Whether it’s chocolates or t-shirts, creating booster club branded merchandise to fundraise is a go-to strategy for many non-profits’ success. In many cases creating booster club branded merchandise is a badge showing you are the official club of your school or activity. While the concept of selling branded merchandise has stayed the same throughout the years (1. Create a product, 2. promote the product and 3. sell the product) to financially support a school program – the tactics have continued to evolve….
Now you have created your Booster Club, the next step you need to focus on is recruiting and how to manage booster club volunteers. Your booster club volunteers are one of the most important factors in the success of your booster club! Your volunteers help your organization reach out to different communities, find donors, help with events, and provide guidance to students in the booster club activity. Your booster club volunteers are your biggest fans – so much so that they are willing to dedicate their personal time to help the cause….
Halloween is the time of year where everyone embraces the spooky and outlandish with house decorations, full body costumes, and tributes to the more macabre kind of characters. It’s also the perfect time of year to think out the box with your fundraising ideas. Booostr.co has put together some booster club Halloween fundraiser ideas that are both fun for people of all ages and can help raise funds to support your program.…
What is a Booster Club? This is a question that arises quite often, and simply put – a booster club is an organization formed to support a number of different groups or activities. From athletic programs and sports teams, to science leagues, to music and band programs to drama departments, to art programs- really the list goes on and on! Booster clubs stand as one of the most effective not for profit organization structures to raise funds for specific smaller organizations or activities. With the flexibility to be used for a variety of different programs, booster clubs have continued to grow in popularity mainly throughout the education system….
A fine arts program combines all types of visual arts mediums from drawing and painting to sculpture to digital visual arts. There a large number of any student body that gravitate towards creative arts and while it is incredibly important to support those student interests, in most cases visual arts are the first to feel school budgetary pinches. Visual art booster clubs are created with the hope of maintaining and growing arts programs within schools. Even the littlest contribution to a booster club make can impact whether or not a visual arts program endures. We value the arts like any other student activity at Booostr.co and have put together a simple guide to create your own fine arts booster club.
Whether you’re planning on incorporating your athletic booster club to benefit from tax exemptions or your looking for access for both private and public grants for your academic booster club, you will need to understand how to properly write your booster club Articles of Incorporation. In order to be legally recognized as a corporation, you will need to create your booster club articles of incorporation and file it with the Office of the Secretary of State in the state you wish to incorporate. In short, this set of formal documents is required by the IRS in recognizing the incorporation of your booster club and drafts the basic information needed to form a corporation, the governance of a corporation and the corporate statutes in the state where the articles of incorporation are filed.
It is necessary to keep in mind that Articles of Incorporation differs from the Articles of Association. Since you are registering your booster club as an incorporation, you want to make sure that you follow the guidelines on how to write the Articles of Incorporation….
Is there an excellent Jazz band at your school that has continued to struggle even though they have immense talent? Perhaps they lack proper instruments, promotions and / or additional learning opportunities. Well your school Jazz band is not the only one facing these uphill battles. Every school has amazing talent in niche focuses like Jazz band, but due to tightened budgets, schools generally do not have enough funds to support these smaller groups properly. Instead of letting your school Jazz band and the talented students who participate fade away, consider stepping up to create a Student Jazz Band booster club. A Jazz band booster club is probably the best way to support the students interested in studying and playing Jazz in all of the different ways it needs help.
A car wash is one of the most common ways to raise funds for any nonprofit organization. Running a successful booster club car wash fundraiser is really no different. That being said, organizing a successful booster club car wash is not all that simple. In order to maximize the proceeds that a car wash fundraiser can generate, it is critical that it be properly planned. To help you run a successful Booster Club Car Wash Fundraiser, we have a put together a step by step guide to help you through the process….
A lot of booster clubs do not have a very good understanding of how to advertise online, much less how to run a Facebook Ad for a booster club . Adding to that, many booster clubs are already strained for resources, so trying to find the time to learn how to advertising on Facebook for their booster club, is just not very high on the priority list. We here at Booostr aim to offer at least some basic insight that we feel can help lower that learning threshold for all of the hardworking booster clubs out there!…
In too many instances, booster clubs are formed for all the right reasons but then disappear after a few years. In many cases, they tend to go out of business per say, due to very similar reasons – poor or mismanagement. To help our booster club brethren avoid these pitfalls we have compiled the top 5 management mistakes of booster clubs. That being said, these five booster club management mistakes are only the more common reasons clubs might not survive, like running any business there are any number of pitfalls that can negatively impact an organizations ability to exist.
Without further ado, let’s dive in and discuss what we here at Booostr see as being the top 5 booster club management mistakes so you can hopefully avoid them!