How to Choose Booster Club Software

July 30, 2020

By Taryn Hefner

Taryn runs Marketing at Join It and is a lover of all things data! You can frequently find her experimenting in the kitchen, absorbed in a book, or brushing up on her Python coding skills.

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If you’re a parent of a student or an organization looking to get your own booster club off the ground, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by all the options! Let’s look at what you’ll need in the best booster club software for your organization. 

Bookkeeping

One of the most important things a booster club needs to do is keep track of incoming and outgoing funds. Whether you’re fundraising or not, bookkeeping is essential… but a lot of bookkeeping software can seem daunting, especially if you only need a few features. Look for a solution that has slimmed down financial offerings and only gives you what you need, rather than overwhelming anyone who uses the system with too many options. 

Donors and Volunteer Contacts 

Like nonprofits, booster clubs usually run primarily on donations. Being able to reach out to people who have previously donated, sort through volunteer contacts, and search for administration records will be essential to running a successful booster club. Make sure any system you consider has a robust capability for managing these contacts! 

Year-End Statements 

At the end of a successful year, the last thing you want to do is get bogged down in paperwork. Any software you consider should allow for easy auditing and printing annual reports. You may also want to consider a program that allows you to give access to any auditors or committees without added hassle. 

Event Software Integration 

As with any donation-based organization, running events is likely a key part of your fundraising strategy. But if you can’t integrate your booster club management system with an event organization software, how do you know how successful your events really are? Make sure you can integrate with a tool like Eventbrite so you know who RSVPs, who actually attends, and whether or not they’re in your contacts already. 

When you’re starting your research, you may want to look at systems like Money Minder, Booostr, or Join It. Join It, like other services, offers a free 30-day trial so you can get started and see what works for you! Sign up today and get started managing your booster club in an easier, more efficient way.