The Autism Alliance of Michigan Used WeDidIt to Quickly Launch Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns for College Students
The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Michigan wanted to raise money for the Autism Alliance of Michigan. They needed a platform that allowed them to quickly and easily launch more than 10 peer fundraising campaigns. With WeDidIt, they surpassed their original fundraising goal by
"I had no idea we could raise so much money." -
Tom Allen, President,
Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Michigan
Ease-of-use, both for donors and fundraisers, was a top priority for the Autism Alliance.
Fraternities and Sororities do lots of philanthropic work, but today’s college students aren’t writing checks or giving cash donations. They give online.
Alpha Sigma Phi needed a fundraising platform that would allow members of the Greek community to set-up their own fundraising pages and make it easy for donors to make a gift. “It was really easy for donors. All they had to do was click the link and type their info,” said Tom Allen, president of Alpha Sigma Phi at Michigan, “The convenience was very important to us.”
Making Giving a Game
Students at the University of Michigan had some extra motivation for giving: the chapter that raised the most money would also receive the best bracket for the highly anticipated annual “Broomball” tournament.
With the added motivation and an easy platform to fundraise on, the students at Michigan surpassed their original goal of $15,000 by 134%, raising just over $35,000 total.
“Autism is everywhere and students want to help. We have all worked hard to make this a successful event and knowing families will benefit is very rewarding.”
- Tom Allen
Colleen Allen, CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, said that the money raised will allow them to “support our scholarship program for low income families living with autism, increase access to resources, supports and services through our Navigation service and purchase of critical GPS devices for children who wander dangerously.”