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Contests & Activities: March 25, 2020 Issue [#10092]

 This week: Creative Fundraising
  Edited by: warpedsanity
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

Have a contest and want to raise funds to support it? Or maybe you need funds to help with keeping your membership up to date? One way to do so is through creating a fundraiser. This newsletter discusses ways of making your fundraiser pop and reach a large WdC audience.

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Letter from the editor

Whether you are using a raffle, auction, or a combination of both, making your fundraiser stand out increases your possibility of earning funds.

Share the wealth

There are plenty of active groups around WdC that could use funds. Typically, those who your fundraiser supports will be willing to include packages of their own to your fundraiser and/or are likely to also advertise for you.

Add some bling

Spice up your fundraiser by giving it a theme and assign it a catchy title to match. Or you could turn it into a game, where members pay for the opportunity to play for the opportunity of winning a portion of the jackpot. A few pay per play games that were successful here, where Monopoly and Wheel of Fortune. Of course, you shouldn't use those two because they have already been done, but they are a few examples of what worked to encourage participation.

Insure fairness

If you are including a raffle, make sure to use the random dice app here on WdC. This way you can insure there is no favoritism and prove it by sharing a link to the dice roll.

Be prompt

Make sure to conduct your fundraiser during a time when you can be attentive. If you disappear for long bouts of time, it can get confusing if a lot of people submit to your fundraiser, especially if it is an auction. Many people understand that life happens, but if too often their bid goes unnoticed, they are less likely to support your fundraiser.

Protect the Anonymous

Some people prefer to be anonymous when buying for a secret pal or as a secret santa. Allow for them to send you an e-mail when purchasing and check your e-mail often. Then when they make a purchase, post a message in the forum tagging the recipient. This shows the purchaser that you did add it to your fundraiser and also makes the recipient aware to. In addition, it gives the recipient an opportunity to thank the gifter where they can view it easily.

Editor's Picks

Mad Hatter's Tea Party  (E)
March Madness at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Raffle & Auction Extravaganza.
#2074069 by Choconut's In Wonderland! 🍰

The RAOK Raffle!   (E)
Welcome to the RAOK Raffle! Tickets for just 500 gps each!
#2209671 by Xiea

Spread the Love Raffle  (13+)
Do you like Merit Badges? Write a review and get a ticket!
#2132498 by Kittiara

Rach's Chocolate Emporium  (13+)
A place to purchase reviews, merit badges, and awardicons. We also sell yummy chocolate.
#2155763 by Choconut's In Wonderland! 🍰

The Simple Fundraiser  (E)
Support groups and activities around Writing.Com
#1889041 by Annette

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