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Mission Statement
The Jasper Youth Sports Association will provide a positive and enjoyable learning experience for area youth, teaching sportsmanship, teamwork, work ethic, fair play, dedication and proficiency in any sport within Jasper Youth Sports Association. The Association was formed and is operated under the premise that the best interests of the players and cheerleaders and that any and all efforts undertaken by the Association will support the following as its one and only priority... The Kids Come First!

Join the Fundraising Committee...

Does this describe you--- Strategic Planner, Outgoing Personality, and a Knack for getting things done? Perhaps you would be interested in becoming a member of the JYSA "Fundraising Committee"?

What's the Primary Role of the Fundraising Committee? What Are Its Ongoing Responsibilities?

1. The fundraising committee will work together to ensure that funds are raised for specific items and events that are needed for wrestling, baseball, football and cheerleading seasons.

How much money needs to be raised this year? We (the JYSA Board and various Committees) are working on this year's budget right now and hope to have a tentative budget in the very near future. This year's revenues and expenses are still being identified but will be made available to the "Fundraising Committee" in the very near future.

2. Ensure prospect research occurs to identify how much money might be raised from different types of resources

Good prospect research will look at the nature of the nonprofit's services and its locale, and identify similar nonprofits and the sources of funding used by them. For example, similar nonprofits might have raised 50% of funds from individuals, 20% from government contracts, 20% from grants and 10% from fees. That profile suggests the mix that the nonprofit might aim for. Good prospect research will go beyond searching a database of foundations to submit proposals to.

3. Identify specific, potential sources of funds from a diverse mix of sources

Now our nonprofit is ready to start selecting specific sources of funds from individuals, foundations, government and/or fees. These activities should result in the names of specific sources, for example, names of people, foundations and government agencies, and/or the specific amounts of fees to charge for certain services. (The amounts of fees to charge might be recommended by, for example, the Fundraising Committee.)

4. Develop an action plan about who is going to approach what source, how and by when

This responsibility includes identifying which Fundraising Committee members will approach what source, along with which Fundraising Committee members will support those Board members. All Board members should have assignments, not just the members of the Fundraising Committee.

5. Compile the results of items 1, 2, 3 and 4 into a Fundraising Plan that is approved by the Board

The Plan should include more than merely a listing of which business or individuals to approach. The Plan becomes the roadmap for generating sufficient revenue. It should include realistic expectations from a diversity of sources, and justify how those sources were identified. It should include an action plan (from step 4) that the Fundraising Committee ensures is implemented on a timely basis.

6. Ensure effective administrative systems to track grants and donations

As funding comes into the nonprofit, its various sources and amounts must be closely and accurately documented. Acknowledgements and receipts must be provided back to donors. Grant requirements must be monitored to ensure they are met.

Summary - Job of the Fundraising Committee is to Ensure Planful, Strategic Fundraising

The job of the Fundraising Committee is NOT to just ask for funding or to provide a list of companies to write to. It's much more strategic than that. And its responsibilities are recurring. The Fundraising Committee will meet at least once per month (for no longer than 1 ½ hours) to discuss current needs and strategic planning to meet the financial needs of the various JYSA teams.

Sound like your "cup of tea" please email our Booster Club President, Melissa Fannin by email at