I found a link for this on the Newsfeed, so I came by to check it out.
I like your format. First of all, it's a great idea to have the fundraiser go from the 15th to the next 15th. It makes it different from the usual month format from day 1 through day 30 or 31.
I also like that you choose two activities that change with each round. Running contest or offering activities is expensive and hosts always make good use of extra funds.
For the most part, your page is well set up, but I have some concerns.
The contest will run from the 15th of the current month to the 15th of the next month.
The fundraiser will run from the 15th of the current month to the 15th of the next month.
There are 2 part to this fundraiser: the raffle, and the Merit Badges and awardicons' shop. Both are greatly appreciated!
If you are going to treat merit badges as proper nouns that you capitalize, then you should do the same for the awardicons. They are the same type of thing. Grammatically, they should both be lowercase, but for the sake of visibility, capitalizing both makes sense here. You do not need the apostrophe after awardicons. It is plural (many) not possessive.
Why are both greatly appreciated? By whom? Don't you appreciate others taking part?
There are 2 parts to this fundraiser: the raffle, and the Merit Badges and Awardicons shop. Your participation in both is greatly appreciated!
The raffle's ticket are 500 GPs each.
The raffle tickets are 500 GPs each.
Just let me know waht you want and attach the total GPs to the item.
Just let me know what you want and attach the total GPs to the message or email.
When you describe how the funds will be distributed, you add this at the end:
and 10% to this group.
and 20% to this group.
Which group is that? What does "this" group do? Why does it keep 10% and 20%? If you are collecting the GPs to help out with your membership, then that is totally OK, just say it. The more you tell people what happens with the funds you are raising, the more confidence participants will have.
This is a big concern of mine. What do you mean when you promise:
An exclusive MB, please! (25,000 GPs for an exclusive MB.)
"Exclusive" means a merit badge that can only be given out by very specific people or group members. If you have an exclusive MB that can be bought, you should show it on the page.
Any badge that you can give out that you did not get commissioned by Storymistress is a non-exclusive MB.
If you have made a deal with members who can give out exclusive MBs, then you should list which ones those are. There are dozens of badges that you can't promise. You are making this unnecessarily difficult if someone asks for a badge that you can't award.
I suggest you delete this offer or you list exactly which exclusive badges you have access to.
I am giving your forum 3 stars for now. I really want to give you 5 stars. Once you've fixed the grammar errors and have explained where the 10% and 20% go, as well as explained which non-exclusive MBs you can promise, I will delete my rating and give you 5 stars. I want your fundraiser to be super successful, that is why I just took the time to really dig in and give you the best advice I can give. None of this is meant to make you think you are not doing good. I just want it to be the BEST.