JROTC and ROTC Fundraiser Ideas

071920-rotc.png

The Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) is a college program offered at over 1,700 colleges and universities in the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. Alternatively, the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools. The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) is centered on supporting youth while developing their character to better both their nation and community. Both programs hold multiple yearly fundraisers to help their communities and to develop scholarships. Fundraisers can be a challenge since many organizations are also using the same ideas. ROTC and JROTC groups can stand out from the crowd and raise funds by offering flag posting services for the community.

ROTC AND JROTC FUNDRAISING FLAG POSTING SERVICE

What better way than to honor your nation, community, and flag than by offering your community a flag posting service? This service can be arranged through an initial purchase of flags, and by having members sell the service to the community. The service would simply entail posting a flag and removing it for local businesses and homes for a small fee. Additionally, the service should be offered on specific holidays that honor America and its values including the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and more. 

Also, because your group is purchasing a set of flags once, you will receive 50% profit during your first year and 100% profit in the years that follow. Compared to bake sales where materials need to be purchased yearly, the initial investment will profit for several years to come. You can sell the service for each holiday, or clustered at a price for four national holidays or more. It will be more lucrative if you offer this service at the beginning of the year as an annual service.

DEVELOP A "FLAGS FOR HONOR" YEARLY EVENT AND DEMONSTRATION

A "Flags for Honor" event is another excellent opportunity to increase donations as an annual fundraiser. Additionally, this event can be completed with the same flags that were purchased for the posting service. The "Flags for Honor" event is centered on a demonstration of flags that can be displayed in parks, stadiums, or walkways. You can kick off the event with the a public demonstration and fill that day with numerous other fundraisers like cook-offs, donation-based concerts, and more. Additionally, you can also offer an additional service by using honor medallions. The medallions are attached to a flag in honor of a specific donor and their hero. In this manner, you can honor heroes while also raising funds for scholarships or community initiatives. Moreover, the demonstration can be installed for a few days or more, and become a prominent event in your community. 

CREATE CUSTOM FLAGS TO FUNDRAISE

Since you are working alongside your school, you can custom print flagpole sets to create an installation service to celebrate your sports teams. You can offer a community flag posting service for school events or games to improve community spirit. Additionally, you can also offer a one-time sale of these custom flags. You should factor in delivery and installation in the price and sell it as an overall service. 

Flags for Fundraising's main intent is to assist nonprofits, clubs, and more with their fundraising initiatives! We want to share the best tricks so you can double your profits. If you are interested in fundraising with flags or have any questions, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you!