We love minority sports and have now run crowdfunding campaigns for nearly every sport know to man in 35 countries around the world and counting! PledgeSports has helped athletes and teams from around the world raise over one million for sport since 2014.
We get a new sport in every month that we’ve not even heard of, and this one has been no exception with our first ever sport stacking athlete (our second is on the way soon!) and our first ever sled dog team too!
We’ve also had national touch rugby teams from five different European countries, dragon boat racing teams, countless divers, international rafting teams and tchoukball teams, to name just a few.
Funding for minority sports is difficult because they are not Olympic sports, meaning they are often ignored by Government. However, while they fall outside the radar of Government funding but have a huge following and truly intriguing, brilliant to watch.
As experts in sports crowdfunding, we are the best-equipped platform to help you fundraise for minority sports. Whether you’re a team of Tchoukball masters or a Wife-Carrying champion, by creating a project with PledgeSports we can help raise the money to put minority sports on the map.
As the list of minority sports grow, sports fans around the world are becoming more and more open to the concept of exciting and creative sports. The sporting world is primed for minority sports to make their mark and we are ready to help you do just that.
The first step is setting up a project, you can do that here.
Tell Your Story
Demonstrate how passionate you are about what you’re trying to achieve. Doing this helps others to believe in your idea.
People want to get to know you and your sport. Start with where you’re from, your background, why you want to achieve this – all of this information makes you more familiar and allows others to see your project and your minority sport from your perspective.
Once they believe in your cause, they will help you spread the word and reach a wider audience, thus leading to a more successful crowdfunding campaign.
Content Is King
Good content is the foundations for every successful crowdfunding campaign. Make sure you have good quality pictures and videos, along with a clear, concise story that shows off your passion for what you do.
As a minority sport, you are in a unique position whereby you can create original, compelling content that will be new to the average sports fan. Use this to your advantage by producing videos that showcase your sport as this will really drive interest in your fundraiser too.
Take a look at our guide to social media marketing here.
The Power Of Social Media
Campaigns work on momentum. The more people that see your campaign, the more successful it will be. Social media is vital in maximising exposure.
When your campaign is really well-publicised on social media it can even attract mainstream media attention and commercial sponsors. It creates a scale that word of mouth cannot. It can spread to all corners of the world so utilise every platform you use, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Always ensure you include a link to your campaign with every social media post, tagging PledgeSports and any other relevant profiles to get the message out to more people.
Take Your Minority Sport To The Majority
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PledgeSports is a revolutionary crowdfunding & sponsorship platform dedicated to sport.
Are you or someone you know raising money for minority sport in 2017? If so, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pledgesports.org and hit “Create A Campaign” to start raising money today!