My sports club needs to raise money for new equipment. We’ve been brainstorming ideas for fundraising events, but nothing has really panned out. Do the experts have any fundraising ideas that are both creative and easy to plan?
There are so many different types of fundraising events and ways to raise money for sports clubs. But not every fundraiser will work well for every sports club or community.
It’s important to have a good understanding of the community as well as your fellow club members. Everyone needs to be on board and enthusiastic about the event. Otherwise, it could be a flop.
One event that works well virtually everywhere is the classic raffle night. To make this event happen, you’ll need to work with local businesses and have them donate something to the raffle. Businesses benefit from the event because it promotes their brand and products/services. You’ll need to choose a date and location for the event. Next, you’ll need to encourage the community to buy raffle tickets. You’ll need a plan for refreshments or whatever else you want to have at the event, and you’ll need to find effective ways to advertise the event to the community.
Another way to raise money is to invest in a digital scoring table that allows for advertisements. Local businesses can purchase advertising space during games, which helps raise funds for the club. While this will require an investment, the sale of advertisements will allow for a continual stream of income.
If you’re up for the challenge, you can host a craft fair. Selling crafts from local artists is a great way to promote their work while raising funds for your club. You have a few options here. You can either ask artists to donate items that the club will then sell to the community, or you can set up tents and tables and have artists pay a fee to set up at the event. They sell their own goods while you fundraise. You can further raise money by hosting a raffle event and selling merchandise.
If you’re looking for an event that gets the community involved, you can try a cookbook fundraiser. The goal is to ask locals and businesses to donate recipes for the book, which will be unique to the local area. Once you’ve gathered the recipes, you can create a unique cookbook that you can sell back to the community. There are many online services, such as Create My Cookbook, that you can use to create the book. You’ll need to decide if you want to include photos of the recipes and whether you’ll need to hire a photographer for this task.
Another simple option is to host a used book sale. Ask for book donations from the local library and the community. Next, choose a date and location for the sale. Community centers, schools and churches are great venues for this type of event. Finally, display and sell the books. You can also have a raffle at the event and sell merchandise.