Thursday, March 22, 2012

Booster Club Fundraising for Free

Booster Club Fundraising for Free by Corbin Reynolds


Booster club fundraising has become incredibly important over the past few years due to the lack of funding from schools. Many of these organizations have been forced to deal with funding efforts completely on their own. This has caused many to experiment with various booster club fundraising ideas to find the greatest success.
When considering an effective fundraising idea, many events come to mind. Fundraising sales for cookie dough, candles, scratch cards, chocolate and more have always been common, but sales have been less effective in recent years. Supporters are not able to purchase goods to support their local booster club as in the past, due to the struggling economy, causing fundraising ideas to change.
School organizations are replacing their scratch card fundraising efforts with new online campaigns. Raising money via the Internet has shown to be an incredibly profitable fundraiser over the past few years, not to mention incredibly easy. Each time someone makes a purchase online, they have the option of donating a percent of the purchase to a nonprofit organization. This is incredibly easy. People can shop, and support their favorite organization without spending more than they already do.
Another great aspect of online fundraising is that it is completely free to sign up for. Booster clubs and other school organizations can simply fill out a free registration form and start earning immediately. With a system like this, profit margins are at an astounding 100% unlike cookie dough fundraising and product sales.
Booster clubs using online fundraising have already seen huge success. Some clubs are earning an average of $20 per person in the first week's time. With earnings like these, many fundraisers have been completely moved online. If you're interested in an effective booster club fundraising idea, be sure to look into online fundraising and get started earning for your organization today.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fundraiser Ideas

3 Fundraiser Ideas You'd Never Think Of... by Overcome Everything Inc. - Josh Burns


When you're coming up with fundraiser ideas, what comes to mind?
If you're like 99% of the people out there, you're thinking bake sales, canvassing neighborhoods, and other difficult, low reward strategies...
But in the next few years, some new fundraiser ideas will be sweeping the social landscape, and it's in your best interest to dive in now.
One of the most powerful fundraiser ideas I've ever come across is something you may have heard of... it's called crowdfunding, and of all the fundraiser ideas out there, it's one of the easiest to pull off - plus, it's got incredible potential for meeting or exceeding your fundraising goals.
Here are some examples of fundraiser ideas that have been successfully funded with crowdfunding:
Fundraiser ideas example #1: Tellman Knudson, a very successful online business owner (and he's also my employer, by the way) tested out one of his fundraiser ideas on a crowdfunding site and raised $6,911.01 to help fund a documentary about his barefoot trek across country for youth homelessness.
Fundraiser ideas example #2: Some college aged software designers had some fundraiser ideas for getting enough cash to take time off for the summer to create a new kind of social network...
They raised over $200,000, which was about $190,000 more than they asked for.
Fundraiser ideas example #3: Eric Schwabel, a photographer from Venice Beach California decided to raise some dough to make a "human light suit" so he could get high quality photographs at Burning Man 2010. All told he pulled in $2,358 of his $2,100 goal.
So, how is it that all these people are able to raise such incredible sums of cash so quickly online? Well, it all boils down to the crowdfunding efforts they used to make their fundraising ideas a reality.
Crowdfunding works by using the Internet and social media to reach out to potential donors online, rather than having to go door to door or hope for the best with a bake sale. The "old-school" fundraiser ideas still work, but compared to crowdfunding they're difficult, time consuming, and ultimately risky.
If your fundraiser ideas don't work on one of the crowdfunding sites, you'll be out about 90 minutes worth of work and as much as $50.00. If they do work, you could end up making far more than you intended through the power that crowdfunding and the Internet can put behind your fundraiser ideas.
To learn more about crowdfunding, hit the next page, and sign in to grab a free audio that goes into detail about this new and exciting way of making your fundraiser ideas take wing and soar: