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Where can I find "For-Life" Fundraising Opportunities?

Asked by sushilovinfun (161points) September 1st, 2011

I am looking for a way to raise funds for travel and lodging for 3 upcoming conferences I am attending. I was thinking of using for it, but they explicitly don’t allow you to raise funds for “For-Life” projects. Do you have any advice, or possibly any websites where such funding could be supported? I suppose I could create my own site and Paypal account, but I would prefer something more uniform and official.

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YoBob's avatar

What is “For-Life” fundraising?

There are all sorts of conferences and seminars I would like to attend, but I always considered those the type of things that should be personally funded.

sushilovinfun's avatar

@YoBob For better or worse, I committed to participate on a number of panels at these conferences.

Blueroses's avatar

Write or phone the conference organizers and find out if they have financial assistance for panel members or possible contacts for donations.

RedPowerLady's avatar

This may be overly obvious but local churches? Perhaps a local university will have a student group that supports the cause and will pay you to attend conferences so that you will come back and do a talk on what you learned. If you want to go the online route, perhaps you could create a facebook page.

YARNLADY's avatar

Register with a Charity Sponsor such as Every time a participant does an internet search (powered by Yahoo), a donation is made to the charity.

I believe Google has a similar program, maybe Google Grants Program

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