One Kid, One Bike, Big Success

Check this out from today’s ABC News:

“A young British schoolboy has raised more than 100,000 pounds ($160,000) Monday for Haiti’s relief effort by cycling round his local park.”

Two thoughts for even the smallest walkathons (or bikeathons):

  1. Yes, you can do this!
  2. He took donations via a web page.  Go online to maximize your fundraising and also so your walkathon can catch on “virally”, where friends tell friends who tell friends.

Read more…  UK 7-Year-Old Raises Tens of Thousands for Haiti – ABC News.

DoJiggy Grant Applications Due Nov 15

Here is a great opportunity for extra funds for your group.  Since walkathons are one of DoJiggy’s specialties, I think that if you’re planning a walkathon you may stand a good chance at winning one of their grants.   Application are due Nov. 15.    From their press release:

Boulder, CO (Oct. 27, 2009) – Online fundraising software services provider, DoJiggy, today announced a call for grant proposals for their DoJiggy Giving™ program. DoJiggy Giving supports nonprofits and community organizations through the donation of in-kind software services as well as a percentage of the company’s annual profits. This year the company plans to award five or more organizations with cash grants in the amount of $500 – $1,000.

For more info from DoJiggy, plus the application form…

Just for disclosure, I am not an affiliate of DoJiggy but took a look at their software.  It could be a nice tool for you to organize your event, worth a look.  For more info on software, see my older post, Online Fundraising Tools for Walkathons.

Go for it!  Somebody has to win so it might as well be you, right?

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