I was a college and club soccer coach for nearly two decades.
I know the job- what it once was, and what it has now turned into.
I know that coaches today are being asked to step outside of their comfort zones (and skill-sets) like never before, and need to raise money to keep their teams competitive.
I enjoy fundraising, and I am good at it. Having coached (collegiately at the Division I, II and III level, as well as club and high school) and having been a fundraiser and marketing director for the better part of a decade, I have the experience you need, and all the right skills to deliver results.
I established Fundraise4U.net to keep coaches focused on what they are most passionate about, and what they are best at.
Let me help you as well.
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How can I help you, your team or your organization? Let's find out...
Let's have a quick chat.
Call or text Ted at 774-641-2522 or
Email Ted at Ted@Fundraise4U.net
Let’s talk about your fundraising challenges and opportunities, and ways in which we can help.
We pride ourselves on listening well and providing exceptional customer service, and we guarantee that you’ll love working with us.
Call 774-641-2522 today, and let us know how we can assist you.
Fundraising 101 for Coaches, Staff and Administrators
Who is coaching the coaches? We are- and we would love to work with you and your staff.
From sharing best practices and winning habits developed through a career in college coaching, athletic administration and top-level fundraising, we provide your staff with a road map to developing sustainable fundraising results.
Topics include: Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Donor Engagement, Corporate Outreach, Stewardship and more...contact us today to begin building a stronger culture of philanthropy within your team or organization. It really does make a difference.
Alumni Mentoring Events
Connecting the Past, Present and Future of Your Program
This is one of our most popular services available. When coaches see our Alumni Mentoring Nights, they say, “That is amazing, and such a good idea...we are going to do that.”
And then they don’t. Why? Because they take a lot of know-how, work, coordination and execution that most coaches don’t have time for, and most fundraising offices can’t execute properly.
Our template has been used at such places as UMASS Amherst, UMASS Lowell, Holy Cross, Boston College, Georgia Southern University, Assumption University and Haverford College.
Let us bring this outstanding alumni engagement event to your program as well, and let us help your alumni share their invaluable time, advice and perspective with your student-athletes. Contact us today to learn how!
Fundraising Dinners and Special Events
Meet the team. Build spirit. Raise money.
Leadoff/Tip-off/Kickoff dinners and events are a fantastic way to meet the coaching staff and team members, generate enthusiasm for the upcoming season and generate much-needed revenue and positivity for your program.
We pride ourselves on exceptional planning and an efficient event design, and guarantee that you’ll love working with our team.
Let us know how we can assist you today.
Corporate sponsorship helps businesses make a difference and increase their credibility as corporate citizens, improve their public image, and build much-needed brand awareness.
We find sponsors that fit your mission, and negotiate contracts that benefit all parties, and thus lead to longer-term relationships.
We ensure that all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner. Whenever you work with Fundraise4U.net, you can trust that you’re in great hands.
Giving Through a Will or Estate Plans
Providing for your team or organization through a donor's will and/or estate plans is a wonderful way for donors to create a transformative impact and leave a legacy that will truly make a difference.
Surprisingly, many athletics programs do not have Planned Giving programs set up to give their donors an option to make a planned gift...and they miss out as a result.
This thoughtful act, which has little or no current financial impact on donors during their lifetime, may result in the largest and most lasting one-time gift that they ever make.
Let us help you create a Planned Giving program for your program of organization. Call today.
Alumni, Donor and Constituent Engagement
Linking the past, present and future of your program.
Our ability to connect the past, present and future of athletic programs is second-to-none, and we would love to share our best practices with you. It makes such a difference for your program.
From alumni mentoring nights to alumni engagement plans, we will help you connect meaningfully with the people who helped build your program, which translates into so much more.
Whenever you work with Fundraise4U, you can trust that you’re in great hands. We have been there, and we know how to help.
Facility Naming Opportunities
How do you turn facility naming opportunities into revenue?
Let us help!
From helping to determine the value of your assets to creating fundraising programs to solicit gifts, we will guide you every step of the way, and generate much-needed revenue while creating a meaningful experience for your alumni, friends and partners.
We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Fundraise4U.net.
All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress-free.
You can trust us to provide you with the best strategic plan for what can often be an overwhelming process.
Get in touch to learn more.
Donor Recognition and Stewardship Programs
Thanking better and keeping your donors and constituents informed is good business, but it doesn't always come naturally, and it isn't always convenient for you. Let us help develop your communication plan.
You don’t get to say ‘please’ if you aren’t willing to say ‘thank you’. Let us do the thanking for you, and create a stewardship plan for your donors that they will appreciate, and that will keep them engaged and willing to continue (and perhaps increase) their support in the future.
Frequently utilized by most of our customers, this service is essential in fundraising. We pride ourselves on exceptional empathy, connectivity and customer service, and guarantee that you will love working with our team.
Let us know how we can assist you today.
Professional Writing Services
When You Just Don't Have the Time
Need an important document written, but don’t have the time to do it? Let us help!
We have been ‘ghost-writing’ for decades, and we would be happy to do so for you as well. Get those important assignments done (and done well), and focus your time on other, more pressing matters that you need to deal with personally.
Services include, but are not limited to:
Contact us today for a personalized quote, and move these 'To Do' items into your 'Done' file!.
Raising Money - and Spirit - One Brick at a Time
Personalized engraved bricks and tiles by our partners, Bricks R Us, in the shape and size of your choice, can help you raise funds and provide donor recognition at the same time.
Charities, religious institutions, hospitals, animal organizations, government buildings, schools and colleges, civic organizations … all can benefit from this proven method of painless fund-raising.
You determine the price for which each individually personalized engraved brick or tile will be sold, and we help you successfully execute the campaign.
Bricks R Us will provide you with their low net price per inscribed item. The difference between those two costs is the direct profit to the charity or project of your choice. Best of all, your donor’s name or inscription is literally “set in stone” for a lifetime.
Install your personalized engraved bricks or tiles in outdoor walkways, indoor corridors, on plaza and terraces, even on vertical walls. Let your exact needs or your imagination be your guide.
Friends and Family Campaigns
A personal approach that turns your biggest fans into your biggest supporters.
Let Fundraise4U tap into the fundraising potential of your team’s friends and family networks. All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress-free, and deliver positive, impactful and sustainable results.
Your players provide us with the contact information of their friends and families, and we take care of the rest. It’s that simple, and your RETURN ON INVESTMENT is outstanding.
Get in touch to learn more.
FREE! Customer Service Call
At Fundraise4U, the customer is never an interruption of our work day...they are the reason for it! Give us a call today...
You will know every single day just how much your business and our relationship means to us, and we will leave no stone unturned in finding the right solutions for you. Let's talk about it.
Call 774-641-2522 today.
Fundraise4U provides fundraising solutions for coaches and athletic organizations that need to raise money, but either don't know how, or don't have the time or resources required to do it well.
Most coaches don't become coaches to raise money.
Let us help.
ATHLETIC FUNDRAISING SOLUTIONS
Meet The Team
Our founder Ted Priestly has built a track record of success in coaching, management, fundraising, marketing and strategic partnerships in a variety of industries, and Fundraise4U has been a dream come true on a personal and professional level, as it combines the best of both worlds: sports and fundraising, in a meaningful and impactful way.
From his first two decades as a college soccer coach (including fifteen years as head coach at Division I and Division II), then into the past decade in the world of fundraising and marketing, Ted has built a diverse and multicultural career with a deep and fundamental understanding of how to build relationships, develop, lead and motivate individuals and teams, and deliver sustainable results.
Ted lives in Chelmsford, MA with his wife, Melanie and their children, Luke and Maddie.
VP of Business Development
Bob comes to Fundraise4U from the Park School in Brookline, MA where he served as Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher for the past 25 years.
Bob was also the Athletic Director at Beaver Country Day School and the Assistant AD at Drew University. He has coached soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, basketball and tennis at Park, Middlesex School, Beaver Country Day, Drew University, Amherst College and UMASS Amherst. But his most significant achievements are definitely his three daughters who play (or played) field hockey at Denison University, Holy Cross and Ohio State.
Bob clearly has so much to offer across multiple sports, and together we look forward to delivering our fundraising solutions across the nation’s athletic landscape.