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NoteTo mail your donation, send checks payable to Marin FC to Marin FC Bookkeeper, PO Box 3032, San Rafael, CA 94912. Marin FC Alliance is a non-profit organization; tax ID # 20-8903618. Your donation is fully deductible to the extent of the law.
The Ultimate Goal Campaign
The club has embarked on a campaign to raise $75,000 in 2013-2014 to support the following goals:
Fully funding the established need for financial assistance
One in six Marin FC families relies on financial assistance to afford club registration and team participation fees. Last year, Marin FC processed 15% more financial-aid applications than in 2011-2012, and issued $35,000+ of aid to needy families. In a typical year, the fundraising goal to fully fund the established need for financial assistance is $50,000.
Offering additional technical training opportunities for our players
This includes field player technical trainings that promote touch, balance, agility and confidence on the ball; positional training sessions that address the specifics needs of defenders, midfield players and strikers; and goalkeeper training sessions and mini camps that focus on improving goalkeepers’ footwork, shot stopping, positional play, distribution and more.
Providing education and training for our coaches
This includes clinics put on by international coaches from revered pro clubs, advanced certification and licensure opportunities, and workshops put on by sports psychologists, dieticians, fitness experts, and injury-prevention specialists.
Funding to support these initiatives is projected to come from the following sources:
Spring Registration Gifts
Parents of U14, U17 and U18 players are asked to make a gift of $150, $300 or $600 at registration. Goal: $25,000
U15 and U16 players are required to referee and contribute the proceeds from 6 Marin FC or Marin FC Alliance Club (Mill Valley, Central Marin, Novato, Tiburon etc.) games. Goal: $18,000
Champions League Viewing Party
The club plans to host an inaugural Champions League viewing party this spring. Goal: $2,500
The club plans to expand on the spring 2012 Golf Challenge event it hosted at San Geronimo GC with an event in fall 2013. Goal: $7,500
End of Year Gifts
The club conducts a letter writing campaign around Thanksgiving seeking gifts from select player and alumni parents ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Goal: $9,000
The club hosts a Casino Night fundraiser each January. Income is generated from ticket sales, sponsorships, and a silent auction. Goal: $13,000
Marin FC needs your support now more than ever. Thank you for giving generously and for helping us to reach our Ultimate Goal.
Do you have a question about fundraising or an idea you’d like to share to help the club raise much needed funds? Contact the club’s Director of Development, Ian Tonks, at 415-847-2212 or email@example.com
In addition to what the club raises via the aforementioned initiatives, teams are encouraged to raise money to meet their own budget relief goals using the following tools and techniques:
Bay area based Piggybackr.com, is a trusted resource for team fundraising ideas and insight. Click here for more information.
Friends & Extended Family Members Mail Solicitation
A personalized team mailer produced by "My Sports Dreams" sent directly by each player to a list of friends and extended family contacts. Click here for more information on My Sports Dreams.
Host a car wash at a high-traffic gas station (i.e. the corner of El Camino and Blithedale in Mill Valley). Click here for more information.
Each player sends a link to friends, family and neighbors to a secure site than enables them to purchase a host of popular magazines at significant discounts off the newsstand subscription price. Participants can also make an online donation during the subscription process. Up to 75% of the purchase price of the magazine is donated to the team. This program is effective because it allows players to raise money in a safe, secure online environment and eliminates the hassle of having to network or go door-to-door. Click here for more information.
Scratch & Help Cards
Each player receives a customized scratch and help fundraising booklet including 50 scratch-off circles with hidden donation amounts ranging from $.50 to $3.00 in easy to add increments of 25 cents. Players ask friends, family and neighbors to scratch two or more circles for their donation amount. In return, the donor receives a sheet of valuable coupons from sponsors like Pizza Hut, TCBY, Mrs. Fields cookies, BLIMPIE, and JC Penney. Each booklet produces $100 in donations. Click here for more information.
Each player receives a quantity of discount cards offering discounts to over 57,000 restaurants, 11,000 movie theaters, 12,000 entertainment hot spots and 29,000 shopping outlets nationwide. Players sell the cards to friends, family and neighbors. The cards cost $3 and are typically re-sold for $10 or $20. The minimum purchase is 50 cards. This program is popular because it allows participants to save money in their hometown as well as when they are traveling or on vacation. Click here for more information.
Each team will be asked to anoint a Team Fundraising Liaison this year who will serve as the team’s liaison to the club’s Director of Development on all matters relating to fundraising. Please channel all team related ideas and requests through this individual initially before contacting the club’s Director of Development.
The club’s Director of Development, Ian Tonks, is a secondary resource to help you meet your fundraising goals. To involve Ian in your fundraising efforts, please contact him at (415) 847-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a number of things that he can do for you, including but not limited to assisting with fundraising event organization and operations, solicitation letter writing, matching gift campaign orchestration, generating collateral, corporate sponsor solicitation, and gift stewardship/thank you letter writing.