How to Run a Booster Club

June 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Running and Jogging

If you were looking in a dictionary of what exactly a booster club is, you would find this: A Booster Club is an organization that is formed to contribute money to an associated club, sports team, or organization.

In other words most booster clubs are set up to run booster club fundraisers. Of course it does a lot more but the fact of the matter is that most booster clubs are set up to provide the resources that the school or organization can not do with the budget is has been provided.

Booster Clubs are popular in American schools below the university level. The clubs are generally run and organized by the parents of the students in the supported organization. Fundraisers are often held to raise money for supplies or equipment that the students may need or for trips that the students may need to take. That sounds simple enough, right? Well it is a little bit harder to start one yourself.

If you want to learn how to run a booster club, there are a few things that you need to know before jumping in the deep end.

Running a booster club is a lot harder than it sounds. You need to have patience, time, creativity, and organizational skills. The best way to get a booster club started is to get a group together. This group needs to be on the same page as to what this booster club is for. You don’t want to have a booster club that is helping a swim team, and the people in the club think that it is helping the baseball team. The next step that you should take is to create committees. If you want the swim team to go on trips, have parties, and get new gear, you need to create different committees that head each aspect. This way one person is not overwhelmed with all of these things.

The most popular way of raising money is to have some sort of fundraiser.

Whether it is a car wash, bake sale, or swim-a-thon, you need to make sure that they are well organized. These tasks can be overwhelming to many people, so there are new ways to get your fundraiser up and running. The internet is a great way to find easy and profitable fundraisers.

Many websites have several different fundraisers that you can create with just a few clicks of a button. The new popular fundraising idea is the scratch cards. These cards are credit card size, and have a list of restaurants and activities that give you a discount. It has something for everyone, which makes it such a great seller. They are also fairly inexpensive which give it another great point when making a sale. After you have done the fundraiser, you can collect the money and spend it on what the booster club had planned.

Booster clubs are a great way to get money, and get the parents and kids involved in something that they all love. If you want easy ways to learn how to run a booster club, you should go to; they have plenty of exciting fundraisers that you can pick from to help reach your goals.

Howard Gottlieb, President of Easy Fundraising Ideas. We offer great sports fundraising ideas

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