Ideas for online fundraisers using registration to impact your raise.
Registration is one of the best and most effective ways to promote your fundraiser and involve your student body in your cause. Every online fundraising opportunity hosted by BFI will encourage you to maximize your registration. Why is registering for online school fundraisers important, and how can you boost it? Continue reading below to find out.
Why Online Fundraisers Depend on Registration
Online fundraising platforms are built on getting many students to register, share, and invite new users to the online store. Your students’ online registration directly impacts the reach and success of your product fundraiser.
More than that, our data has found that 86% of registered participants end up selling. Thus, student registration directly drives sales and capital earned for your fundraiser, making registration one of the most critical aspects of your raise.
4 Ways to Boost Your School’s Online Fundraising Registration
Below, we learn four practical and effective ways to boost online fundraisers for schools using registration.
1. Incentivize Students to Register
It is vital to encourage your student body to get involved. This can be easier said than done, especially for older students. But it can be done. Student incentives can be used to encourage your students to register. Consider using cost-free incentives, such as a raffle entry for a day of no homework or a local lunch delivery of the student’s choice. Anything you can do to get your students online, registered, and sharing!
Don’t forget to encourage sharing on their social media too! Studies show 50% of elementary students and 90% of high school students are engaged in social media. Learn how to use social media to increase your raise.
2. Think Outside of the Box
Are you looking for additional online fundraising ideas that boost sales? Students aren’t the only people impacted by the positive effects of a successful fundraiser, so they shouldn’t be the only people working towards achieving success. Get other stakeholders involved and registered. Teachers, other faculty, parents, volunteers, and local community members are all up for grabs. You may even reach out to your town government office and ask them to share your fundraising page or store. Get creative with whom you can ask to get involved.
3. Let Donors Become Sellers
People who purchase your products and donate to your cause care about your cause. Why not let them help share your raise? List an option on your fundraising page or store for donors to register for their fundraising page. This expands your reach further while fostering good relationships with your supporters and the necessary community involvement for your ongoing fundraising efforts.
4. Share the Importance
Students are more likely to register if they understand why it is important. Share the statistics with your students, and explain how registering makes a significant difference. Make sure to tell them why you are raising capital too. Tell them what funds will be used for and how this will impact them as students. Students are more likely to register if it is something they want to do versus something they are being told to do without reason.
Bonus Online Fundraising Tip:
Put time and effort into creating your online fundraising page. Registration is vital, but so is an effective online fundraising page. Layout, content, and ease of use are important aspects to remember.
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Clay Boggess has been designing fundraising programs for schools and various nonprofit organizations throughout the US since 1999. He’s helped administrators, teachers, and outside support entities such as PTAs and PTOs raise millions of dollars. Clay is an owner and partner at Big Fundraising Ideas.