High school booster clubs need to take a more professional approach to all they do so that they and the programs they support can reach their potential.
Burnsville, Minnesota (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
A new business, Better Booster Clubs, which focuses on helping high school booster clubs raise more money, in a more professional manner, to advance and enhance the important arts’ or athletics’ activities they support, has recently been formed.
Michael Walsh, President of Walsh Fundraising of Burnsville, Minnesota, a firm that provides capital campaign services to churches, recently formed the new group, channeling his knowledge and expertise of professional fundraising practices into a system that high school booster club organizations could successfully use and benefit from.
Better Booster Clubs offers web-based courses, books and an online database that high school booster clubs can utilize to help manage and facilitate their activities in a more organized and professional way.
Walsh, a professional fundraiser and former high school administrator and coach himself, said he started thinking about launching the company several years ago after helping his son’s high school football booster club take a more professional approach to fundraising and by reaching out to and involving more than just current parents and program participants. “This resulted in not only raising substantially more money with a lot less effort but also translated into improved on-field and program success,” Walsh said. “This should be the main aim and benefit of high school booster clubs,” he added.
Walsh says that when he was in high school, he had the opportunity to participate in multiple, successful arts’ and athletics’ activities, so he knows the value these programs provide to the students and the values they teach first-hand. He feels that it’s especially important to bring his expertise to high schools at this time because of the cut-backs in spending many high schools are experiencing. He regards these programs as an integral part of a young person’s education and doesn’t want to see schools having to drop or curtail funding or charge participation fees.
For more information and to request a free copy of Walsh’s special report entitled, “12 Steps to a Better Boosters Club and the Secrets to Raising More Money and Improving the Arts or Athletic Activities at Your High School” go to http://www.betterboosterclubs.com.