Vandegrift Band & Vision raises over $100,000 using Fund-Team.com
The Vandegrift High School Band and Vision Dance Company conducted its annual fundraiser in
the fall of 2019 using Fund-Team.com, The Email Fundraiser. In the previous two years, the organization had raised
$51,741 and $86,744 which far exceeded their campaign goals in both of those years. In 2019, their goal was $65,000,
and a total of $103,053 was raised.
“It’s been extremely successful for us, our most successful fundraiser of the year,” said Mike Howard, Head Band
Director at Vandegrift High School. “Fund-team.com has been easy to work with, and the students have been able to
operate within the system very successfully. I can’t recommend it enough.”
The Vandegrift Band and Vision Dance Company is comprised of 400 members, for an average of
over $250 per student raised in 2019. This is comparable to most of the Fund-Team.com campaigns. The money
raised will pay for much of the organization’s numerous expenses, including props, travel, music and choreography.
“We were so pleased to help the Vandegrift Band and Vision Dance Company far exceed their goals over the past
three years,” said Mike Panoff, CEO of Fund-Team.com and a local resident. “We take only 5% in commission as our
way of giving back to our communities. We want nearly all of the money they raise going back to their team.”
There are many types of fundraisers available, and Fund-Team.com’s ease of use makes it an attractive option for
busy teams. Most of the organizations at Vandegrift High School have abandoned product selling fundraisers in favor
of Fund-Team.com’s email fundraising platform.
“We’ve used FundTeam for the last two years, and it’s the easiest fundraising I’ve ever done,” said Vandegrift’s Head
Football Coach, Drew Sanders. “All you do is enter email addresses, and the money basically just comes in.”
Panoff believes Fund-Team.com’s platform and customer support are what set it apart from the others.
“Fund-Team.com has features that make it far superior to other email fundraisers. It only takes about 10 minutes to
set up a campaign, and we are with you every step of the way,” explained Panoff.
Visit us at the 2020 TMEA Convention February 12-15 in San Antonio!
Stop by the Fund-Team.com booth at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio February 12-15 and find out why online fundraising with us is the easiest, most effective fundraiser you’ll ever use! We will have the most knowledgeable representatives, including the creator of Fund-Team.com, on hand to answer all of your questions – even tech inquiries.
Band members are incredibly passionate about their craft, and their parents and community are staunch supporters of the students and their school. Bands have some of the most successful fundraisers because of this enthusiasm.
Just ask the Vandegrift High School Band & Vision Dance Company in Austin, Texas. They’ve used Fund-Team.com for the past 3 years, and their 2019 campaign was their best yet! They raised over $100,000 in one month! Bands all over Texas are taking advantage of this easy-to-use fundraiser.
Bands have a large number of expenses each year, including music, choreography, travel, props, etc. Effective fundraising will offset much (if not all) of those costs so the students’ families don’t have to be concerned with how they’re going to pay for expenses; they can just participate in band and do what they love.
With traditional fundraisers where the members sell products, there is a tremendous amount of time spent. Consider everything the members (and parents and booster clubs) have to do for this type of fundraiser:
- Get familiar with the products
- Approach neighbors and local family/friends to make sales
- Collect money
- Organize and submit the orders
- Receive and organize the products
- Distribute products to the buyers
For all this effort, how much does your organization get to keep? Maybe 40% if you’re lucky? It can be as low as 20%! And people generally don’t even want or need the products you’re selling.
Now look at what it takes to fundraise with Fund-Team.com, where you simply email family and friends to ask for donations:
- Administrator: Set up a campaign (takes about 10 minutes)
- Team Members: Upload a picture to their Fund-Team.com fundraising page and enter email addresses (takes maybe 5 minutes)
How much money does the organization get to keep when using the Fund-Team.com fundraiser? About 92%! We only take 5% commission, and the credit card fees range from 2.2% to 2.9%. In addition, you are not limited to local residents because you’re not distributing products to them. You can reach family and friends all over the country for donations via email and then just sit back and let the money roll in.
Now is a great time to start planning for the next school year! We look forward to speaking with you at the TMEA Convention or anytime at 512-522-1338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.