What Are Some of the Best Fundraisers for a Booster Club? 

The majority of your booster club volunteers are passionate parents and relatives of student athletes. While these individuals are highly motivated, many of them lack fundraising experience. If you are fairly new to managing a booster club, you may be struggling to come up with ideas as well. 

Before you resort to old-fashioned tactics like selling t-shirts or arranging car washes, consider these three highly productive options: 

  1. Modernize Your Concessions

Chances are that your booster club is already managing the concessions for most, if not all, of the school’s sports teams. But are you making the most of this opportunity? 

There are a few ways you can get more out of this fundraising tool. First and foremost, you need to make sure you can accept a variety of payment methods, including cards and digital wallets. 

Additionally, review your menu and make sure you are serving up items that event attendees actually want to purchase. If you have concerns about your food offerings, hold an online poll to solicit feedback from parents and athletes. 

  1. Host an Online Fundraiser

Online fundraisers are awesome! Or at least they can be. Launching an online fundraiser requires little to no upfront investment and is an easy way to get your students involved in the process. They can share the fundraising link on social media, encourage relatives to donate, and become their team’s best ambassadors.

However, you need to beware of fees. Some online fundraising platforms charge fees as high as 20–40%. Fortunately, BoosterHub is preparing to release a new fundraising feature that you can access as part of our affordable annual software subscription. This feature ensures more money goes where it should — to the student athletes. 

Digital Payments: The Key to Better Fundraising

The key to fundraising success is using digital payment processing and accounting tools. Implementing the right payment software will help you effectively manage online fundraisers, keep track of concessions sales, and collect funds while attending community events.

With that in mind, you should consider investing in dedicated booster club management software for your organization. The best solutions not only facilitate payment processing but also help streamline communication among group members and provide schedule management tools.

Combining great tech with these three fundraising strategies can help you make 2023 your most productive year to date.