Rookie fundraising advice from a 3 year veteran

Hi everyone, I’m mentoring a brand new all girls FTC team this year and wrote this document for them. It tells the pros and cons of fundraising tactics that FRC team 4534 the Wired Wizards used when I was on the team as marketing lead and captain for 3 years. I was on the Wired Wizards from the very first year, so I know how overwhelming it can be to raise money for a first year team.

If you are on an experienced team it probably won’t help you much since you already know what works for your team, but for first year teams it might be helpful.

Please note that this is written specifically to an all girls team, so obviously the all girls part won’t apply to your team. But the majority of the document is team-generic.