NCAA: None Can Argue Anymore, Crowdfunding is Permissible

On November 6th the NCAA dropped a bombshell of an announcement for the crowdfunding community. On the NCAAs Legislative Database a series of questions were asked about prospective students using crowdfunding a year ago and the answer seemed rather convoluted however recently the NCAA posted a new set of rules and regulations which can be summarized as followed: 1)An athlete may set up their own crowdfunding campaign as long as the funds raised are used for actual and necessary expenses related to competition and practice (for team athletes) or an event and practice immediately preceding the event (for individual athletes).2)An...

The Four Circles 2.0: The Four Circles Strike Back

This blog post is about reintroducing concepts that were exposed in a previous blog post by Mr David Ancor while adding a little new spice to the four circles. This is about breaking down thousands of campaign into those famed four circles of friends and family. There is a procedure an athlete or team can follow to reach a wider audience and get better crowdfunding results. Each circle is of differing proportion to the other and is of significant importance. One circle is very much of symbiotic importance to the other. However the one extra ingredient is how a member...

Be a student of the game

"What the hell am I doing right now?"Did that question ever cross your mind? You're doing a certain task or exercise for probably the 100th time in your life. All of a sudden, you go: "Wait a minute! I have no idea why I'm doing this". The weirdest part is that you've accomplished that specific task so many times in the past without ever questioning yourself. You kind of went through the motions by having a vague idea of what skill that drill was suppose to improve. But this time, it's different. The sting of curiosity is now upon you.Too...

6 reasons crowdfunding is more than just about funding

Without question, crowdfunding for athletes and teams is becoming increasingly popular. A campaign is simply the quickest and most efficient way to raise funds for your goals. In a world where getting money from sponsors is nearly impossible and there is an increased demand on the athlete to travel globally, getting funds quickly is instrumental. However, crowdfunding for athletes is so much more than simply collecting funds online. Below weve listed some of the unexpected benefits you get from running a crowdfunding campaign for your sport on MAKEACHAMP.1. Increased Online exposure Besides the cash that you get from your campaign, exposure...