How to raise money for sports


Sports teams and organizations of all types can host a shoe drive fundraiser to help cover their expenses. We’ve created a list of winning fundraising ideas sure to help your team raise money so that you can stay in the game! 30+ Slam-Dunk Fundraising Ideas for Winning Sports Teams.

Start selling tickets to your next fundraiser in minutes — set up your event now. Generally, sports fundraiser ideas will be events or challenges. Personal fundraisers ask supporters to scratch off sections of the fundraising card (as many as they’d like) and collect the funds from that donor.

Nonprofits and charities with supporters eager to do some fundraising themselves should consider running an online peer-to-peer fundraiser. Similar to a 5k, a swim-a-thon is a great fundraiser for schools, swim teams, and churches. Start your fundraiser outright (and make it easy on you and your nonprofit in the process) by trying out one of these 101+ fundraising ideas.

Money and date fundraisers are a really popular fundraising idea and for good reason! In these fundraisers, supporters donate gently-worn clothes and accessories to your nonprofit. Try holding a clothes closet fundraiser as a way to clean out your excess clothing and raise money at the same time.

These fundraisers are great for community-oriented organizations and can last as long as you need them to reach your fundraising goals. In a community book sale fundraiser, volunteers donate old books that your nonprofit sells in a yard-sale style fundraiser. We love to donate your hobby fundraisers because they offer multiple ways to engage for supporters.

One of the best fundraising methods for 2020 is via brochure popcorn sales.  All you need to do is simply to distribute brochures to your customers/supporters.  They will then select what flavors, and how much popcorn they would like to order, and mail the brochure back to your fundraising partner company.  That company will then process the orders, mail out the popcorn, and give you your % of the revenue.  A great company to partner with is

Whether your sports team is a nonprofit organization or not, you can fundraise using teams on Mightycause We allow teams to fundraise for both personal and charitable causes, so there’s nothing stopping your team from getting a group to sign up for a marathon and raise money! Start a team on Mighty Cause, get your team members to join, and work with sponsors in the community to provide Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes to your top fundraisers. Add extra interest to the event by partnering with local vendors to sell food and drinks at the field day, and donate a portion of the proceeds to the team.

Odds are there are plenty of other local teams in the same boat as you, looking to raise money to keep their teams funded for another season. Impose a fundraising minimum in lieu of an entrance fee to participate in the tournament, and team up with local businesses to provide a prize to the tournament winner and the top fundraiser. They’ve proven successful at raising money on Mightycause time and time again Even if golf isn’t your sport, a golf tournament can be a viable sports fundraising idea if you get parents and other adults in the community involved.

Unlike time-consuming pizza and candle fundraisers that have upfront costs and involve pushing friends and family members to buy products they may not need or want, Mightycause simply allows you to create a campaign and collect funds online. Allow participants to set up crowdfunding teams and on the thank, you/confirmation page, include a link to an online forum where they can order tee-shirts for featuring their team name. This type of fundraising event works great for all sports whether basketball, baseball, soccer, football, wrestling, volleyball, tennis, hockey, swim, equine sports, surfing, track and field, dance or cheer teams.

Bake sales are one of the most cost-effective (and delicious!) fundraisers your organization can hold because they require little to no money as most, if not all, of the bake sale goods are donated by volunteer bakers. During the event, video monitors set up in strategic locations should display the live fundraising thermometer showing the real-time progress of alumni donations with compelling images of the end result of what can be accomplished when goals are met.

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