[ubuntu-us-ma] Tips/advice for successful community funded (marketing) projects?
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Wed Feb 17 21:15:31 GMT 2010
Sorry, I think I missed the beginning of the thread on what you are
I've done a bit of fundraising for some Sugar on a Stick projects and there
are small grants available depending on who you are and what and especially
where you are working.
The Do Something Grant of $500 for college and high school students was
successful for us for instance.
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Danny Piccirillo <
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Thanks guys, if anybody has other good fundraising ideas, please post
> So far, there seem to be a few different ways to fundraise:
> - Holding regular events where people can make small donations
> - Does anybody have any creative ideas for events (besides
> installfests) where this could be successful? I'd like to organize a booth
> on the street in a popular part of the city to showcase Ubuntu
> - Buying something in bulk and selling (the Ubuntu Massachusetts team
> did this with aluminum Ubuntu case badges<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam/Projects/AluminiumCaseBadges>
> - What else have people sold, or think might be good to sell?
> - Just plain old announcing a project and looking for funders (Ubuntu
> Massachusetts is doing this with Anime Boston<http://ubuntu-massachusetts.com/events/9/>
> - Any ideas on how to do this more effectively?
> - Other methods you can think of?
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 21:54, Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
>> Op vrijdag 05-02-2010 om 13:13 uur [tijdzone -0500], schreef Jamal:
>> > I'm not particularly familiar with the topic of fundraising, so I
>> > apologize if my comments aren't helpful.
>> > How would it work if you asked attendees to donate a low amount for
>> > such events as release parties or other type of gatherings? They are
>> > expected to receive dinner, so I don't see why that would be too much
>> > to ask for. What are your thoughts?
>> Well, "release parties" are different things for every locoteam, but if
>> you have a party where people can eat/drink, then of course it's useful
>> to make a little bit of profit on that!
>> Also, asking for donations can be really useful sometimes. Most people
>> will give you a small amount like 0.50 or 1 € here, but sometimes
>> somebody gives 10 of 20 € too (e.g. because they are happy with Ubuntu,
>> have no time to volunteer, and thus want to help another way).
>> Donations can also be in addition to the base price of something, e.g.
>> if a drink is 1,50 €, make posters that any change money not claimed is
>> for the benefit of the locoteam, so if somebody pays with 2 € and says
>> "keep the change", you make an (extra) 0.50 € profit for the locoteam.
>> (Of course that's not possible when you are at a venue where you can't
>> sell your own drinks/food. Make sure you use a venue where you can.
>> Volunteering for the bar is also a good way for non-technical people to
>> help the locoteam!)
>> PS: the € is used as an example monetary unit, replace by whatever is
>> used in your country! ;-)
>> Jan Claeys
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>> loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com
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