If your child participates on a cheer team, you’ve most likely fund raised…or it’s in your future! It is inevitable that in order to have money for uniforms or travel expenses, parents and players must raise money… usually 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 youth sports are underfunded and in order to have money for the team’s survival or participation in certain events, they must fund raise.
This type of fundraising does raise some money for the team, but there are negatives to it. For one, it is a lot of work with not a lot of profit. In most cases the teams don’t even get to keep all of what they raise – in fact, they barely even keep half. The other half of what they raise 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 go to people they know, some need the money badly enough they will approach complete strangers.
Safe and trusted sites like MoveYourMountain.org are leading the revolution and empowering youth sports teams 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 team as well by communicating regularly with team members and supporters. Keeping everyone motivated will help raise even more money.
Online fundraising allows children a safe environment where they can promote their team(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 the game they love!
Starting an online fundraising campaign is easy to do and FREE to set up!