Successful cheerleader fundraiser
How to Run Successful Cheerleader Fundraisers
Who else is looking for ways to run successful cheerleader fundraisers?
Our unique fundraising ideas will help your cheerleading team, cheer squad and competitive cheer All-stars raise money. So, are you open to hearing about some of our successful cheer booster club fundraising options?
If you’re worried about how your gymnastics team is going to be raising funds for uniforms, equipment, and registrations for cheerleading competitions, it’s not as difficult as you may think.
The trick to generating interest in your cause is to offer your donors something to REMEMBER their contributions to you. People want something more than an event. Instead , they crave an unforgettable experience.
THINK BACK to going to the circus as a child and watching acrobats walk the tightrope, swing in the air, and perform all kinds of amazing feats. FEEL yourself spellbound as you are eating your favorite snacks like caramel popcorn, peanuts, gummy bears and chocolate covered raisins. This made the delight to the eyes as SWEET as the taste in your mouth! The nostalgia of the circus recalls to mind some of the best memories people have. With a few glow in the dark sticks and glitter, you can bring some memories to life during your next cheer fundraiser.
Establish a Budget for Your “Circus” Cheer Fundraiser
Successful fundraisers for raising money require planning on the part of your cheer team, don’t they?
You know the saying, “It takes money to make money”? It is especially true when it comes to fundraising. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to put on a truly amazing show.
Think about it: you already have the acrobats and equipment you need to have a circus, but what else do you need to set the right scene and ambience?
That depends on what kind of acrobatic circus you want to showcase. Whether you’ve decided on an elegant Cirque du Soleil-style event or one with a down-to-earth state fair vibe, you want to consider the costs of lighting, costumes, and makeup for the event. To keep your cheer fundraiser event costs low with high ROI, we suggest keeping everything as in-house as much as possible.
Do you like “no risk” fundraisers? At the end of this article we share another “no money up front” fund raising opportunity. You will love the idea that it will pay your cheer team up to 52% profit on every sale you make.
Get the Word Out About Your Cheerleader Fundraisers
Use both traditional and digital promotion techniques to reach your target demographic : new students, their parents, and community supporters. Pushing the theme to children and the purpose of the fundraising event to their parents will streamline your strategy.
For example, focusing on promoting to schools and the neighborhood via flyer or brochure encourages children to inform their parents of the event.
Here are some ways to promote to parents and guardians to encourage participation:
- Have teammates and members of the football team go door to door to invite potential attendees by flier and brochure.
- Compile an email list and send e-vites to all members.
- Use social media, the team blog, and the website to promote the show.
- Get local businesses involved by asking them to advertise to their customers.
A successful cheer fundraising event requires a good marketing plan and hard work. The more people you’ve made aware of the event, the more returns on your time, money, and energy you will see.
Offer Multiple Opportunities to Contribute To Your School Fundraising Event
Ticket sale revenue will take you only so far to your fundraising goal. The key is having multiple ways for people to give you money before, during, and after the cheerleader event. This will encourage donations and promotion beyond your immediate friends and family.
Some additional opportunities are available by taking advantage of the following:
- Pre-orders for confections and concessions before the event.
- Raffle tickets for participation in games and winning prizes.
- Auctions for locally made goods and services from local businesses.
- Lining up sponsors that would like to advertise at your event.
People can contribute more than money as well. Time and energy are also valuable resources that are equally as beneficial. Don’t be afraid to ask people if they would like to volunteer to assist in any way possible.
Other ways people can contribute to your fundraisers success are:
- Posting hashtags of your team’s name and event designated specifically for social media.
- Providing positive reviews on your team’s facebook, instagram, twitter pages as well as website.
- Assisting with setup and cleanup of the acrobatic circus on the day of the event.
Follow Up With Everyone Who Helped Make Your Event A Successful Fundraiser
The same digital tools you used to tell people about your event must be used to keep people involved with your cheer team. So, be consistent in your outreach. Interactive and consistent posts on social media are going to be key when it comes to people remembering your cheer squad at your next fundraiser.
Finally, people who enjoy your social media interactions are more apt to spread the word long after your fundraising event and campaign is over.
Hard work, consistency, and persistence make for a successful fundraiser.
Furthermore, do not forget that a show of gratitude goes a long way so be sure to thank everyone that volunteered or came to your event. When you combine hard work with a simple “thank you,” you’ve developed a long-term partner in each and everyone who supports your gymnastics or cheer event.
Additional cheerleading fundraising ideas for your school
Have you thought about selling fundraising products like cookie dough before?
Our unique fundraising ideas for schools can help you to raise more money for your cheer squad.
- Discount card fundraising
- Cookie dough fundraisers
- Gourmet popcorn fundraising
- Have the cheer team hold a carwash
- Flower bulb fundraising
- Garage sales
- Cheer clinic or Cheer camp
- Sally Foster gift wrap fundraisers
- Get the entire football team on board and hold a pep rally.
By the way, we have fundraising product catalogs for every taste. The amount of money your cheerleaders earn is totally up to you. In fact, if they work hard enough they can earn up to 52% profit on each sale. When your high school students find out this will help their school football team, they will surely support it.
By the way, here is a tip: Do not wait for the football season to begin. The best time to plan for a cheer fundraiser is right now. Remember that catalog fundraisers are perfect to either have a few months before or after your circus event.
In conclusion, our school fundraising ideas have helped cheerleaders all over the country. They require no money up front. This means there is no risk to you.
We invite you to call us for a complimentary “no strings attached” phone consultation. We will share a few more ideas to help you have a successful cheerleader fundraiser.
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