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Ralphie Report Fundraiser

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffskier, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Buffskier

    Buffskier Club Member Club Member

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    Hey all - I just saw this posted on Rivals and thought I would post it on here as well. Great article and experiment by The Ralphie Report trying to show how easy it can/should be to donate to the athletic department. Please take a look and donate if you can! Goal is $1000 to go towards the Ralphie program. Go Buffs and let's crush that goal. It should not be difficult to donate to the athletic department or to specific projects.

    http://www.ralphiereport.com/2013/6/10/4404808/the-ralphie-report-does-phil-anthropy


    Go Buffs!! :thumbsup:
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Here is the direct link to the fundraiser:
    http://www.gofundme.com/37mk7c
     
  3. Buffskier

    Buffskier Club Member Club Member

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    In 2 days - $590 has already been donated of the $1,000 goal.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    We talked about this in another thread but people can buying for as little as $5 it isn't much but the sheer number of people donating will raise the collective profile of sites like ours. It worked last fall when a number of people started writing small checks to the AD in order to push the Midnight madness event.
     
  5. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    in as well.
     
  7. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    This selfish bastard is going to get all the priority points for "his" donation!!!!!!!!!! Btw, what are the payment options
     
  10. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Minimum $5 with a credit card.
     
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  11. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Done
     
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  12. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In.
     
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    Done
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Done. First time I've ever donated besides buying tickets
     
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  15. prf

    prf RalphieReport Writer

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    hey, thanks guys! (also, I don't know what priority points are. Can they be transferred?)
     
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  17. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    29 supporters for $790 so far
     
  18. BuffTuba

    BuffTuba Club Member Club Member

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    In. This should be a part of a PR revamp initiative.
     
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  19. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    In. Up to $845.
     
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  20. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    rep to you.
     
  21. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Ugh, spent so much money this week. Whatever, in for a little. Go Buffs.
     
  22. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Here comes Ralphie!

    So proud of the ralphie handler slamming Jim Knox.
     
  23. 13Buff

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    Mission accomplished! In 2.5 days? You paying attention CU?
     
  24. Buffskier

    Buffskier Club Member Club Member

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    No... That can't be... CU's fans don't like to donate... They... They... uhhh...

    Yes, it is only $1,000 which is a tiny drop in the bucket of the $170 mil that they need for the facilities; however the fact that posting this information on 3 websites (TRR, Allbuffs, and Rivals) produced 39 people that were able to part ways with $1,000 for absolutely 0 in return is awesome. Not to mention we finished the goal in less than 3 days. What could we do if the goal was $10k? How long would it take for us to get there? Imagine if there was a brick involved, imagine if there were rewards for different levels of donations to the new stadium project, imagine what you could do to draw up interest.

    CU - you have a FREE advertising team of hundreds (potentially thousands) of CU fans on these websites. If there was an awesome benefit to donating, it will spread quickly and money will flow in. It may not be the $50 mil in one shot, but I'm sure as hell we could make a little dent in the number. Make it easy to donate and the money will come with a little push. Make it difficult to donate and it will literally be like pulling teeth to get money out of people. Ask for the sale.
     
  25. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I remember when CU did that "Fill Folsom" website. Like $15 bought 50 fans, we pretty much failed miserably at that.
     
  26. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    That was like 2007 though and they got about half way there the first time the next year it really sucked. I'd be willing to bet if we got back to mediocre, and they really leveraged social media properly that they could get it done now.
     
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    Also, wasn't it the Spring game? I don't think CU fans much care about the spring game overall.
     
  28. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol:
     
  29. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll do it for them and pick up the bill.
     
  30. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I have no doubts that you would do a better job.
     

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