Following is a transcript of this episode of the Two-Minute Treasurer’s Tip Podcast from MoneyMinder.
Welcome to the Two-Minute Treasurer’s Tip Podcast. I am your host Cyndi Meuchel with MoneyMinder where we’re hoping to make your life as a volunteer easier.
Erin asks: Can my booster club require students or parents to participate in a fundraiser as a condition for their membership or participation?
Good question, Erin. The short answer is “no”. If the booster club is part of a school or district sanctioned activity it cannot require fees or fundraiser participation as a condition of participation. You can certainly request volunteer help with fundraising or drumming up financial support. That’s highly encouraged. But you can’t require it.
The reality in today’s world is that booster clubs help support programs at the high school level. They are needed to bridge that shortfall that most schools are experiencing. So they’re really necessary and they’re really helpful. You have to be careful about what you encourage and what you require.
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