If you’re involved in fundraising at your child’s school (shoutout to the PTA or PTO Moms!), sports team, or other local organization, coming up with creative ways to raise money can be a challenge. Seriously – how many bake sales or car washes can you do before people start to lose interest? Shoott, a female-run photography business, is offering a fabulous, fun solution – a photography fundraiser!
Shoott makes professional photography accessible through 30-minute outdoor photo sessions held across the country at popular parks and other local spots; photos are $30 each ($150 for 10) and you aren’t obligated to buy any (the shoot itself is free!). About a year ago, CEO Jennifer Tsay and her COO Jennifer Yeh launched a fundraising component, giving 20 percent back to a client’s chosen cause.
Read on below for what you need to know about throwing a fundraiser with Shoott for your organization. Plus, don’t forget about planning your vacation photos—use a Shoott photoshoot to record summer memories and even knock out your holiday photos early!
This Fundraising Activity Will Work For Any Size Event
Whether you are trying to have a 20 person or 200 person event, the team at Shoott is ready to make it successful. All you have to do is sign your event up, and Shoott handles everything from scheduling to customer service. Shoott is widely available, in 33 states across the country.
It Takes Planning Down from Hours of Work to Minutes
“A lot of other fundraising options require a bit of legwork and organizing/event planning to execute. But for those who work through Shoott – they just have to pick a day or days and send a quick email or do a social media post or two, and the events often fill themselves! Easy peasy!” says Jennifer Tsay.
The Process Itself Couldn’t Be Simpler
“Having the flyer already prepared for us with all the information made it super easy to share out with our families via email and kids’ backpacks!” shares Rachel from Philadelphia who just recently organized a fundraiser for her PTO (aka Parent Teacher Organization). For every 30 minute sessions booked, organizations earn from $20 to $40.
It Allows All Families to Participate
If you have been getting backlash over fundraising events costing too much money (like expensive galas), problem solved. “Families loved the opportunity to have the photo shoots organized for them and just needing to show up, and then were very happy with the photo results. It was great because there was a price point for everyone,” says Rachel.
It Reflects Shoott’s Commitment to Clients & Community
“Our clients were interested in organizing days of shoots for their community and we realized that it could also be an opportunity for us to give back – this is when we realized we could update our motto from Look Good, Feel Good to Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good,” shares Jennifer Tsay.
So join the Parents Associations, religious organizations, daycares & preschools, sports teams and others using this new feature on Shoott! Perfect for Back To School event planning, and equally fabulous for vacation photos all summer long.
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