Fundraising

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Memelord_420
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Fundraising

Post by Memelord_420 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:50 pm

Our team receives almost no money from the school or boosters, and we are trying to thing of a creative way to fund raise. Any ideas or previous experiences that have worked well?

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Re: Fundraising

Post by Couch's Kingbird » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:33 pm

You could always try hosting a tournament. Check out https://www.naqt.com/resources/hosting.html, for example.
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Middlesex MS 2011-2014
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J. Young
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Re: Fundraising

Post by J. Young » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:50 pm

You could do a "trivia night" after school. This has worked for Longfellow in the past.
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Longfellow MS '16
McLean HS '20

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Re: Fundraising

Post by bretthogan43 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:00 pm

My team has tried a GoFundMe campaign before; it didn't necessarily turn out all that well but I think success depends on how much local support there is for your school. I even put up flyers begging for donations at every store within a 25-mile radius but after a week or two they had all been taken down. Long story short, I really wouldn't recommend trying that.

The best way that we've gotten any funds? Just try talking to some people who you know love and support you (or the school) in whatever you (or the school) do(es) and try to extort donations from them. That's just about the only effective advice I can offer.
Brett Hogan
Wallace State Community College '18 (transfer)
UA-Huntsville '21 or '22

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Re: Fundraising

Post by Memelord_420 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:05 pm

Thanks everybody! z

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Re: Fundraising

Post by Couch's Kingbird » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:42 am

bretthogan43 wrote:My team has tried a GoFundMe campaign before; it didn't necessarily turn out all that well but I think success depends on how much local support there is for your school. I even put up flyers begging for donations at every store within a 25-mile radius but after a week or two they had all been taken down. Long story short, I really wouldn't recommend trying that.

The best way that we've gotten any funds? Just try talking to some people who you know love and support you (or the school) in whatever you (or the school) do(es) and try to extort donations from them. That's just about the only effective advice I can offer.
This reminded me- my school has sent out letters asking for companies/people to sponsor/donate to us, and it's been fairly successful.
Julia Tong
Middlesex MS 2011-2014
Darien 2014-2018; Co-Captain 2015-2018
Barnard 2018-2022
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