“The money raised from this fundraiser will be put to use offsetting the costs of ice rentals and tournaments, as well as a few team building events that help develop our team into better hockey players and most importantly greater young men.” – Clavet Cougars
Raised for the team in less than 30 days
Unique supporters of the online fundraiser
The cost of youth sports is rising. In order to cover the costs, teams need to find ways to raise money. Through fundraising, teams are able to offset season costs such as facility rentals, tournament fees, travel, team-building events, and athlete development.
The Clavet Cougars U11 Boys hockey team has run various fundraisers and fundraising events in the past to help cover season costs. While these fundraisers have been successful for them, they’ve all been time-consuming to organize, set up, manage, and execute. Since the coaches & parents all volunteer to help run the team, time is scarce. So, fundraising usually becomes another project added to their already full plates.
For parents, coaches, and athletes, running fundraisers shouldn’t need to be so time-consuming. Now, with TeamLinkt Online Fundraisers, teams get everything they need to run a fundraiser, all in one place. Allowing you to raise more money with less work.
Since the U11 Cougars already use TeamLinkt to simplify many parts of their season, they wanted to see if the Team Fundraiser tools could simplify fundraising as well.
“I was poking around in the TeamLinkt platform and I saw that we could now run fundraisers through it. Figured we should give it a shot since there wasn’t any risk. We didn’t have to make any quantity commitments so really there was nothing to lose.”
With the TeamLinkt Team Fundraiser tools, the U11 Cougars were able to raise money, collect payments, and track all their progress right in their team management app. Not only did they simplify fundraising for the team managers and parents; all their supporters simplified the way they purchased fundraiser items as well.
After creating their fundraiser, TeamLinkt generated a web page where the Cougar’s supporters could go to shop and purchase products that the team was selling. Supporters simply added products to their cart and checkout online with their credit cards.
Finally, you’ll never have to hear the excuse “I don’t have any cash on me” again.
Using Ready-To-Go Fundraisers to make setting up a fundraiser easy
Traditionally, the U11 Cougars have run offline fundraisers where they sold bacon and gift cards. They would collect cash and record all the transactions manually in a spreadsheet, which is a major time suck for the team manager. Looking to try something new and save time, they launched one of TeamLinkt’s “Ready-To-Go” Fundraisers.
“Setting up the Ready-To-Go fundraisers took 5 minutes, it was so simple. I loved that I didn’t need to try and find fundraisers to run, TeamLinkt had options right in their platform and within a couple clicks, I was able to get the fundraiser live.”
For Ready-to-Go fundraisers, TeamLinkt partners with businesses across Canada to provide sports teams with products to sell. Teams make money per item sold and the businesses handle fulfillment of the products. All teams have to do is choose from a growing list of partners and start selling! In a couple of clicks, teams can start raising money without having to pick up or distribute any product.
It’s truly the easiest way to launch a fundraiser and raise money.
“Road Coffee is excited to partner with TeamLinkt in making fundraising easier for youth sports teams. This partnership allows us to expand our reach with active sports families while also giving back to our community.”
After running a Fundraiser through TeamLinkt for the first time, the Cougars were able to:
- Raise $900 in less than 30 days
- Save 10 hours setting up and running their fundraiser
- Sell to 46 unique supporters all online
Going forward, the Cougars plans to explore more of the TeamLinkt Team Fundraiser tools by selling other products and running licensed raffles. TeamLinkt will continue to be an important part of the hockey season for the Cougars and they are excited to continue simplifying their season management with the best Sports Management Platform in the game.
5 SIMPLE STEPS TO LAUNCH YOUR OWN TEAMLINKT FUNDRAISER
Teams can set up a fundraiser right from the TeamLinkt mobile app. Club-wide fundraisers are set up from the Club’s TeamLinkt Account.
1. Choose your fundraiser type: Raffles, item sales, events & Ready-to-Go fundraisers.
2. Set Up The Details: This includes your fundraiser dates, your fundraising goal, info on what you’re selling, etc. It should take around 5 minutes!
3. Publish & Share: Once you publish the fundraiser, your whole team is notified. From there, the coach should encourage each player to share the link to the fundraiser landing page.
4. Track Progress: From the TeamLinkt app, you’ll see how much has been sold and who is selling the most!
5. Post-Fundraiser: Receive your team’s money from the fundraiser either via cheque or directly in your team’s Stripe Account.
Raise more money with less work