Almost 1 month ago, I helped my daughter setup a personal fundraiser campaign. The purpose of the fundraiser was to help her raise money that she would put toward the expenses associated with her synchronized swimming career. She currently swims at a national level, practices 21-24hours per week, and competes all across Canada. She is 13 in a 13-15 division.
Interest in the campaign was good, donations started to trickle in, but it needed something to push it over the top and really get the ball rolling. Approximately 1 week into the fundraiser, Sydney approached me for advice on how to promote the fundraiser (I think she was secretly hoping I would donate). This is where I stepped in and started helping to promote the fundraiser through my social media accounts. I shared it out on Twitter, Facebook, my blog, and Empire Avenue. I even added a bonus through Empire Avenue where people who contributed to the fundraiser would be eligible to claim a series of missions that would total 1,000,000 eaves.
Some stats for the curious: 75 Facebook shares, 66 Twitter shares, 18 Tumblr shares, 209 blog comments, $450 in donations.
As of today, the Empire Avenue bonus is on Mission #21, and has donated 5,250,000 eaves to its contributors. Several of the members have even made secondary contributions to the fundraiser, and are starting on their second million in bonus eaves. There are still 4 opening available to be claimed in this 1,000,000 eave bonus community. Donate now to claim your bonus!
Thank you so much to everybody who has helped out with the fundraiser, your shares, comments, and words of motivation are a huge boost to the strain associated with training at this caliber.