One of the most challenging parts of fundraising is coming up with fundraiser ideas that will get people excited. Sure you could sell chocolate or candles or whatever, but going door to door asking complete strangers to give you money isn’t safe. And you just can’t ask your co-workers or family to buy again because their kids are selling the exact same thing. Why not think outside the box? Or maybe bounce outside the box...huh? Huh? See what we did there?
Bad jokes aside, we offer opportunities for your sports team, school group or nonprofit to host fundraising events that can help you put the FUN back in FUNdraiser. (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.) If your group is on the competitive side, your crew will love our laser tag competition. Each player pays $10 to enter the competition and your organization gets to keep all those entry fees. We’ll set all the competitors into groups of 10 and guarantee that each competitor gets to play 2 games. In addition, your group will receive a percentage of the profits from the night of your event. (See our full menu.) So the more you promote it, the more money your organization will raise.
When it comes to sports team fundraisers or any kind of fundraiser, the more the merrier right? Here’s some tips on how to have a successful fundraiser and get people to actually show up!
Schedule a time to take a promo picture of your group at House of Bounce.
This doesn't’ have to be anything spectacular. Just find a time when everyone can meet at House of Bounce to take a group picture. Usually, just a snapshot with an Iphone camera will suffice. This picture can be used on fliers and put on social media to help spread the word about your event. Be sure to let us know when you’re coming by. If you need props like laser tag equipment or if you want to pose on one of the inflatables we're happy to oblige.
Get your members to share your fundraiser on social media.
Once you have everything planned out, the most important thing you can do is spread the word. Social media is a great tool for helping people get their message to their audience. Let everyone know that your group is the star of the show! We will help. If you share your group picture with us, we can create a shareable social media graphic and post it on our Facebook wall. After that, it’s up to you and your group to make it go viral!
Get your members to participate.
On the night of your event, remember it’s your night to shine! Show your guests the meaning of fun by kicking butt in laser tag, becoming champions of putt putt golf, and soaring on the zip line. If you can get someone to Facebook live all the fun you’re having, even better! Maybe some of your followers will be tempted to come join in the fun.
Because who doesn’t love free stuff right? Even if you’re not having a laser tag competition, prizes are a great incentive to get people to come to your event. Maybe you could play games and give prizes to the participants. Or maybe you can give out special tickets to everyone who comes in the door and give away door prizes every hour. While more substantial prizes often increase participation, if your target market is children inexpensive rewards like allowing the class with the top participation to have a pajama day or an extra hour of recess work really well.
The best part about fundraising with House of Bounce is hosting easy fundraisers everyone will love. There’s very little work for your group to do. You don’t have to set anything up. Unless you’re giving away prizes, there’s no out of pocket expense. And best of all, there’s no trudging across the neighborhood selling things door to door. Our venue offers great fundraising ideas for sports teams, cheer squads, churches, schools and other nonprofits. If you're considering having your next fundraiser with us, give us a call at 662-869-5373. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.