Mr. HeroEgg symbolizes the core spirits of FUNraiser- Challenge Yourself, Have Fun, Never Give Up and Make a Difference.
We believe there is a hero inside everybody that can change the world.
We believe in living life to the fullest, even when you got beaten down, you still stand tall and proud. It is because you are the inspiration.
Our mascot Mr. HeroEgg, is inspired by a 1953 painting called "The Young Lady with the Shiner" by the American artist Norman Rockwell.
FUNraiser was created because we (Kenneth, Young, and Graham) needed a way to raise money for a trip of a lifetime; the Mongol Rally. Fundraising has always felt like a chore both to the givers and the receivers. We found that traditional fundraising can result in annoying overlooked emails and outreach for great charities that our friends and family would otherwise love to donate to and be a part of. This can lead to many fundraisers paying their own charity donations out of pocket just to avoid uncomfortable conversations about money.
We wanted a fundraising process that was… well just plain enjoyable. Why shouldn’t raising money for important causes be fun? Our goal was to create a platform that brings the fundraiser and the donor closer together. Having no access to this in our own fundraising experience, we decided to build it.
FUNraiser allows anyone who is interested in a cause to create objectives, challenges or goals for the fundraiser or fundraising team to perform. We call them Challenges, and these events allow the donor to become a part of the adventure by creating inspiring, funny, educational or just plain beautiful experiences created by the fundraiser and shared with donor as they are completed.
The donor can also become the designer of missions, which personally encourage them to become a part of the experience and egg fundraisers on. (For our personal funraising journey, our donors created missions like eating goat’s eyeballs, Turkish olive oil wrestling, and sending pictures of remote places -- reflecting our values and sense of humor.)
To see some of the challenges from the first FUNraiser, click here.
We draw our inspiration from traveling the globe in unadvisable ways; eating Cheap Ass Food, and visiting the natural wonders.
Your FUNraiser consists of a series of "challenges". A Challenge IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO FOR A DONATION. THE CHALLENGESS CAN BE FUN, ADVENTUROUS, CREATIVE, OR SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS.
Friends, Family, and Fans can pledge money to any Challenges or many Challengess. THE MONEY WILL BE DONATED TO YOUR CAUSE.
The donation will go to a cause of your choosing. This might be a charity or an endeavor. You choose.
Friends and Family can suggest Challenges for you, getting you into a bit a shenanigan, share a laugh. THIS BIT OF FUN WILL CREATE A COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL.