How Many Youth Fundraisers Should I Run Per Year?

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Running fundraisers is a great way to raise money for youth sports teams and extracurricular groups, like band, gymnastics, dance, etc. But how many fundraisers should you run per year? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but there are some things you can consider when making your decision. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of running multiple fundraisers per year and give you some tips on how to choose the right plan for your organization.

Things to Consider:

  • Your Audience
  • Fundraiser Monetary Goal
  • Quickly Reaching Goals vs. Overwhelming Your Participants & Supporters

Audience

One of the main considerations when deciding how many fundraisers to run is your audience. If you have a large and engaged donor base, you may be able to get away with running fewer fundraisers. But if your donor base is small or not very engaged, you may need to run more fundraisers to reach your fundraising goals. Another thing to consider is the amount of money you want to raise. If you have a large goal, you may need to run more fundraisers to reach it, or just do one really quality fundraiser. 

Pros & Cons

There are pros and cons to running multiple fundraisers per year. On the plus side, running multiple fundraisers can help you reach your fundraising goals. And if one of your fundraisers is not successful, you have other opportunities to make up for it. On the downside, running too many fundraisers can be overwhelming for your kids and parents. It can also lead to donor fatigue, which is when donors get tired of being asked to give money and stop giving to your organization.

Experiment – There’s no “one size fits all”

So how do you choose the right number of fundraisers for your organization? The best way to decide is to experiment and see what works best for you. Start by running one one high-quality, high participation fundraiser this year and watch how it goes. If it goes well enough and you reach your goal, you can continue give everyone a rest until next year. If it doesn’t work out well enough, you can always add more and do them differently. The important thing is to be flexible and adaptable and to find what works best for your organization and supporters.

How MoneyDolly Contributes

The cool thing about MoneyDolly is that we have industry experts with decades of experience in getting great results! So, when trying to see what the correct amount of fundraisers might be for you per year, MoneyDolly can help.

Further questions on running a fundraiser and making sure it’s as successful as can be? Check out our article on attracting all types of people to your fundraiser! 

What are you waiting for? Start your group’s fundraiser today with MoneyDolly! To get started, request a free demo with our fundraising experts to get $100,000,000 worth of fundraising advice!

Damion Smith

Damion is the Founder & CEO of MoneyDolly

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