Best way to raise funds online (getting a lad to the Winter Olympics content)
I’ve got a mate who’s been selected to represent GB in ice climbing at the Olympics next year but for him to get there he’s going to need the best part of £10k to fund his Olympic year with training and transport / accommodation etc for comps, world cups and the games.
He’s already looking at getting sponsors on board but I’ve suggested he looks at setting something up like a bank or paypal account so he can receive money from friends, family or people just wanting to get a British lad to the Olympics.
I know of websites like http://www.indiegogo.com offer a service similar to just giving but take a 4% cut.Posted 4 years ago
Anyone have a good ideas?? With social media etc the way it is I reckon if he can get enough exposure and people willing to bung the odd couple of quid it’s easily doable but it doing it in a way that is easy for people to make a donation.thepuristSubscriber
Take a look at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk – takes a cut from online retailers when people spend money there. I’ve got no direct experience but I’ve just had an email from another sport who are using it to help raise money to support teams going to future world and european champs.Posted 4 years agoioloMember
I hope he does well.Posted 4 years ago
My only concern is that is £10k going to be enough?
A years training, transport, accommodation, diet etc.
It doesn’t go so far so maybe set the barrier a bit higher.
It’s better that than saying thanks for last time but now I need more.
Tell him good luck.gravitysucksMember
cheers for the suggestions guys.
He’s already on top of trying to get sponsorship but some good ideas about promo \ demo \ coaching days etc. I guess it also comes down to not spreading himself to thin were training could be affected.
BMC arn’t the best when it comes to financing stuff unfortunately, he’s still got his fingers crossed but even if he is lucky it wouldn’t cover that much when you take everything into account.
This is really just to figure out the best way to receive money. obviously the easier it is to donate the more chance he’s got of people dropping the odd quid here and there
If your interested have a nosey at his website….
and some info about his olympic dream…
Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I cant help in particular on climbing, but I do know from competitive skiing days that once you got to national squad level then you automatically got some stuff paid for ie hotels, training camps etc.
Surely BOC will be organising a whole raft of support for all team members and that should be the place to start. Afterall they will expect him to turn up in Team GB stuff, and he will have to be careful as to what sponsorship he gets privately.
Back in my day it was approaching local companies, telling them what exposure you are going to get nationally or locally etc etc.Posted 4 years ago
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