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Fundraising Ideas for Clubs - How FreeFunder Can Help

by John S
Last Updated 08/23/2023
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It's important to come up with excellent club fundraising ideas to help raise money for your cause. Many people prefer using a crowdfunding campaign, and FreeFunder is the platform of choice.

With us at your side, you'll boost your fundraising efforts, and we'll explain some of the top options for your fundraising event.

Raise Money for Clubs and Organizations with One Fundraising Event

If you're looking for an easy fundraising idea, the best thing you can do is go to FreeFunder and set up your fundraising campaign. It's easy to raise money for any situation, such as getting new uniforms, equipment, and team travel expenses paid for your local school.

Community members are often pressed for time, so they may not be able to attend fundraising events in person. However, you can encourage donors to help your cause by simply allowing them to donate easily from wherever they are. You could even use our free Text-To-Donate feature!

FreeFunder has no platform fees, and instead relies on optional donations from contributors in order to operate the platform. This means you keep more of your money! Stripe, the payment processor, charges a payment processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per donation, which is the industry standard for online payment processing and not something FreeFunder has any control over. But with no platform fees, Club fundraising can be simple, quick, and affordable!

Tips for Fundraiser Ideas for Clubs

Raising funds for your club can be daunting, but you don't need particularly fancy or complicated booster club fundraising ideas to raise awareness or get money for your fundraising campaigns. Instead, the most straight-foward fundraising idea, crowdfunding, is an excellent option, and FreeFunder can help. Set up your fundraising page quickly and get more money for less work.

Here are a few tips to help you!

Set Your Goals with a Fundraising Idea

There are lots of fundraising options out there, but you don’t want to make things complicated or have too many methods in use at the same time. So you don't require tons of club fundraiser ideas, such as matching gifts, raffles, or contests, you can simply use peer-to-peer fundraising! There's no entry fee, and you may enjoy fundraising success with ease. Decide how much you want to earn, and keep that in mind for the event!

You won't need a budget because you don't have to purchase anything, such as tickets or donation forms. Everything you need is available on FreeFunder. Plus, the payment processor charges are taken directly from the funds you've generated, so there's no need to pay for anything out of pocket!

Explain the Worthy Cause

To be successful through your crowdfunding campaign, it's crucial to explain why you've created the page. Typically, you want to focus on who you're trying to help, such as a sports organization or particular club. Talk about the fundraising goal you have in mind, which could be raising money for a special trip or to get new equipment.

Promote Your Event

Once you set up your FreeFunder page, you can promote your event in a lot of different ways. Start with the closest family and friends of members of your club, and then expand your reach - maybe check with local businesses! These people want the local community to succeed, and can help you to make that happen.

Ask a local business, such as a bar or restaurant, to put up signs for your crowdfunding campaign. You can also post them in the local park if there's an area to do so. Likewise, you could ask local artists to put the campaign information on their websites, as well!

Spread the Word and Raise Funds

Fundraising club members can share the page and can even track donations back to their own sharing links - you could foster some friendly competition with members of the club all trying to raise the most individually toward the shared goal! You avoid entrance fees, tickets, and other potentially costly supplies by running a shared fundraiser that the whole club can support.

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Other Fundraising Ideas to Pair with FreeFunder's Crowdfunding Campaigns

Looking for more club fundraising ideas? If you have more time and energy, you can start raising money by using any of the easy fundraising ideas below. In fact, you might raise additional funds and encourage people to do more in their communities.

Whether you're raising awareness or helping a school club earn money to go on a trip, fundraising pages paired with an idea below can work wonders:

  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Host a silent auction
  • Set up a simple donation box
  • Obstacle course event
  • Bake sale during the holiday season
  • Raffle for a sporting event to get the best seat in the house later
  • Trip to local farms or local schools
  • Coupon books sold at local grocery stores to solicit donations
  • Yard sale
  • Selling T-shirts you made
  • Shoe drive fundraiser
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Family fun day anywhere
  • Cookie dough fundraiser
  • Start selling food at concession stands to collect money for school clubs

These virtual fundraising ideas are also a great option:

  • Online art classes
  • Virtual 5K marathons
  • Any type of social media challenge
  • Virtual parties
  • Virtual trivia night

Boost your fundraising effort by asking local websites to put up an online donation page. With FreeFunder, a very short snippet of code can be used to place an embedded version of your fundraiser on any website! It's the perfect fundraising idea because you've already done the work and can reach more people through individual donations.

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Why Work with FreeFunder

Regardless of why you're raising money, there are so many ways to do it. However, the best thing you can do is set up crowdfunding campaigns through FreeFunder. If you'd like, you could pair this with some of the other best fundraising ideas we've included to get family members and everyone else involved!

There's no registration fee to set up a crowdfunding page on FreeFunder! Personal crowdfunding happens when you create your fundraising page, describe your need or project, set your goal amount, and share the information with friends and family. They'll make donations and can share it with others who might also be willing and able to support you.

The options are limitless, and our goal is to make life easier. You want to help your club reach its fundraising goals, and the best way to do that is by creating a simple, well-designed fundraising page on FreeFunder. Get started today!

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