Aisyah Rafa'ee: Crowdfunding Like a Champ

Aisyah is Singapores first and only Olympic rower. Her MAKEACHAMP campaign raised $12,692 which was 141% of her total campaign goal. It was a large success.  She recently qualified for Rio thanks to her hard work, the funds she raised and the support she received. Her successful campaign was shared 1300 times and she had 132 supporters. Why MAKEACHAMP? Aisyah began her MAKEACHAMP campaign while she was running low on funds while training in Sydney in preparation for the Olympic Qualifications. She had trained away from Singapore because she didnt have a coach back home or rowing partners. Training alone would...

Reaching the Crowd with your MAKEACHAMP campaign

Many athletes don't believe that they can reach the crowd with their campaigns. As a result, they are aiming to get most of their contributions from their small social circle. However, with the right ingredients and the right amount of work, athletes can launch campaigns that gather contributions from the crowd. Below, we've gathered some information to help you do exactly that!Market YourselfThe amount of work that you put into marketing yourself as an athlete prior to your campaign, will determine how far your campaign will go - how many contributions will come from the crowd. When you market yourself...

6 Benefits of Sharing Your Athlete Story

As an athlete, you have an incredible opportunity to share your journey and to create a dedicated following around your athletic career. A lot of MAKEACHAMP athletes are using their athlete fan pages before and after their campaigns to raise more funds, to attract and retain sponsors, and to maintain and grow their community of supporters. Using your athlete page before your campaign is a great way to market yourself as an athlete, and create a community of followers who will help you launch your campaign towards success. Continuing to use your athlete fan page after your campaign is done is...

Cecilia Garcia: Crowdfunding like a Champ

Tips and Tricks of SuccessCecilia Garcia is a rower from Montreal,Quebec, Canada who raised $920, which was 102% of her total MAKEACHAMP campaign goal. Her crowdfunding campaign was geared towards a training camp in Florida during the winter period. She created a MAKEACHAMP campaign because the rowers were in charge of their own fees for this camp. This is Cecilia’s first crowdfunding campaign. She chose MAKEACHAMP after having met two members of the MAKEACHAMP team and she learned a lot about this international platform. Cecilia found the platform clear and easy to understand. Also, the fact that members of the...