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