running a booster club, there is a lot to take into consideration. A booster club credit card will act as short term bridge funding for things needed to run a successful booster club such as fundraising, supplies, transportation, office supplies, renting out event spaces, catering, among other things. …