Fundraising at Registration with the Scratch & Help cards: Here's a spectacular way for leagues to raise a lot of funds, quickly and hassle-free…but only some leagues can get away with it. As the title says, it's called 'Fundraising at Registration' and this is most successfully accomplished with the Scratch & Help program.
Here's how it works:
Firstly, determine the amount of money that your league needs to raise, for example $15,000. If there are 500 players in your league, that is an average of $30 profit per player that must be raised. The cost per Scratch & Help card is $20, therefore you would need to charge each player/parent a $50 fundraising fee ($30 per child + $20 cost per card) at registration.
• The fundraising objective is planned and reached
• All fundraising is accomplished on one or two days of the registrations
• No following-up on coaches, administrators, players, and parents throughout the season for various fundraising projects
• Everyone can concentrate on their favorite sport NOT on fundraising
• The players/parents can now make their $50 fundraising fee back AND make an extra $50 (each card raises $100) which can go to their individual team or they can keep it to help counteract their registration fees.
As mentioned above, some leagues will have difficulty implementing this dream fundraising plan because many leagues refuse to force an obligatory fundraising fee and prefer to keep their fundraising activities completely optional. On the other hand, numerous leagues have already implemented a forced fundraising fee where the players/parents pay $40 up front for a case of candy bars, then re-sell it to make their money back.