If your club is looking for a creative online fundraiser, check out what Rotary District 7980 in Southern Connecticut is doing. Using Eventgroove Fundraising's platform for clubs, they've adopted and launched an extraordinary all-in-one fundraising platform.
This solution is designed to provide a privately branded site for each district and for each club, which allows clubs to set up, manage and control as many fundraising campaigns as they want to, including raffles, sweepstakes, crowdfunding campaigns, online and live auctions,ticketing sales for virtual-event entry, peer-to-peer campaigns, text-to-give campaigns, and much more. They are all in this single platform.
The first District 7980 program, launched in July, was the Rotary Club of Branford's raffle, called Braffle, which raised $30,000 online in only 10 days. This is fascinating and has the opportunity to re-energize the way Rotary clubs raise funds. For a demo of this platform, click here.
Check Out Online Fundraisers Around Our District
September 21-October 16, 2020: Fitchburg's Auction Benefitting The Arc of Opportunity
The Rotary Club of Fitchburg and The Arc Opportunity support more than 400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northern Central Massachusetts, do so with almost no government funding, and due to COVID-19 are anticipating major losses in funding. Their annual charity auction, which raises much-needed funds, is transitioning to a virtual event with rich experiences, raffles, and auction items - all hosted online. To learn more about the auction, which closed on October 16, click here.
Now-October 24: Milford's Pour with a Purpose with One Hope for World Polio Day
In this fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Milford, you shop for wine by October 24, by clicking here, and 10 percent will be donated to the End Polio Now campaign.



October 24, 2020: Groton-Pepperell's ESports Gaming Tournament
The purpose of the Rotary Club of Groton-Pepperell's virtual, socially distant fundraiser is to raise money to aid families with remote learning for this upcoming, challenging school year.

November 7, 2020, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Needham's Virtual Carnival 
This free event by the Rotary Club of Needham targets kids ages 6 to 11 with an online-carnival lineup that included magic, story-telling, balloon-making, crafts, games, and dancing – all, virtually! To learn more - and to register, click here. The club is hoping to attract kids from around the U.S. and around the world, so share the "click here" link with friends and family anywhere in the world.  For those wanting to make donations, the Needham club suggests ShelterBox USA.

Ongoing: Worcester's Walk To RI HQs
The Rotary Club of Worcester is hosting a virtual walk from Worcester to Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, IL. Dollars are pledged by miles recorded, and 972 miles is the goal. To learn more, contact the Worcester club's president, Andy Burgoyne, at ABurgoyne@cornerstonebank.com.

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