Jan 19, 2024 • 3 min read
Too often, it’s on parents and coaches to raise money for their team. But there are ways to make it less of a pain.
Rising costs affect everyone in youth sports. Some families are priced out to begin with. Those who can afford the fees and the gear might not have a lot left over for the nice-to-haves – end-of-year parties, coach gifts or optional tournaments. Clubs and leagues risk losing families and may make cuts to keep registration more affordable. Everyone feels the belt tightening.
That’s where youth sports fundraising comes in.
From car washes to crowdfunding – including TeamSnap’s new direct donation platform, TeamSnap Fundraising, powered by Accelerist – the generosity of family, friends and fans can help individual teams raise money to achieve their goals.
The benefits of being direct
Direct donations make fundraising for youth sports simple and straightforward. Youth sports have a built-in fan base of friends and family. But not everyone can make it to a bake sale, and not every team member has the time and energy to make a silent auction a success.
Online fundraisers reach potential donors far and wide, with just one tap or click. And we all know how modern crowdfunding, powered by social media, can help a direct donation campaign succeed. Research shows that in the average crowdfunding campaign, 15-18% of donations come directly from Facebook alone.
TeamSnap Fundraising makes it easy
Whether you’re creating a new fundraiser or soliciting donations, TeamSnap Fundraising makes it easy.
Does your team need funds to achieve their dreams? Update your app and launch your campaign today!