September Community Updates: Product first!

Hey there! I’m Hannah, the MAKEACHAMP community manager, and I'm excited to tell you that we’ve been working hard this summer to come out with some hot new pages and features to make up for the lack of hot weather here in Montreal! Here’s what you can expect to see in our latest version:

6 façons de reconnaitre et de remercier vos contributeurs et commanditaires

Le secret du succès d'une campagne est de reconnaitre et remercier publiquement vos contributeurs. Lisez ce blogue pour savoir pourquoi c'est un moyen efficace de promouvoir votre campagne et de maintenir le flux de contributions. Voici quelques conseils pour utiliser les réseaux sociaux à votre avantage en remerciant publiquement: Identifiez le contributeur avec un «tag» (@ nom complet) - Pour vérifier si le tag fonctionne, lorsque vous cliquez sur leur nom, vous serez redirigé vers leur page. Ajoutez un message personnel Insérez un lien vers votre campagne Les messages de remerciements devraient être affichés seulement 2 à 3 fois par...

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...