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    • smcmahon
    • By smcmahon 26th Apr 18, 2:25 PM
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    Raising money for a school
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    • 26th Apr 18, 2:25 PM
    Raising money for a school 26th Apr 18 at 2:25 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Some friends and I are running a local 10K next month to raise money for our children's school. They are not a charity so I'm trying to figure out how to set up a fundraising page. We'll raise more if we can do this online.

    Many thanks for your help!
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    • Aaron.R
    • By Aaron.R 10th Sep 18, 12:35 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:35 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:35 PM
    Hhmm you Could create a basic wordpress site and explaing your cause and add paying method (paypal etc), should take somewhere from 2-6 hours if you follow youtube guides
    • _shel
    • By _shel 10th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
    My son ran a 1k Santa dash to raise money for his school and I just set up a just giving site. Took no time at all and we raised 300
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 10th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
    Within a school, there'd be some parent that would be willing to set it all up for you ... to do all the design/input and link to a payment gateway. Money could go directly to the school in that way, not through any other organisation. The School would be able to provide a Unique Reference Number for inbound payments to filter them out in accounting as "Payments In".

    Best to distance yourself from that side of things and simply request help from parents... and pick a suitably qualified one. There must be one that works in e-commerce/web-design because they're everywhere.
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 12th Sep 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 12th Sep 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 12th Sep 18, 4:35 PM
    Hhmm you Could create a basic wordpress site and explaing your cause and add paying method (paypal etc), should take somewhere from 2-6 hours if you follow youtube guides
    Originally posted by Aaron.R

    A gofundme type site for individuals or non-charity groups would look less dodgy/more professional. A newly launched blog page with the money going straight to a paypal account would look like a scam.

    eta: Justgiving has a crowdfunding section for non-charity donations/fundraising
    https://home.justgiving.com/startfundraising
    Last edited by Jenna Appleseed; 12-09-2018 at 4:37 PM.
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    • JustABit
    • By JustABit 30th Sep 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 6:24 AM
    Good cause, wish you luck achieving it
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 1st Oct 18, 2:22 PM
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    • 1st Oct 18, 2:22 PM
    The original post was made in April, the race due to have been run in May, so hopefully the OP found a solution
    • joyknights
    • By joyknights 4th Oct 18, 1:35 AM
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    • 4th Oct 18, 1:35 AM
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    • 4th Oct 18, 1:35 AM
    How about do some activities like a bake sale, marathon, and more? I hope that it will be a great success.
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