“We are fundraising again!”, shouted a parent from the last team meeting. Does this sound like your group? 

Starting a youth sport fundraiser is a necessary evil but with the right plan and a few tips you can help your parents stay a little more inspired to do this again.

1. Pick a fundraiser everyone likes

You are ultimately looking for something creative, something that gives your supporters value, and something your group can make the most money that will help you raise the most money for your youth sport fundraiser.

2. Set goals and incentives for your youth sport fundraiser

Kids sales goals and parents sales goals. Have fun with it. Whoever sells the fewest owes everyone donuts, or whoever sells the most gets to pick the pizza party location. Whatever works for your dynamic. 

3. Get everyone involved - including the kids!

You can teach valuable life lessons in marketing, networking, strategic thinking, sales, developing a sales pitch and followup strategy. Think of it like Junior Achievement or the Lemonade Day. This is a young entrepreneur sand box.

4. Communicate your "Why?"

Communicate to the potential customer what your youth sport fundraiser helps do for the organization or team. Ex. equipment, tournament entry fees, uniforms, etc. 

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5. Explain the value to you and to them. 

After you let them know how the youth sport fundriaser benefits you and your team, let your customer know what kind of value they get by purchasing your product.

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