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Testimonial Thursday - St. Patrick's College Case Study

How St Patrick's College Cavan achieved a 100% Purchase Success Rate, with the help of ClubSpot

Founded in 1871, St Patrick's College has provided education to boys in the Cavan region for over 150 years. With over 500 students attending, the school offers a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities. The parents council are largely involved in school activities, and strive to provide support to the school throughout the year.

Challenges faced

St Patrick's College Cavan Parents Association have undertaken a number of fundraising activities in the past, and recently sought to run an annual fundraising draw. However, they faced a number of challenges:

  • How to establish and manage a database for future fundraising activities in a GDPR compliant way.

  • Selling both online and offline tickets.

  • High workload facing admins.

Key Objectives

St Patrick's College Cavan Parents Association had key objectives that they needed from an online fundraising system:

  • Establishing a successful online draw.

  • An easy, fast, and secure online way for parents and and others to purchase tickets.

  • Generating more ticket sales.

  • Publishing effective social media posts about the draw.

  • Easy to run online fundraising system with low administrative work.


St Patrick's College Cavan Parents Association enlisted ClubSpot's help to achieve its key objectives through the ClubSpot online fundraising platform. This included:

  • St Pat's College Cavan online web-based fundraising site.

  • Administrative portal to manage draw, track payments and generate winners.

  • FREE 1 Hour fundraising consultancy.

  • ClubSpot fundraising strategy guide.

  • ClubSpot fundraising database capabilities and GDPR compliance.


Through the ClubSpot Platform, the parent's association managed to achieve its key objectives and revolutionise its annual fundraising draw.

  • They achieved a check-out completion rate of 100%, meaning all initiated purchases were completed and there were no failed payments.

  • Over €6,250 raised.

  • Over 750 tickets sold in total.

  • Average spend per customer was €20.

  • Over 330 transactions were completed online.

  • Social media posts boosted online ticket sales.

  • The ClubSpot platform offered supporters a quick, easy, and secure ticket purchasing method.

  • A unique database of purchasers to target for future fundraisers was built.

  • The association achieved an easy, low workload way of running its draw.

  • St. Pats can also now use the ClubSpot platform for selling digital tickets for school events.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Increased revenue and tickets sold.

  • Reduce admin time and workload

  • Secure online ticket purchases.

  • Engage parents and supporters.

  • Database of unique supporters to target for future fundraisers

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