6 reasons crowdfunding is more than just about funding

Without question, crowdfunding for athletes and teams is becoming increasingly popular. A campaign is simply the quickest and most efficient way to raise funds for your goals. In a world where getting money from sponsors is nearly impossible and there is an increased demand on the athlete to travel globally, getting funds quickly is instrumental. However, crowdfunding for athletes is so much more than simply collecting funds online. Below weve listed some of the unexpected benefits you get from running a crowdfunding campaign for your sport on MAKEACHAMP.1. Increased Online exposure Besides the cash that you get from your campaign, exposure...

Selling goods? Sponsorship? No, it's Crowdfunding

Since 2012, crowdfunding for athletes, teams and sport organizations has been becoming increasingly popular. Prior to 2012 and the launch of MAKEACHAMP, there were mainly 4 ways to raise funds for your athletic goals:  Sponsorships Sponsorships Donations Selling goods/services Physically (baked goods, carwash, etc...) Online (selling t-shirts online) Grants Now, we are introducing the 5th way to raise funds - crowdfunding. Without a doubt, crowdfunding for athletes, teams and organizations is effective and powerful. However, it can be hard to define and categorize. Where does crowdfunding stand in the categories specified above? Does crowdfunding lay under sponsorship or is it selling...

The Right Mindset To Get Sponsored

The biggest barrier that holds back athletes from marketing themselves and getting sponsors is their mindset. The first thing that athletes ask is ‘what do they need to share online to get sponsored?’ or ‘what do I write in my sponsorship proposal?’.   Before getting to those steps, it’s important to adjust the way you see yourself as an athlete and how you think about the companies you are approaching will determine your success.   There are some critical psychological barriers that athletes need to overcome so that they will able to create the right online marketing to facilitate sponsorship....

1 Year To Go Until Rio, Don't Forget About Funding

With one year to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic games, it is easy to get swept by the preparation and forget about the funding needed to get there. Making sure you have enough funds available to travel to the competitions is just as important as making sure you are physically ready to perform.   It happen way too often that an athlete or a team will run out of funds and will not be able to make the qualification. For example, the Canadian women’s beach volleyball pair ran out of funds late in qualifying season before 2012 Olympic Games....