Fundraising via Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

Fundraising is always one of those interesting topics, in particular how to receive donations and make sure everything is hunky-dory for tax purposes.  In a recent update from the Steven Walter Foundation we have been advised they support the use of a site called Everyday Hero.  Now I’m slightly familiar with the site as a colleague at work uses it each year for his City to Surf fundraising. Essentially you create an account, nominate the charity you want the donations to go to, and then start spreading the word.

What makes this site valuable to someone like me is that people can make donations directly to the Steven Walter Foundation without me needing to handle money and issue receipts.  People who donate via the site receive an email with everything they need for tax time, quickly, easily and securely.  It will also allow me to track how much fundraising I have done and how far I need to go.

But there’s more!  They also have a Team Page ability where a person can setup a Team and have other people join.  What this does is allows a Team total to be tracked as well as individual totals.  So with blessings from the Steven Walter Foundation I created a Team page as well as my own page.  We’ll see how this works out over time but it certainly looks like a great way to go.

Edit: the links to EveryDay Hero are no longer working as the ride is over, however I raised in excess of $3,000

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Toasty

Hi, my name is Glenn Martin and in October 2010 I’ll be taking part in the Steven Walter Foundation “Ride Around Australia”. All participants are being asked to raise at least $2,500 to donate to the Steven Walter Foundation that goes to research into childhood cancer. I’m currently in my 30s, an IT professional living in Canberra Australia for the past 15 years or so. I’ve ridden motorbikes for 20 years and for the last 10 years my ride has been a ‘99 Yamaha Road Star, a big Japanese 1600cc V-Twin cruiser.

2 thoughts on “Fundraising via Everyday Hero”

  1. You can always get the little QWERTY keyboard attachment for the iPhone to make the typing easier. I beleive you can even get a speach-to-text app if you’re inclined that way.

  2. Thanks Rocky,

    At the moment there doesn’t appear to be an external keyboard on the market for the iPhone. There is a device called an itWing (sp?) but it is designed to slip over the iPhone and make it a bit more like a BlackBerry for the typing (so still thumbs).

    I appreciated the suggestion though.

    Regards,

    Toasty

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