Ever tried to collect funds for a group gift and been tempted to pull your hair out? It’s hard. I remember last year, whilst collecting funds for a teachers leaving gift, I didn’t want to stalk parents in the playground. And let’s face it, not many of us carry cash. It’s the same when it comes to the office collection, it almost feels a bit old school to be walking around with an envelope, asking people to donate. We now live in a busier world, time is precious and we need tools to keep up with the frantic pace of life. I sometimes like to book a hair or wax appointment at the very last minute eg 10.30pm for the next morning at 9.30am . There are some amazing entrepreneurs out there that understand this and are taking time to develop systems that will make things easier.
I had heard about a new system for collecting funds for group gifts, which got my attention. It turned out the founder, Craig Forsythe, completed the same entrepreneurial spark course I had been part of, out at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Funnily enough, I bumped into him on a mindset course recently and it was great to hear of his success with it. Which promped me to put a message out to the parents at my kids school, to see if they wanted to use it. Craig tells me that it has gone nuts over the past couple of weeks, with parents collecting gift funds for school teachers.
You simply go onto the website at giftround here and set up an account for the gift you are collecting for which takes about a minute. This is ideal for –
A family birthday collection
A group holiday kitty or collection
Stag and Hen weekend collection
I am sure you can think of plenty more.
You then get a link that you can post on social media or to a group/team in an office. People can donate. You can add extra people to the group as admin. Then once everyone has had the chance to donate by the deadline that you can easily set, you can take the money out by simply putting in your bank details. I love it.
I’m really thrilled for Craig that this is taking off. I caught up with him to get his thoughts and some inspiration.
To set up a collection now click here.