Rugby is a sport growing in popularity throughout the UK and with the Rugby World Cup taking place on these shores in a few months time, that popularity is set to increase. Rugby is enjoyed by men, women and children – it is a very inclusive, social and community based sport. Many local rugby clubs are short of money however, and struggle to keep their clubs running or make repairs and improvements to their grounds. This is where crowdfunding for rugby can make a difference.
Rugby clubs don’t just offer the opportunity for people to join a team and play the sport. They offer so much more to the local community. The club is a place where locals can meet, drink and socialise. Clubs can be used as venues for weddings, parties and other celebrations and their grounds can be used for all number of activities besides rugby. If a rugby club is struggling financially, this can have a detrimental affect on the community as a whole, especially the younger generation for whom sporting activity is vital.
How to fundraise for rugby using crowdfunding
Although traditional fundraising methods work well for rugby, there is now another way, one that is more interactive, immediate and far-reaching – crowdfunding. This technique of fundraising uses the internet to raise many for campaigns and is a fast, efficient way to help rugby clubs in need of support. Here you will find a number of fundraising for rugby ideas using crowdfunding that can help improve the facilities at your rugby club or raise money for a particular project.
First and foremost, know your project, your needs and your desired outcome. Then you need to get a crowdfunding team in place. Have a meeting at the club and let members know about your crowdfunding for rugby campaign plans and get people involved – you’ll be surprised at how many people will support a campaign for the common good. Make a video to showcase your project. Use team members and juniors to talk about the campaign – this will help generate an emotional connection with potential funders. A video is easily shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks and is a great way to generate interested. Communication is vital to the success of any campaign – you need to create a clear message, keep people updated on progress, thank people along the way and keep in touch with funders after the campaign has finished – they will want to know how the money they have pledged is being used.
When looking at how to fundraise for rugby using crowdfunding, donations and rewards are the best way to go. Donations may be anything from £5 to £50 and are a great way of receiving funds quickly – getting 50 people to donate £5 is easier than getting 1 person to donate £250.
Rewards work really well too and here are some ideas for your crowdfunding campaign:
A brainstorming session with club members will generate some fun, creative ways to raise money. These may include selling advertising space around the ground and in the club house, having a passing masterclass with the club captain, a game of tag-rugby against the first team, entry to a place kicking competition or a golden ticket that allows you free entry and use of the club for facilities for a year. The more exciting the rewards you put on your crowdfunding page, the more interest you will attract and the more likely people are to share your campaign and pledge to your cause.
We hope this has given you a few ideas when considering your crowdfunding for rugby project.
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