As a school administrator, you know that raising money for your school’s athletic facilities is one of the most crucial aspects of the entire process. A great deal of effort and planning goes into coordinating marketing and fundraising campaigns. To successful gain the money you need to bring the branding and design vision to life in your athletic facilities, you need to create a budget and a plan to tie in any donation and sponsor money you may acquire with fundraising money to pay for all your expenses, as well as branding. Here, our team at SportsGraphics will discuss the best ways to raise money for your branding goals.
Crowdfunding is a great way to bring your fundraising to a new level. There are a variety of established, reputable online platforms that are popular ways to raise money. Some of these platforms include:
Each of the above platforms works specifically with sports organizations to help them with their causes and fundraising efforts. Additionally, simply choosing a fundraising platform is not enough. You need to have a driving force behind your campaign. While fans of your team or organization are likely to be interested in making a donation to your fundraising campaign, others may not be. Because of that, it’s crucial to tell the story behind your fundraiser. Why are you raising money? By telling your story and gaining human interest, you can attract people who have never heard of your organization, as well as opposing fans.
Additionally, there are a variety of other ways that will increase your likelihood of gaining donations for your branding needs. First, you should set a goal. If you don’t have a goal publicly announced, people won’t know how much to donate, and they may not donate at all. Another way to gain attention is to include visuals with your donation. Finally, you should broadcast your campaign on every single platform possible, and consider giving back perks or ‘thank yous’ to people who donate.
Gaining sponsorships is one of the most important aspects of any campaign. Many organizations focus so much on getting the word out for their fundraiser that they ignore the fact they can ask profitable businesses to back them. Sponsorships are crucial, and more often than not, local businesses are happy to provide you with support. Here are some things to keep in mind when seeking different sponsors:
● Be able to tell your story
● Do your research to learn who is more likely to help
● Learn how to pitch your story to gain interest
● Ignore your fear and ask the biggest businesses for their support
● Take rejection in stride and continue onto the next prospective partner
Another great way to get the community involved with your fundraiser is to host a campaign event. This is a great way to bring the community together, and a sure-fire way to bring in donations for your cause. Some common fundraising events include:
● Bake sales
● Car washes
● Talent shows
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If you are looking to add branding and protective products to your athletic facilities, contact SportsGraphics today. Our team of proven professionals will help you get the look you desire, so you can create the best possible atmosphere for your athletes and fans. To learn more about our services or to speak with an expert today, give us a call at 800-257-6405 or message us on our contact page today.