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I tend to hold multiple events throughout the year raising money for Extra Life. This year, I surpassed my goal during my second event, before game day! In order to incentivize donors, I'm raising my yearly goal for the event, with the intent of lowering back to the original goal afterwards. However, one of my friends had an idea - what if you could designate several events as part of your Extra Life campaign? Game Day itself could be one event, and any other big events someone does for Extra Life could be added, with their own sub-goals, dates, and details! In this case, I could have an event for my "Metroid Marathon" with a goal of $500, and another event for my "Board Game Marathon" for game day, with another goal of $500. I could then adjust each event's goal individually without altering the overall goal. What do you think? Would this be useful to other people?
Hi everyone! I posted this thread in my Guild forum and we've had some great responses, so I can only imagine what the rest of you can share! Since things have slowed down and we've all enjoyed a well earned rest after our year of fundraising, I thought it would be a good idea to get each other pumped and ready for next year! Fundraising is soon to end for 2015 and I'd love to hear some of the lessons you learned this year in your adventures with Extra Life - or any new ideas you are bringing with you into next year's efforts!
So there's a tip on the Extra Life site under "Experience - Best Practices - How to Actually Ask for Donations" that suggests getting a t-shirt and having people sign it for you to wear during your marathon. I have taken it a step further, and for a $5 donation I will write my friends names on my shirt. Bigger donation, bigger spot/better art (well...I can't draw, but it's better-ish) So far I have raised $330 just for the shirt. What makes this even better is it gives me an excuse to post more often about Extra Life. I get a donation and then can post the picture once I add the person's donation/art to the shirt. I tag them in the post "Thanks so much to @blahblah for donating! If anyone else wants on my shirt donate $5 or more at www.extra-life.org/participant/jax I've had great luck with this, and people will get really creative. I'm sharing the video I put out today about it. Took me about 3 minutes to make the video. WIN_20151026_13_00_08_Pro.mp4