A bit of fundraising for creative industries folks?

Sometimes, as a freelancer, you do a small piece of work for someone, or they do something for you; something that doesn’t take a lot of time and in the grand scheme of things doesn’t deserve an invoice.

How about instead of the usual conversations – ‘I must pay you something’, ‘it took no time at all’, ‘buy me a beer sometime’ – we had a charity giving page instead?  So that both parties feel that little bit of work and the respect it has earned has a tangible benefit?

Invoicing for small amounts is a bit of a pain, but if your work could generate 10 quid for a charity, then it has a very real value.

Am I barking?  Or could I set up a creative industries justgiving page, benefitting a well-respected charity, like Macmillan?

Teetering on the edge of a yes vote for this idea? Check out this guide to happiness!

Update: the charity page has gone live at http://www.justgiving.com/createformacmillan

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3 responses to “A bit of fundraising for creative industries folks?

  1. Some interest aleady. BTW, the title should be ‘a bit of fundraising By creative industries folks’ shouldn’t it! The importance of proof-reading by Whete Pitfield.

  2. If you look at what Spitfire have raised from their Spitfire Labs (over £14,000), you can see what a great idea theirs & yours is.

  3. Excellent – thanks Jake, I’d not come across that! http://www.justgiving.com/spitfire-audio

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