One thing that is certainly becoming essential is the importance of youth sports to help kids stay in a positive mental space that also creates healthy habits and direction during times of struggle.
Our #1 mission at Sudz Fundraising is to never have affordability be a reason a kid cannot compete at the highest skill level they are capable of. We want to keep kids that want to compete, competing.
As I’m sure you are aware, the costs of travel and club organizations are going through the roof, the needed bucks for travelling to these tournaments are higher than ever, but this remains a very important vehicle for kids to channel energy, and learn teamwork, and other life enhancing skills taught on playing fields, gyms, and courts all across the country.
There is a side of fundraising that isn’t all that pleasant.
Let’s get it out in the open, and expose the white elephant in the room.
When fundraising, you are always up against 3 main obstacles.
Can we agree on one thing?
Fundraising is a necessary evil of most youth sports organizations and school related organizations.
Ok, Now that we are all on the same page, let’s go solve this riddle.
Raising enough money for your team so that you and your parents can…
I am going to show you a blueprint that will make your team $30,000+ in the next 12 months if you follow it to a T. I am going to let you in on a little secret to doing this.
That’s right, just like the little business that it is. Think about it.
What does it take to run a successful business?
You have all of these within your team's fundraising now!
We are going to make this little business model super simple and only focus on the major parts of business (that is all you need).
This business is not seasonal.
There will be something going on nearly every month for this to work. We are going to do this in the most efficient way possible, so no one in the organization is spending more than a couple of hours a month.
Let’s start by breaking the business model down into 3 parts:
Who are we targeting for potential supporters(purchasers) of this product or service we are selling?
Supporter who Purchases product or service
Deliver on expectations and promises made when selling a product or service. Then repeat and ask them for others who would be interested.
Before we get into the tactical game plan here, we need to laser in on WHO we are looking to purchase. We will use the laundry detergent fundraiser as our example, but the steps are the same for any fundraiser you are doing.
When choosing the right fundraisers for your organization it is best to find out these 3 things first.
Set the fundraising dates for each season
|Laundry Detergent-Sudz||July 15th-30th||Each Kid- 15 supporters||$3500|
|Mums Sale||September 1-15th||10 each kid||$1250|
|Laundry Detergent-Sudz||November 15th-30th||Each Kid- 15 new supporters 10 reorders||$8500|
|Raffle||February||$250 each kid||$1500|
|Laundry Detergent-Sudz||March 15th-30th||Each Kid- 15 new supporters 20 reorders||$10,000|
|Cookie Dough||April||Each Kid 20 tubs||$3500|
|Car Wash||May||Use list you have built to announce||$1750|
TIP: Make sure you are talking about how the product helps them, and how it helps your organization when reaching out. Write out appropriate blurbs for each channel you are using to spread the word.
The most important part of this is in Steps 1, 2, and 5.
This is where all of the re-orders, referrals, and community support goes into overdrive.
I know it is tough to try to do any of this when life is already smacking you with pressing things. If you just dedicate a little bit of time to getting this rolling for your team and parents, and break this down into small bite size pieces it will all work out great for your group.
The big key is to get started, stay active and engaged, and be as organized and efficient as possible.
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to raise a ton of money for your organization.