If your children participate in school clubs and organizations such as band, choir, drama or other extracurricular activities, you’ve most likely fund raised…or it’s in your future. It is inevitable that in order to have money for musical equipment, costumes, or any additional expenses, parents and students must raise money by going door-to-door selling food, coupons, t-shirts, wrapping paper or even magazine subscriptions. Here is the truth: people are tired of the overpriced catalogs of items that no one actually needs, and parents no longer want to spend their weekends washing other people’s cars.
However, fundraising is a necessary evil! The majority of extracurricular activities are underfunded and in order to have money for the group’s survival or participation in certain events, they must fund raise.
This type of fundraising does raise some money for the club or organization, but there are negatives to it. For one, it is a lot of work with not a lot of profit. In most cases the students don’t even get to keep all of what they raise – in fact, they barely even keep half. The other half pays for the product that they had to sell. In addition, fundraising can put children at somewhat of a risk. By going door to door, there is a chance that the children will not know who is on the other side. While most try to go to people they know, some need the money badly enough that they will approach complete strangers.
Safe and trusted sites like www.MoveYourMountain.org are leading the revolution and empowering youth clubs and organizations all over the country to engage the power of the crowd. Online fundraising campaigns give the community a way to learn more about the children and the organization that is raising money. The children have an opportunity to share their love and passion by telling their story. They can explain to their supporters what they are raising money for and why the fundraiser is important to them. This is a great way for your children to demonstrate their commitment to not only their fundraiser, but to their club as well by communicating regularly with club members and supporters. Keeping everyone motivated will help raise even more money.
Online fundraising allows children a safe environment where they can promote their organization(s) and leverage the community without the potential risk of knocking on doors. Raising money through a free and easy to use online platform like Move Your Mountain takes the pressure off the children, allowing them to enjoy their team and focus on doing what they love!
Starting an online fundraising campaign is easy to do and FREE to set up!