Little League®, in partnership with Sports Connect (the Official League Technology Provider of Little League) is excited to offer local chartered Little Leagues a new opportunity to raise money through a secure and cost-efficient virtual fundraising platform called Stack Raise. Virtual fundraising, also known as “crowdfunding,” is a popular way to help a local Little League raise funds to support their program, and we are pleased to provide this, easy-to-use resource as we head into the 2021 season, especially as we continue to navigate through during these difficult times.
League officers that are currently listed in the Little League Data Center will receive an email from Little League International inviting them to sign up for the program via the Data Center. The sign-up form on the Data Center will collect all information needed to confirm your league’s eligibility for the program, which includes a set of requirements about your league operations, and allow the Stack Raise team to begin to build your league’s fundraising page. To maximize your fundraising potential, please register for this program through the Little League Data Center by March 3, as Little League will be promoting a nationwide campaign for community support from March 15-31, 2021.
**IMPORTANT** In order to be eligible for the discounted processing fee rates on donations collected offered only to affiliated Little League programs, leagues MUST sign up through the Little League Data Center. Registration through the Stack Raise website are not eligible for discounted fees. If you have questions about your league’s eligibility, please review the detailed eligibility requirements. You may also contact Little League Support if you have outstanding questions.
International Leagues: Please note, at this time only Local Little Leagues in the United States can participate in this organized virtual fundraising campaign utilizing Stack Raise. International Leagues may participate in the campaign and should refer to the Guidance for International Leagues for considerations that may impact your specific country.
About Sports Connect & Stack Raise
Stack Raise, powered by Stack Sports, is the easiest way for sports leagues and teams to raise money online during the sports year. Using a simple and secure interface, leagues can easily promote their own donation page to their constituents for online, contactless fundraising.
Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, is Little League’s official league technology partner supporting chartered leagues nationwide. Sports Connect offers custom technology integrations and features designed specifically for Little League that you cannot find anywhere else. From their robust mobile-first registration, modern website designs and integrated risk management, Sports Connect has all your league’s bases covered. Their flexible, and easy-to-use platform is also backed by unrivaled customer service, including regularly scheduled, Little League-specific Q&A webinars and helpful training videos.
Leagues that utilize Sports Connect, can easily utilize existing tools like website posts, emails to constituents and banner ads to promote the virtual fundraising campaign. For more detailed step by step instructions check out our Lift Your League Marketing Guide.