Dec 20, 2023 • 3 min read
Here’s a list of 4 best practices for holiday fundraising in youth sports, from TeamSnap for Business.
Ahh, the magic of the holiday season. While this is an important time to spend with family and loved ones, it also presents a unique opportunity for youth sports clubs and leagues everywhere. Holiday fundraising is an important time of the youth sports yearly calendar and teams are looking to raise meaningful funds for a wide variety of rising costs.
TeamSnap for Business understands the unique challenges faced by youth sports teams and the importance of community support. Below is a list of fun holiday fundraising ideas including the 4 best pratices for raising funds during this time of year. Let’s make this holiday season a winning one for your youth sports organization!
Set clear goals
Like any structured organizational event, setting clear goals is an easy way to track your performance. Understand that we should always set contingency plans, but give yourself a few key parameters around your holiday fundraising events. That includes items like the amount of money raised, hours spend planning the event, goals around marketing actions, and much more.
Involve the athletes
The faces of your organization are key to a successful holiday fundraising campaign. Not only are the athletes willing to help out however they can, but they are important advocates for why the funding matters. Whether it’s a bake sale or fun run, the athletes will have a blast helping out and building some great team camaraderie.
Share your “why”
It’s much easier to capture the attention of potential fundraising partners and supporters when they know what they’re supporting. Let your audience know what the fundraiser is trying to accomplish. New uniforms and equipment? A scholarship fund? Travel costs for the upcoming tournament?
Host fun and inclusive events
It’s important to remember what your families and communities are interested during this time of year: laid back fun with family, friends, and loved ones! Make sure you add an element of fun to each event. Adding inclusivity to the different holidays and events celebrated by everyone in your community during this time of year will also make the entire community feel more involved and passionate about your event.