The Isac Amaya Foundation (IAF) is seeking innovative and effective fundraising ideas that students can execute to fund their college education.
Eureka: The Contest is calling on organizations, individuals and anyone with a creative mind to submit a multidimensional fundraising plan for a chance to win $2,000. Participants are required to submit a 1-2 page concept paper detailing their idea. A panel will choose the top 5 ideas and their originators will then pitch them at an event where the community is invited to come hear the pitches and choose their favorite one.
The best ideas will be those that incorporate a variety of fundraising platforms and strategies including but not limited to, social and conventional media campaigns, fundraising web pages, events, etc. Ideas will be judged on the their effectiveness, ability to be implemented and their innovation.
IAF generally works to raise funds and give them to students in the form of scholarships so they can pay for school. We want to continue to do that but we also want to find ways to help students pay for their own education in a sustainable way; we want to build fundraising capacity.
People have until June 8, 2013 at 5 p.m. to submit their concept papers. The top 5 ideas will be pitched on June 27 at 6 p.m. at Seed Spot located on 2828 N. Central Avenue. The community at large is invited to hear the pitches and choose the winner of the $2,000 award for the best idea.
The winning idea will be shared with students at a fundraising workshop later this year, at a variety of events and through organizations that work to get students into college.
If you want to submit your fundraising idea for a chance to win $2,000, download your guidelines Eureka Guidelines and Application
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