August #FundlyGivesBack Winner

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#FundlyGivesBack Winner: 

We have a winner, folks! We loved seeing all of your tweets, shares and mentions for #FundlyGivesBack. We love #FundlyGivesBack days because we get to see the Fundly community rally around your campaigns.

We wish all of you could be our Labor Day #FundlyGivesBack winner, however, only one of you can win the $100 prize. We’re proud to announce that the winner crushed it on Google+. This person was overall in our face, thankful and killed it on social media using the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag!

Check out everyone that used the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag. Without further adieu, the winner of #FundlyGivesBack is:

August #FundlyGivesBack Is Happening Now!

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We’re Reducing Processing Fees On All Donations To Your Campaign Today!

Quit working and start giving back because your Labor Day #FundlyGivesBack is here! For the next 24 hours our processing fee is 6.9% so get as many donations as you can. AND when you share your campaign using #FundlyGivesBack you’ll be entered to win $100 towards your campaign.

Enter To Win Our Contest

The more shares, tweets and mentions the higher chance you have of winning! The more creative your shares, tweets and mentions, the higher chance you have of winning! Make sure to check our hashtag board throughout the day to see where you stand on the leaderboard and what other campaign owners are doing.

Not running a Fundly campaign but still want to be a part of #FundlyGivesBack? You can help by donating to a campaign in your area or browse by a category that interests you. Sharing the hashtag gets you into a contest too!

Happy fundraising!

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How Fundly Does the #icebucketchallenge

Watch Fundly team member John complete the #icebucketchallenge for the ALS Association (he donated too!).

“I give because people are capable of achieving amazing things, but nobody can do it without a little help.”

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John Chow, Fundly Engineer

Happy Giving!

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11-year-old Raises Money for Youth Basketball

By Shay, Age 11

Basketball is fun. It’s something I look forward to every single day and has given me a chance to make some awesome friends.

I’m lucky enough to play on a great club basketball team where I get all of the gear I need to play. I started Alley-Oop Kids to help other kids get the same opportunity and gear that I have. I need your help with my very first project!

I am partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula to provide kid-thought-out athletic gear packs to approximately 60 kids between the ages of 8 and 15 for their Fall 2014 after school basketball program. I think all kids should get a shot at having a great basketball experience.

For more information check out: www.alleyoopkids.org

Thanks for your help and keep ballin’!

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July #FundlyGivesBack Winner

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#FundlyGivesBack Winner: 

We have a winner, folks! We loved seeing all of your tweets, shares and mentions for #FundlyGivesBack. We love #FundlyGivesBack days because we get to see the Fundly community rally around your campaigns.

We wish all of you could be our July #FundlyGivesBack winner, however, only one of you can win the $100 prize. We’re proud to announce that the winner crushed it on Twitter. This person thanked all her donors via social media and overall killed it on Twitter using the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag!

Check out everyone that used the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag. Without further adieu, the winner of #FundlyGivesBack is:

July #FundlyGivesBack Is Happening Now!

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We’re Reducing Processing Fees On All Donations To Your Campaign Today!

Grab your crew and heat up your campaign because your July #FundlyGivesBack is here! For the next 24 hours our processing fee is 6.9% so get as many donations as you can. AND when you share your campaign using #FundlyGivesBack you’ll be entered to win $100 towards your campaign.

Enter To Win Our Contest

The more shares, tweets and mentions the higher chance you have of winning! The more creative your shares, tweets and mentions, the higher chance you have of winning! Make sure to check our hashtag board throughout the day to see where you stand on the leaderboard and what other campaign owners are doing.

Not running a Fundly campaign but still want to be a part of #FundlyGivesBack? You can help by donating to a campaign in your area or browse by a category that interests you. Sharing the hashtag gets you into a contest too!

Happy fundraising!

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5 Crowdfunding Ideas That Are Hot This Summer

By Krystal Gandola 

Idea #1: Fund a Gap Year for a High School Graduate

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British students have been doing this for years. Basically, a gap year is when a student takes a year off after high school to gain experience in the real world. This could mean traveling the world, completing an internship at (fill in your dream company), building a house for a needy family, or starting that archaeological excavation you always dreamed of doing in your backyard.

Who ever knew helping that special teenager in your life could be this fun?

To learn more about the gap year phenomenon in America, listen to NPR’s rockin podcast on the topic. For some Fundly inspiration, browse our successful Trip and Adventure fundraisers going on right now.

Idea #2: Help a Budding Novelist Write the Next Great American Novel

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You know those perfect summer days? The ones spent lounging by your favorite beach, pool, or park and reading that book you have been wanting to read for months? Sigh.

It is an undeniable fact that people love good books, be it summer or winter. How awesome would it be if you could be an integral part of the creation of the ultimately cool book: the next “great” American novel?

Help that starving novelist eat more than mac and cheese while they contemplate the grand human experience. Fund an American writer and support the creative arts!

Idea #3: Score the 2018 World Cup Trophy for the U.S. by Supporting a Youth Soccer League

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Soccer fever is at an all time high in the great US-of-A. More Americans tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup than any other in history! And it’s no surprise, after Tim Howard’s record saves for the Yanks.

With more than 20 million American kids participating in youth soccer, it is only a matter of time before the next Mia Hamm, Lionel Messi, or David Beckham comes along.

Help find the next great American contender by supporting a local youth soccer league. Donations can go to offset the costs of sports equipment, traveling expenses, or team uniforms. Go team, go! Check out the awesome sports fundraisers going on now.

Idea #4: Hire an Ice Cream Truck for the Day and Give Out Free Cones

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July is National Ice Cream Month. Why not celebrate by raising funds to give ice cream to kids in your local community? You could even park outside a local homeless shelter and hand out ice cream to kids going through tough times.

Don’t forget to share the love with the adults in your life, who could use a cone or two (or three).  Hire a truck for your company fundraiser, neighborhood party, or your local church group.

Check out this Florida guy, who raised over $1,000 and gave out free ice cream on his birthday.

Idea #5: Forgo the Traditional Wedding Registry and Fundraise for your Future instead

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Engaged couples around the world have been hand-picking Waterford crystal glasses, oil drizzle dispensers, and monogrammed towel sets for centuries. If fine china sets aren’t your thing, we have a solution! These days, couples are opting to raise money for travel adventures, their favorite charity, or their future home.

Start your own wedding fund, and see what others have done before you.

Have a great fundraising idea? Start raising money and make it happen!

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SC Phenoms Advance To Nationals

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By Valerie Gaffney Thomas

To allow 4 high school athletes to compete at Junior Olympics and reach the goals they have set for themselves. #HARDWORKWORKSHARD #JUMPSQUAD

Four SC PHENOMS athletes have powered-through district qualifier and national qualifier advancing to the National Junior Olympics! You can help them get there… without even breaking a sweat. We’re so proud of these students and their commitment to improvement. They train no less than 5 days a week to achieve their goals, and the results speak for themselves.

Our team, the SC Phenoms, has earned 15 medals in 3 events this summer; including eight gold, four silver and three bronze medals in track and field. Adanma, Nia and Frankie all jumped national elite numbers this summer. Frankie Thomas even set a new state high jump record this season. Now their hard at work training for the Nationals… but they need your support.

The Junior Olympics begin on July 26 in Des Moines, Iowa, and we have to raise approximately $12,300 in order to compete. There are airfare expenses, as well as lodging, meals, entry fees, equipment, and car rentals. Without assistance, our team could end up watching the games from their living rooms instead of the Olympic grounds.

We are hopeful that our community of friends and family will recognize the value in supporting these young achievers. After all, an investment in their future brings promise to our own. Would you please lend a hand to our ambitious students as they prepare for the obstacles ahead? Let’s show that we care about their efforts and are pulling for them as a community of supporters. This way, they can focus on the field of competition… knowing that we’ve got their backs.

Thank you for your consideration… and LET’S GO SC PHENOMS!!!!

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June #FundlyGivesBack Winner

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#FundlyGivesBack Winner: 

The search is over! We loved seeing all of your tweets, shares and mentions for #FundlyGivesBack. It’s one of our favorite days because we get to see the Fundly community rally around your campaigns.

We wish all of you could be our June #FundlyGivesBack winner, however, only one of you can win the $100 prize. We’re proud to announce that the winner crushed it on Twitter and Facebook. This person was got support from their friends and family to use the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag! Not to mention they raised over $1000 on #FundlyGivesBack day!

Check out everyone that used the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag. Without further adieu, the winner of #FundlyGivesBack is:

June #FundlyGivesBack Is Happening Now!

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We’re Reducing Processing Fees On All Donations To Your Campaign Today!

Grab your crew and heat up your campaign because your June #FundlyGivesBack is here! For the next 24 hours our processing fee is 6.9% so get as many donations as you can. AND when you share your campaign using #FundlyGivesBack you’ll be entered to win $100 towards your campaign.

Enter To Win Our Contest

The more shares, tweets and mentions the higher chance you have of winning! The more creative your shares, tweets and mentions, the higher chance you have of winning! Make sure to check our hashtag board throughout the day to see where you stand on the leaderboard and what other campaign owners are doing.

Not running a Fundly campaign but still want to be a part of #FundlyGivesBack? You can help by donating to a campaign in your area or browse by a category that interests you. Sharing the hashtag gets you into a contest too!

Happy fundraising!

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