Changing the Fundraising Game: How to Support Your School Amidst a Pandemic

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Changing the Fundraising Game: How to Support Your School Amidst a Pandemic

High school fundraising traditionally requires high-touch activities, which are, unfortunately, no longer options in this climate. Your concession stand is a large fundraising generator, but with COVID-19 restrictions in place, how can you continue operations that will both support your school and abide by current state regulations? It’s time to shift your fundraising strategy and explore new ways to keep your concession stand open and profitable. Profitability is a possibility! In this post, we discuss how the new climate requires new strategies and recommend the technology your concession stand needs to be successful.

A New Climate Requires New Fundraising Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has paused many common fundraising efforts, and it’s likely the hiatus will continue for the long-term. But, just because your boosters and school clubs can’t have their chocolate bar sales, car washes, or host events like casino night doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. Your school is sitting on a cash cow known as your concession stand. That’s right! Your concession stand can be the hero in this story, and it doesn’t take a large amount effort or investment to make it profitable during COVID-19.

Concession Stand Strategies to Increase Profitability

Have you taken note of what food establishments have been doing during COVID-19 to continue operations? Try following their lead to increase profitability at your concession stand. Specifically, consider the following:

  • Expand your menu. Your concession stand may have had to remove certain food items from the menu, but don’t just take the loss. Consider adding pre-packaged dinners, raffle items, and merchandise, such as school face masks and playoff t-shirt orders.
  • Make it contactless. Use a top-notch ordering system that allows your fans to pre-order food and merchandise when they’re on their way to the game and gives them the option for curbside service when they arrive. And, of course if they need to order from their seats during the game, they should have the ability to do so.

Support Your School with the Best Fundraising Solution

The fundraising game has changed, but you don’t have to search far for a solution that adapts to the pandemic. Use Blitz Concessions to keep your concession stand running AND profitable. With contactless ordering already built into the platform, your fans can effortlessly pre-order food and merchandise for pick up at the concession or curbside. Your fans will enjoy the convenience of using Blitz Concessions. And, your concession stand can continue supporting your school, while keeping your fans and volunteers safe. Everybody wins!

If restaurants and food establishments can shift their ordering strategy and continue to profit, so can you with Blitz Concessions. Contact us for a free demo today!