Posted on January 26, 2010 by walkathonguide
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):
- Yes, you can do this!
- 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.
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Posted on October 30, 2009 by walkathonguide
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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