Almost all student organizations are led by parent volunteers, however ongoing changes to the family dynamic and work-life balance constraints means that fewer parents are available to serve in this capacity. This reduction in the number of volunteers also means that there are fewer individuals with enough experience to be successful with more advanced leadership duties such as running fundraisers and soliciting direct support from local businesses. The loss of this ability to generate outside funds can cause participation fees to increase to the point where the activity is no longer affordable. To prevent this from happening many groups have sought outside help for their fundraisers.
Working with a third party fundraising support program can be a good way for understaffed organizations or new leaders to reach their goals without over burdening their volunteers. Unfortunately, these programs can be costly, especially for smaller groups, and the value of their products often is debatable leading to a great deal of donor dissatisfaction. A quality program will help groups of all sizes and sophistication levels maximize their fundraising potential, and at the same time: 1) bring lasting value to community supporters (they want to donate again next year), 2) provide a high net return for each item sold, and 3) provide planning and resources that makes the process safer, more effective and more convenient for everyone involved... and oh Yes, be run by a Community Captain.
We put a lot of thought and effort into the creation of our "Discount Club" platform. Then we developed custom fundraising and marketing systems that make our program safer, more efficient, easier to manage and more rewarding. One of the top features that makes us the best choice for the majority of both Civic and School Student Organizations and Local Merchants is our unique service model. Since as founders we can not be physically present in every community where we operate, we developed a training program that teaches a local resident how to get the most from our Platform to ensure our partners' success. This local expert is our Community Captain and they conduct all the preparations and then they are physically present to run the fundraising and marketing campaigns in their own hometown.