Let us walk you through the basics of sports fundraising and SPONSOR.ME.
How it works
In short, fundraising (also known as crowdfunding) is referred to collecting small amounts money from a large number of people or businesses, typically via the Internet. A person or an organization creates a fundraiser (also called a "campaign" or a "project" on other crowdfunding platforms) and shares it with the family, friends and fans through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc. Some people go further and print physical brochures. The people brought to the fundraiser's page read the story and kaboom! the person or organization starts getting donations from all around the world. All the donations are then transferred to the fundraising manager's bank or PayPal account.
The essential element of fundraising success is sharing. Once your fundraiser is approved and published, you can share it. Simply visit your fundraiser's page and press the Share button at the bottom of your screen.
Once you share your fundraiser, be prepared to receive (hopefully, a lot of) donations. You need to keep your fundraiser alive and up-to-date to keep the donations coming. Otherwise, your followers and potential sponsors will lose interest.
You can withdraw your collected donations as soon as your fundraiser has ended. On SPONSOR.ME, you will receive all the money you have raised regardless of whether your fundraiser has reached the goal or not.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have collected and answered the most commonly asked questions about fundraising and SPONSOR.ME.
Fundraising is a special way of financing projects (and dreams!), where a fundraiser is started by a person or organization, and everyone (people and businesses) are invited to support the project through small donations, also called micro-payments. Another word for fundraising is crowdfunding.
SPONSOR.ME is one of the world's largest platforms for sports fundraising. We make it easy for athletes and teams to create and share their fundraisers with the community to fund their sports projects and dreams. Thousands of organizations are already using SPONSOR.ME and there are more than 50 reasons why you should join them.