If your children participate in youth activities, such as hockey, basketball, pee wee football, or little league baseball you’ve most likely fundraised…or it’s in your future. It is inevitable that in order to gain money for equipment, uniforms, or travel expenses parents and players must go door-to-door to raise money by selling food, wrapping paper or even magazine subscriptions. Here is the truth, people are tired of the overpriced catalogs of items that nobody 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 get the extra money for the team’s survival or participation in certain events, they must fundraise.
This type of fundraising does raise 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 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 the 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 sell to strangers.
Safe and trusted sites like http://www.MoveYourMountain.org are leading the revolution and empowering youth sports teams all over the country to engage the power of the crowd. Online fundraisers 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 dangers of knocking on stranger’s doors. Raising money through a free an easy to use platform like Move Your Mountain takes the pressure off the children allowing them to enjoy team sports and focus on the game they love.
Starting an online fundraising campaign is easy to do and FREE to set up!