So, Sean was asking for donations to go towards the forum costs again and being the titan of fundraising* that I am, I wondered if there might be interest in doing some bigger fundraising things to try supplement his efforts? Couple of ideas to gauge interest here…
First, the classic raffle as I know how to do this. With the twist of the prizes all being music-related. I asked @sean about this and he was on board and was going to try get some prizes, but we’d need some more than that donated from forum users. Would be regular raffle set up beyond that: ask for prizes prize reveal thread entries open raffle afterwards probably Mid-august.
- I would buy a ticket
- I think I could donate a prize
- I have no interest but I like polls
(note: music-related prizes does not mean an opportunity to get rid of your old unwanted CDs, only wanted things please)
Second idea, I was looking into Everpress t-shirt campaigns and making a subtly DiS t-shirt if people would buy it. Obvs depends a lot on the design if people think they’d buy it so only a preliminary thing with this (thought of it last night so haven’t drawn anything yet), would have to charge a minimum of £16 for a short-sleeved t-shirt to turn a profit. If we could sell 50 there would be a good amount raised (the profit per t-shirt increses a lot when you hit 50)
Would people be interested?
- I would buy a t-shirt if I liked the design
- I would not buy a t-shirt no matter what
- I would buy a t-shirt even if I didn’t like the design because I love DiS so much
(the design I am thinking is mostly based on waves, with the letters DiS very obscured within and maybe the anchor and waving/drowning guy from the old logo in some form too… if anyone else wants to have a stab at a design we could have a vote to see which was more popular)
For a raffle I’d need some tech support help (which @ynot has done masterfully before - didn’t want to volunteer you though if you might be busy especially) and if I did a t-shirt design I would need some help just to tidy the image digitally after I scan it in.
Other ideas very welcome, as is telling me these are stupid ideas but maybe say it nicer than that please.
*successful coordinator of two raffles