What Was Your Best Fundraising Project?
We all HATE fundraising don’t we? I’ve run two large organizations and my kids participate in a variety of activities that have fundraising projects, we all hate them.
When I was at the AYF and Pop Warner National Championships, I interviewed over 70 coaches and asked them what the 3 biggest obstacles they had to overcome that season. Over 90% of the coaches answered fundraising. Not only do teams that are traveling have to fundraise in order to be able to travel, most youth football organizations have to fundraise to stay afloat.
What were your best and worst fundraisers?
Coaches and league organizers need to know which ones were big hits and which ones were bombs. I know from personal experience from doing everything from candy sales, raffles, golf tournaments, fireworks stands, getting grants and doing auctions, which were worth our time and which ones just weren’t worth the effort.
We are going to take the 3 best ideas and the 3 worst ideas from you and share them with our audience. Those that contributed those ideas will win $100 in Books or DVDs or Clinic seats from Winning Youth Football. Your entry must be in by February 1st to qualify. Let us know how much money you made, how much time it took and how many kids were involved. Give us a little detail on how the fundraiser worked or failed and why you thought is was good or bad. Please include the company name as well, if you used a vendor. If you are like me, you love seeing people succeed but just like on American Idol most of us have a hard time looking away when someone really bombs too, so send us your failures as well.
When you are coaching youth football unfortunately that means sometimes you have to suffer through fundraising. Please share your experiences so we can all benefit from it. Send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org