4 tips to run a successful fundraiser for schools or sports teams

Posted on: February 14, 2018

4 tips to run a successful fundraiser for schools or sports teams

1. Get the latest entertainment for the best turnout

More people attending a fundraiser can definitely increase the amount of money raised.  The easiest way to maximise turnout is definitely to hire top equipment. Why not cash in on the success of the popular TV shows Wipeout and Australian Ninja Warrior by hiring one of our obstacle courses?

image source – Header logo Ninja Warrior

The Wipeout challenge is based on – you guessed it- Wipeout! It features the ball obstacle seen in the TV show and is both hilarious and harder than it looks. The Ninja Challenge is perfect for racing a friend and showing off your skills.

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2. Raise money by charging for entertainment

There is more than one way of raising money when it comes to entertainments. Of course you want them to help you raise money rather than costing you money. With that in mind here are some helpful possibilities to get you started.

  • Have a suggested fee so kids (and big kids) pay for the rides they go on
  • Charge an entrance fee
  • Offer free rides as an incentive for all children that raised more than a certain amount of money in the weeks prior. For example, through bake sales, bag packing or lawn mowing.
  • Team up and and compete for prizes. For a fee, teams can compete for prizes. For example, teams could participate in bubble soccer matches or race through obstacle courses for the chance to win a prize.

There is more than one way of raising money when it comes to entertainments. Of course you want them to help you raise money rather than costing you money. With that in mind here are some helpful possibilities to get you started.

  • Have a suggested fee so kids (and big kids) pay for the rides they go on
  • Charge an entrance fee
  • Offer free rides as an incentive for all children that raised more than a certain amount of money in the weeks prior. For example, through bake sales, bag packing or lawn mowing.
  • Team up and and compete for prizes. For a fee, teams can compete for prizes. For example, teams could participate in bubble soccer matches or race through obstacle courses for the chance to win a prize.

3. Dunk the teacher/ coach/ star player!

Dunk tanks are really popular and everyone would love to see their favourite teacher or coach get dunked. Why not hold a gold coin donation for the chance to throw and ball and dunk them!

dunk tank set up at school monsterball amusements

4. Arrange some fun food

Everyone loves delicious food so why not organise a food van, ice cream truck or even convince someone to man the BBQ. Many food vans will either hire themselves out and you can charge what you like or will split the profits with you in return for attending your event. Alternatively, arranging a BBQ, popcorn maker or make your own ice cream bar means a little more cleaning up but you can keep all the money raised.

At Monsterball Amusements we hire out bouncy castles, bucking bulls, and other amusements all over Western Australia. If you are lucky enough to live in the Perth Metro Area we even offer free delivery!

However, if you aren’t in that area there is no need to fear. We love regional deliveries and have brought events to Margaret River, Albany, Exmouth, Port Hedland and Kalgoorlie among many others. So if you are thinking of holding an event or fundraiser then get in touch. We would love to help make it a success!

For events booked with Monsterball amusements and hire we will arrive prior to your event to make sure everything is set up and ready to go for your designated start time. We know that there is nothing more frustrating than waiting around for the inflatable amusements to be ready. Our operators are trained to keep everyone safe and ensure everyone has a fun time.

Safety is top priority for Monsterball amusements. Organisers of events for schools, sports teams and public events will be happy to know that our equipment is inspected annually, we also have full public liability insurance and our staff have all got a valid working with children checks. All of these documents can be provided on request and offer great peace of mind.