Last week on the Froglooop blog, we highlighted 7 helpful crowdfunding tips. Now it's time to take those tips and put them into practice to raise money for your organization. You can get started right away with three inspiring fundaising challenges launching this month.
Give Local America Challenge, May 6th
Over 7,000 nonprofits, plus celebrities like Kevin Bacon, are expected to participate in the one-day Give Local America charitable, online crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday, May 6th. The 24-hour campaign aims to motivate donors to contribute to their favorite causes.
Organizers hope to transform grassroots philanthropy in the United States by activating a record number of people, including many new donors, to support the hometown charities that make a profound difference in their communities. Be sure and also check out their information-packed infographic.
Give Out Day 2014, May 15th
Give OUT Day, which happens on May 15th, is a national initiative that will engage hundreds of organizations and mobilize thousands of people across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.
It’s a chance for LGBTQ groups, large and small, to work across the wide range of issues and activities that matter to the LGBTQ communities, ranging from sports to policy change, families to the arts.
Veterans Charity Challenge 2, May 22nd
The Veterans Charity Challenge 2 started by Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects is an online fundraising competition where organizations that support America's Heroes, such as veterans, military families, police and firefighters, compete to raise the most money. The top teams will win cash prizes from craigconnects.
Everything launches on Thursday, May 22nd at 12:00pm ET and runs through Thursday, July 3rd at 11:59:59am ET.
- The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $20,000 donation for their charity from craigconnects.
- Second place gets $10,000.
- Third gets $5000.
There will also be bonus challenges each week where charities can win extra donations for their cause ranging from $500 to $3000.