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Creative Fundraising Management Website

Published 12/13/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

The internet has become a helpful resource for groups that need to fundraise. My Dunk Tank has proven to be a valuable resource for online fundraisers. Consider the traditional “dunk tank” style fundraiser. People pay money to dunk someone in a vat of water (or whatever the organizers choose). It is fun, silly and entertaining. The important thing is it entices people to donate. My Dunk Tank helps users set up a similar fundraiser through the internet. Users can choose anything they like. They can give free piggy back rides, eat worms, or cut their hair. Whether they choose karaoke, a dare, or something else, groups can fund raise using My Dunk Tank. The site also supports serious fundraisers along with the silly ones.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of My Dunk Tank wanted to build something different on a very old concept. The site, which offers “fundraising powered by laughter” offers up tools that help user organize and execute the perfect fundraiser. Today, the site has become a popular choice for many group organizers.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are numerous fundraiser themed websites out there. Many of these sites take a very serious, or at the very least neutral, approach to the task. My Dunk Tank comes in at a different angle, offering ways to raise funds through humorous undertakings. The site focuses on the entertainment aspect of fundraising. That is not to say that serious fundraisers can’t use My Dunk Tank. Amusing ones simply thrive here.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The My Dunk Tank website helps users learn about the site and come up with their own silly fundraisers right on the homepage. A new visitor is greeted by silly images of people fundraising. From a man shaving his head to children giving piggy back rides; users can begin to come up with their own original ideas just by viewing the site. Recent fundraisers are also featured so users can see how successful organizations are on My Dunk Tank.

How does the registration process work?

To begin, anew user can click the green “Start a Fundraiser” button along the bottom left hand corner of the homepage. The user is presented with two buttons, one is for individuals and the other is for groups. After choosing the corresponding button, the user is taken to the registration form. The form asks for a name, email address, phone number, organization name, fundraising goal, deadline (if one exists), and the user’s inspiration for holding the fundraiser.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can set up their fundraiser on My Dunk Tank for free. There are no subscription fees or other costs for doing so. The site takes a fee of under $1 for each donation submitted. A fee of about 9% is also deducted from the overall donations. Other than that, anyone can create and manage their fundraiser through My Dunk Tank for free. This works well so that the only time any expense is incurred is when actual money is donated.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Groups, organizations or individuals who want to raise funds for a cause can really get into My Dunk Tank. The site has a lot of personality and a ton of potential for active fund raisers. The silly approach is also a plus as well as a breath of fresh air. Users can have a good time earning money for something they feel passionate about.

  • List your fundraiser for free
  • Choose to host a serious or silly fundraiser
  • Accept donation payments through My Dunk Tank
  • Check out other fundraisers and see how successful they were
  • Share information about your cause

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