Our Top 10 Fundraising Ideas For April

Our top 10 fundraising ideas for april

By Veronica Olah

Idea #1: Raise Awareness For Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Show your support and help raise awareness and money for autism research, prevention, treatments, etc. When everyone comes together to support a cause, it goes even further. Want to support autism awareness right now? Donate a tweet here: https://fundly.com/autism-tweets.

Idea #2: Start An Office Tradition 

Who doesn’t love a little team bonding? Collect money  from your co-workers to start a new office tradition. The money can go towards drinks, food, a venue, etc. Take the initiative, everyone – including your boss – will think you’re brilliant!

Idea #3: Plan A Summer Trip 

With Spring break over summer is on the horizon! Itching to get out of town this summer? Raise money to go on a summer trip, with your family, friends, team or local group. Explore this wonderful world we live in…just don’t forget to send us pictures!

Idea #4: Get Some Help With Funding For Your Wedding 

Wedding season is almost here! We know paying for a wedding gets expensive – heck, many couples don’t go on a honeymoon because it just doesn’t fit the bill. Why not collect funds so you can have your dream wedding because you deserve it!

Idea #5: Host A DIY Party With Your Girlfriends 

Hosting a DIY party is such a fun and creative way to hang with your friends while doing something crafty. Crowdfund the supplies by asking your girlfriends to chip in money. Tip: Pinterest is always a good source to find your craft.

Idea #6: Make Someone Happy. Because Pharrell Said So

Why not do a random act of kindness for someone special? . Collect money to fund a makeover and shopping spree for someone you love that is starting a new career, has made a big change in their lives, or simply wants a fresh start.

Idea #7: Share Your Love For The Planet

Are you passionate about saving the Earth? We’ll it’s time to put that love to good use! Keep the spirit of Earth day alive by collecting funds for volunteer efforts, community gardens, wildlife preservation or simply organize a day in the park with family and friends.

Idea #8: Surprise Someone For Graduation 

Do you have a friend or family member who’s graduating high school or college? Travel can be expensive. Raise money to surprise them for graduation – who doesn’t like surprises?!

Idea #9: Get Your Mother The Most Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching – trust us it will be here before you know it! What do you get for the mother that has everything? In lieu of gifts, start a campaign to raise money for her favorite nonprofit or charity.

Idea #10: Go To Your Favorite Music Festival

Spring and summertime mean one thing for music lovers: music festivals! However, festivals aren’t cheap (i.e. Coachella, Stagecoach, etc). Between travel expenses, tickets, food and drinks you’re out of pocket a few hundred bucks! Collect funds from your family and friends to get to that festival!

Have a great fundraising idea? Tweet @Fundly to help our community do great things this spring.

Or start a campaign of your own right now!

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 Veronica Olah is Community Manager at Fundly.

Guest Blog: Help The Homeless Guy Blogger Get A New Laptop

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By Kevin Barbieux

My first experience being homeless began in February of 1982.  Since then I have accumulated some 15 years experience living on the streets, and a few more years living in halfway houses and other facilities. In 2002 I began blogging about my life as a chronically homeless person, first by using public library computers, and then with hand-me-down laptops as they were donated. One of the first things I learned as a homeless person is that the realities of  homelessness are a mystery to most people who have never been homeless themselves.  I write about homelessness so to give others a better understanding of the people who call the streets their home. I have been working as a homeless advocate ever since. My blog is http://thehomelessguy.blogspot.com.  

Some things I have done as a homeless advocate include participating in the creation of The Contributor, now the largest street newspaper in the country, sat on the Nashville Homelessness Commission and worked on the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness. I have also given talks whenever asked, usually at churches and universities.

Still, my strength is in advocating by way of the internet.  It reaches the widest audience. But as we all know, the way people use the internet changes as the technology grows. Ten years ago, blogs were very popular, yet that popularity has diminished over the years. Now video, specifically YouTube, has become the most accessed source for information, news, and entertainment. So to continue with my advocacy it is necessary that I expand into video as well.

The issue I am currently having is that the laptop I currently own does not have the functionality necessary to create the multimedia, mainly video, necessary to stay on the forefront of homeless advocacy. So, I have begun this Fundly account in an attempt to raise the funds necessary for a new and better laptop – and perhaps a new camera too if enough funds come in.

Thanks to Fundly, we are more than half way to the goal.

 

Inspired by Kevin’s story? Start raising money, we’d love to hear your story!

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Guest Blog: The New Jeff Campaign

By Jeff Newell

Jeff is raising money to attend the 2014 Your Weight Matters Convention so he can learn to overcome his obesity and develop a knowledge to help others.

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April #FundlyGivesBack Winner

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#FundlyGivesBack Winner: 

The hunt 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 rise to the top and rally around your campaigns.

We wish all of you could be our April #FundlyGivesBack winner, however, only one of you can win the $100 prize. We’re proud to announce that the winner crushed it on Instagram and Twitter. This person was thanking their donors over social media and had supporters sharing her campaign for #FundlyGivesBack like it was going out of style. :)

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

Winner: Christ The King Elementary School Fundraiser 

Congrats to Nancy, you blew us away on social media.

April #FundlyGivesBack Is Happening Now!

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

The hunt is officially on – your spring #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! We’ll be on the hunt all morning and night to find the campaign that’s sharing the most. Don’t skip a beat - make sure to follow us on social media  (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) because we’ll be sharing every story that comes our way!

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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World Autism Awareness Day

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April is officially here! It kicked off with April Fool’s Day yesterday (hopefully you didn’t get pranked too hard)! But now it’s all about Autism. Today, April 2nd marks the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day. Blue lights will be lit across the globe in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. Today is meant to raise awareness and funds, educate the community, promote and support Autism.

Autism is a disability that affects how a person communicates and socially interacts. We need your support to raise awareness and funds, educate the community, promote and support Autism. You can be a part of something amazing today. Join us and help raise awareness for Autism!

We’re running a speical crowdfunding campaign where you can donate a tweet to help raise awareness. The currency is social! Make sure to get your social networks involved so we can help spread awareness for Autism.

Have you ever done something to make someones day? Share your autism kindness act here.

Inspired by World Autism Awareness Day? Start raising money, we’d love to hear your story!Start For Free

 

 

March #FundlyGivesBack Winner

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#FundlyGivesBack Winner: 

You really sprung ahead (wink wink) this month with your tweets, shares and likes for #FundlyGivesBack! You should be proud because this month’s #FundlyGivesBack was better than ever, which makes it even harder to pick a winner but we can only award one $150 prize. The campaign that stood out the most absolutely crushed it on Twitter. They were always updating, tweeting,  mentioning their campaign and used the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag like it was going out of style for Spring :)

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

Winner: Helping Netta Crush Cancer 

Congrats to Shauna, you and your mother have an incredible support team!

March #FundlyGivesBack Is Happening Now!

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We’ve Lowered All Processing Fees On Donations To Your Campaign Today For #FundlyGivesBack!

Team Fundly has been hard at work brewing up a something special for this month’s #FundlyGivesBack. For the next 24 hours our processing fee is 6.9% so get as many donations as you can.

Enter To Win Our Contest

Not only will we be lowering your fees, but when you use the hashtag #FundlyGivesBack on social media and you’ll be automatically entered into our contest to win $150 towards your campaign.

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. The Fundly team will be manning our FacebookTwitter and Instagram all day to help drive more people to your campaign page. Make sure to follow us and send us a shout out so we don’t miss your story!

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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Guest Blog: Help Me Save Lives In Ghana Africa

By Tyra Ward

Tyra is going to Africa in June to volunteer as a nurse. She’s been working as an ER nurse at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for 3 years now. In Africa, she’ll be volunteering with IVHQ to treat patients with malaria, AIDs and patients who are malnourished.

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Inspired by Tyra’s story? Start raising money, we’d love to hear your story!

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Spring Fling: #FundlyGivesBack

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Spring Refresh Just Got Twice As Nice With A #FundlyGivesBack

Out with the old, in the the new – starting with this month’s #FundlyGivesBack. On Tuesday, March 25th we’re lowering the processing fee on every donation your campaign receives.

For 24 hours our pricing will be 6.9% instead of 7.9%. Of that total, 3.9% is for our platform (normally 4.9%) and 3% is for credit card processing.

After last month’s #FundlyGivesBack blew up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram we’ve decided to up the ante for March. In addition to a lowered processing fee we’re giving $150 to the campaign that gets the most social mentions, retweets and shares using the #FundlyGivesBack hashtag. We want your campaign to be in our face!

The Fundly team will be manning our FacebookTwitter and Instagram for 24-hours to help drive more people to your campaign page. Make sure you follow us now to get a jumpstart for Tuesday so it will be easier for us to share your campaign.

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