September brings a familiar beginning to many classrooms, clubs and sports at your school. For many of you, last year’s fundraising experience may have been a difficult one. Whether you lacked participation or didn’t hit your goal, this year you’re making a promise to do better.
It’s one thing to go into the year with a fresh perspective and high hopes. It’s another to make a change that could bring success.
As we start the school year, here are three tips for how you could make this year bigger and better than the year before.
Set a Goal
Clubs and sports know that they need to raise money. But, sometimes they aren’t very clear when they ask for donations what the money will be used for. Announcing a goal makes it easier to raise money. Announcing your team’s goal shows those who donate what the team needs to reach. This helps create buzz and momentum. It also makes it easier for people to want to help you reach your goal.
Have a Kick-Off Party
We know the beginning of the year is hectic, but taking the time to have a kick-off party will be well worth it. The excitement to come together and accomplish a goal can be contagious. You’ll find that everybody wants to be a part of the success – and nobody will want to let the team down. If you haven’t set a goal yet, you can use this party to start the discussion on why you are fundraising. Maybe the team needs a new resource, or there is a trip the team wants to take. No matter what the goal is, when the team gets together to kick off the campaign, the success rate is sure to be higher.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
Technology resources, like EdCo, can be the most important part of your campaign. If you’re still running a fundraiser with paper and in-person donations, then you are missing out on an opportunity for growth. By adding an online tool to your fundraising efforts, you maximize your reach to now include anyone on the internet. EdCo makes fundraising easy with quick pay-out and transferring information from one campaign to the next.
For those of you who already love using EdCo, our upgrades this fall include easier on-boarding for teams and donors. We also added access for corporate donors to match the funds your team raises.
Welcome to the new school year! We know this one will be amazing for your team or club. Make sure your fundraiser can be just as successful as you are!
Contact us to learn more about EdCo and how your school can benefit from our fundraising tools and resources.