The Story Of Ruby Bridges
(Scholastic Bookshelf) by Robert
Category: BiographyPlease, God, try to forgive those ...
Trying to raise money is not an easy undertaking. I have spent the last 10 years of my life trying to raise money for some cause or other. When I was a schoolboy I spent hours on the cold streets of London over Christmas shaking a box trying to raise money for some charity or other. As I got older my fundraising schemes got a little more complex and intricate. I began organising raffles and went door to door selling tickets. During the summer I organised charity bbq's which were always very popular and during the winter it was always a mystery tour.
Some of these activities were successful and some were not so successful, there were always numerous variables that came into play. However, one thing I was always guaranteed of was that I had to put in a lot of effort for sometimes a minimal reward. So, of course I was always on the lookout for new ways to fundraise.
Over the last number of years I began to notice how popular fantasy football leagues were becoming. In my football team dressing room I often over heard people joking about who was winning and who was coming last. It seemed to take precedent over normal football teams. I began thinking how could I leverage this to fundraise for the local football team..... and EUREKA! Why not organise my own fantasy sports league amongst club members and charge them a small fee for entering.
In my first go I got 153 entrants and charged them 20 each to enter. I offered prizes 300 for first, 200 for second, and 100 for third. I raised a total of 3060, 600 of which went to prizes meaning a profit of 2460. This was significant money for my club and players mostly signed up themselves meaning I didn't have to do much selling. However, it did require a lot of work printing out sheets and counting up scores and then publishing them on the club notice board.
I thought to myself what if I could put this new fundraising idea online. I have a number of friends who are web developers so put it to them. I asked them would this be a plausible idea? They all thought that it would be! That most of the admin work I was doing could be handled online automatically.
This is when my brain really got going. Here I was sitting on a unique fundraising idea that I could potentially open up to the world using the power of the internet. So, I broke open the piggy bank and got some web developers to put together OurClubFundraiser.com. Now any club,society or group can sign up and give it a go.
It is FREE to sign up and give it a go and we only charge you if you are making money. So, if you are like me and are a serial fundraiser give OurClubFundraiser a go. It will save you a significant amount of time and hassle!