Friday, January 30, 2015

Why You Should Have a Fundraiser for your Club or Organization

 
 
For a club or organization to be successful, they need to cover their costs. For some organizations, a membership fee will be enough, but for others this might not be the case. One of the best ways to add some money into your budget is to have a fundraising event. Many different types of fundraising programs have been around for decades, and they are still a pivotal strategy in maintaining many different groups and organizations. Here are some reasons why you should have a fundraising event for your club or organization:


You can host an event yourself
For most organizations hosting events is one of the best ways to increase and retain membership. There are many fundraising ideas that will provide you with the funds you need to succeed. Some of the more successful ideas are to hold a product sale or a Color-A-Thon event. The better the incentive the purchase is, the better your fundraiser will go.


Buy equipment
For many organizations such as bands and sports teams, a good portion of their budget will go into buying equipment for their members. In order to get the best equipment at the lowest out-of-pocket price, fundraising is a sure way to get the money for just what you need.


Advertise
While holding a fundraiser is a great way to earn some extra funds, it is also an opportunity for others to see and learn about your organization. For some groups that have no funds to market themselves to the community, a fundraiser is a perfect excuse to do just that.


Save for a rainy day
One thing that is sometimes overlooked in organizations is extra savings for those “just in case” situations. Although most fundraising has a specific goal or purpose, it can also be a great idea to put some extra money aside for a time in the future. You may decide to use it for one of the above options or any other situation that may arise.


No matter the reason you would like to earn money for your school or organization, you can never go wrong with a little extra funds for whatever you may need. If you are thinking about doing a fundraiser with your school or organization, we encourage you to keep The Chip Shoppe in mind. We have helped schools raise millions of dollars fundraising since 2004. Our company features a combination of fabulous tasting frozen items such as cookie dough, cheesecakes, braided breads and soups. What makes The Chip Shoppe unique is our ability to combine these quality frozen items with gift items that are second to none. Best of all, we deliver to you with our company trucks when you want it!


If you would like more information, refer to our blogs “How to Choose a Fundraising Company Perfect for YOU” and “5 Essential Ideas to Make your Fundraiser More Successful.” Feel free to comment below with any other ideas you may have.