12 Planes of Christmas - New Online Fund Raising Program for CAF Units
Earlier this year, you saw the success of online fund raising with the Kickstarter campaign for the C-47, That’s All, Brother. Many units noticed this and thought that it is easy to raise money online. As many in the aviation market found out, it is not always easy to get people to pull money out of their pockets.
After our initial success, the CAF requested all units suspend any crowd source fundraising. With 165 airplanes in the CAF fleet, we could easily have flooded the existing online fundraising sites with worthy projects to support. This would result in too many projects chasing too few dollars on those platforms -- not to mention lead to a terrible perception of the CAF nationwide.
To resolve this issue, CAF headquarters has set up a website, which will allow units to put together a campaign for the month of December for all CAF aircraft, to raise money for any restoration or maintenance needs. Your Unit staff or Sponsor liaison received instructions detailing how to login and create an aircraft donation webpage, with a unique url for each aircraft. Remember, online fund raising is not the be-all, end-all in fund raising. However, it can be a great way to bring attention to your unit’s projects and add some extra dollars to your aircraft account. So, keep raising money in the same successful ways that you always have and let this program take you to the next level.
Click HERE to download the instructions/FAQ for Units.