The Future of Scout Fundraising?
Scouting has begun development of a fantastic new tool to help Scouts everywhere to fund projects! It is an online social funding platform that will make it easy to engage an existing donor base or reach out to new donors around the world.
This new online tool aims to connect funders with projects that they are passionate about, and increase the number of successful projects through increased funding.
The process will be easy -
1. Create a project.
2. Publish the project on the platform.
3. Reach out to donors via social media.
4. Receive donations.
5. Receive the funds for your project.
Quality projects of any size and type can be funded through this online platform, and thanks to the support of the World Scout Foundation there will be no cost to NSOs to use it.
To properly launch the platform and inspire donors to get on board many great projects will be needed, so please begin considering what projects you may wish to create and start preparing for the launch. Guidelines on project preparation will be provided.
The planned go-live date for the Scout Donation Platform is February 2017, with more information available on the Platform's Scout.org page. In the lead up to this it will be extensively tested. Any NSOs interested in being part of the test team are welcomed to contact Marek Fukas, Project Manager, Social Funding, through this form, not later than 6 November 2016. (Note, you need to login or register on scout.org to access the form)
The Messengers of Peace Support Fund will continue funding projects as normal, and will work alongside the new platform once it is live. You can read this page to find out more about Messengers of Peace funding.