What to Look for: Sports Program Fundraising in 2019 and Beyond
Fundraising for an entire program is no simple task. You must manage a lot of different directors, coaches, and players. A lot of times, it’s not even one large fundraiser, but a handful of separate teams all fundraising under the same program.
Do you find yourself in that situation? Here are a few areas to look out for when deciding on what fundraising platform you should use for your entire program:
Ease of Use
Fundraising is important, but you don’t want to waste extra time having to deal with those efforts. You want to be able to get back to other priorities and responsibilities you have. As a result, you need a fundraising platform that is extremely easy to use.
Fundraising doesn’t need to be overcomplicated. Sometimes old ways, like trying to sell candy or canning, can get complicated and are time-consuming. Look for a tool that cuts out that hassle and focuses on easily raising money.
When you are managing a large program or department, there are many participants and moving parts to your fundraisers. Make sure the tool or platform you choose is not only easy to use, but highly accountable and transparent.
You should be able to see everyone involved in the fundraiser, from the players to the coaches, to the donors. The right tool should also tell you exactly how much each player has raised and who donated to them and when.
This speaks for itself. With old school fundraising efforts, there is a lot of grey area with handling cash and passing off from person to person. Make sure you look for a tool that is fully secure with your money.
Eliminate having to handle cash. Provide the ability for direct donations straight to where you need them.
Out with the Old
Each of those above points has one thing in common—Mobile fundraising. It’s 2019, enough with going door to door or canning. Those types of fundraising efforts are no longer as effective. Think mobile.
Find the right mobile fundraising platform, like SportCoups, that provides security, complete transparency, and is extremely easy to use.