Guess2Give is the new species of charity fundraising. In fact it’s a world first. It’s an online sweepstake that engages more people in fundraising by getting them guessing the result rather than simply making a donation. The website is available at http://www.guess2give.com/
The idea came from two keen sportsmen, Mark Chandler and Tim Parkman, who had multiple triathlons lined up but felt they could not ask for sponsorship for each one. Instead they asked colleagues, friends and family to guess how long it would take them to complete each triathlon, with the closest guess winning some money back.
People pay £3 to guess the outcome of your fundraising event. 50p from this goes into the prize fund, and up to £2.50 Inc. Gift Aid) goes to the charity.
It is free for charities to use and there is no sign-up fee, monthly or annual fees with over 80 major charities signed up, including Cancer Research, Sense, Scope, Age UK, Parkinson’s UK, Whizz Kidz and Shelter.
Awards & accreditations
NESTA ‘Innovation in Giving’ award winner in 2012
Finalist in Tech4Good awards - Innovation cateory 2012
Barclays Take One Small Step Competition 2011 finalist.
Member of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB)
Co-Founders: Mark Chandler & Tim Parkman
A two-minute film with Mark and Tim that brings Guess2Give to life can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDYEzpcIKu0
Guess2Give Limited is licensed and regulated by The Gambling Commission licence number 027997 (UK Gambling Commission)
Guess2Give is incorporated in the UK - Company number: 07390205.