Local fundraising example:
Camping for environment
Net fin result (€)
|Organisation||União dos Escoteiros do Brasil (Union of Brazilian Scouts)|
|Funding needed for||Scouts working with a community to encourage environmental preservation: recovery of degraded areas, handling of water resources, environmental awareness, using a social mobilisation methodology called Oasis.|
|Period of action||October-November 2013|
|In-kind donations raised|
|Types of donations||Donations via crowdfunding website, camping fees, direct donations.|
|Types of donors||Scouts and their families, people visiting the crowdfunding website.|
SummaryJogo Oasis (the Oasis Game) is a social mobilisation method to help a community formulate its dreams and turn these into realistic plans, which they themselves can execute to improve their neighbourhood and environment.
Groups of scouts are being trained to use this method and subsequently practice in a real community. This particular group set up a camp in order to work with the inhabitants of a certain neighbourhood of Porto Alegre.
Tips and lessons learned
The values which scouting promotes are: youth empowerment, autonomy, learning by practice, commitment to responsiblities. A fundraising action is perfectly in line with these values. Among other things scouts learn to value work and money and become more conscious of the efforts needed to achieve something in life.
Most people are sensitive to social causes, which can be used to make the campaign a success.
The success of a fundraising action highly depends on working together.
Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation
The União dos Escoteiros do Brasil made the scouts and their families aware of the importance of this new initiative: the Oasis method of community improvement, implemented by scouts. So when they asked for donations to organise a camp so that the scouts could practice what they had learned, they were very successful. They also made a leaflet for a crowdfunding platform. About a quarter of the amount they raised came from this source. The combination of actions worked well in this case and is often a good idea, especially when the actions enforce each other.
To have children and youth participating in fundraising actions.
To sensitize families about the importance of the work carried out by the Scouts Union. To collect more donations from families.
Members of the Scouts Union and their families.
|Cost/benefit||National currency (R$)||Euro|
|Total amount raised||10,182||3,225|
|(-) Total amount invested||0||0|
|Net amount raised||10,182||3,225|
Fees for camping: EUR 2585, crowdfunding EUR 640.
Description of preparatory work
Create a group of responsables.
Advertise the camp and ask children to subscribe.
Ask parents for permission and ask children to bring everything they need (food, medication, etc.) themselves.
Organise activities for the camping children.
Contact with online giving platform.
Inform scouts about the campaign and ask donations.
The Union of Brazilian Scouts asked for direct donations through their newsletter, which is distributed by the scouts.
Description of implementation
After the camp has been held:
Report back to donors, parents, etc.
No information available.
Plans to repeat the action
The União dos Escoteiros do Brasil used crowdfunding and asking for direct donations as a means to raise the necessary funds. The Union plans to use this fundraising method again in the future.