SportRaisers For Clubs
Club directors always seem to find themselves in situations where cash is tight.. and it always seems to happen when equipment needs to be upgraded, jersey payments are due or court rental fees are right around the corner.
Aside from the fact that the costs to operate a club are nothing to scoff at, many of the club directors I speak to are running their club as a part-time volunteer effort. Not only that.. but they are spending their own money because they don't want to raise dues for their club families (understandably so).
Club directors make a tremendous contribution to their local communities and at a minimum, we feel they should have some financial assistance so they're no longer having to dish money out of their own pockets.
In order to ease the burden and help clubs better serve their players we decided to create a fundraising platform. SportRaisers is based on a proven crowdfunding model that has the potential to help your club raise anywhere from $10,000 - $50,000 this season.
How does it work?
SportRaisers are based off of a proven crowdfunding model that takes place almost entirely online. After creating your donation page you will add your players as participants in your SportRaiser. We'll send them an email with a unique share link they can post on social media.
We'll also include a link to their SportRaiser invitation page. When they visit this page they have the ability to add the email addresses of friends and family. We'll send them a customized email that you write sharing your fundraiser goals and mission. This helps remove the awkwardness your players might feel while asking their friends and family to participate in their fundraiser.
We have automatic tracking built in so you can view how much each individual player has raised, how many invites they have sent out and how many page views their link has received.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to get setup?
It'll take you about ten minutes to configure your SportRaiser. Our staff will need to approve your page before you're allowed to add your participants and go live.
How long does the approval process typically take?
You'll be approved within 24 hours (typically we can do this within the hour, but we don't want to make any promises we can't keep!) to get your account approved. We'll hop on a quick phone call to discuss your club's fundraising goals and once we're able to verify your legitimacy we'll give you the green light!
Are there any setup fees?
Nope - we don't charge penny to help you get everything setup.
Are there any fees to accept offline donations?
Nope - no fees at all. If somebody cuts you a check you can deposit that straight into your bank account. Just be sure that you report that income to the IRS come tax time.
Are there any fees associated with SportRaisers?
Yep - but we love the fact that we can offer you the lowest fees in the industry thanks to our integration Stripe.
As the leader in online payment processing, Stripe charges a base 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. We have a platform fee of $1 per donation that you receive online.
Who handles your credit card payment processing?
We use Stripe to process all donations that come in through our website. Stripe is a leader in online payment processing and we can rest assured knowing that all payments are processed with full PCI-compliance and all security measures in place.
What if I don't have a Stripe account?
We require all clubs that would like to run a SportRaiser to have their own independent Stripe account. This makes it possible to get you the money nearly instantaneously. The only exception would be if you were a high school team that needed a check written to the school's athletic department or business office.
You can setup a Stripe account by clicking the "Connect a Stripe Account" button in your account dashboard. It only takes a couple of minutes to get up and running.. just make sure you have your bank account info and tax ID number handy.
How do we get the funds into our bank account?
Stripe can automatically deposit all donations directly into your bank account on a 2-day rolling basis. It runs entirely on auto-pilot! No need to request withdrawals.