A global crowdfunding platform, LaunchGood is offering Malaysian changemakers a chance to win up to RM70,000 via the #JOMLaunchGood Challenge, from 1 pm on November 30 to 12.59 pm on December 2.
The 48-hour fundraising challenge is exclusive to Malaysians in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a global giving day following Thanksgiving that generates over US$500,000,000 for charities worldwide.
More than 40 cash prizes are awaiting fundraisers and the grand winners from each category (the most number of supporters and the highest amount of funds raised) will seize up to RM15,000.
Three additional creative contests will take place as well, which are; best campaign video, best campaign poster, and best blog post. The fundraisers who get to rally a minimum of 50 supporters throughout the 48-hour challenge will be matched with an RM1,000 boost for their campaigns.
Notably, the platform has successfully raised USD$170,465,801 for 20,072 fundraising projects across 144 countries since 2013.
LaunchGood’s APAC Regional Head, Nur Sharain Abdul Rashid anticipates huge participation from Malaysians for the inaugural Malaysia-niched challenge.
“LaunchGood is not just a platform for people to raise funds, but also an ecosystem for good. We hope many Malaysians can take part in this challenge, be a part of the story, and inspire other fellow countrymen to do good,” she stated.
Charity organisations, community leaders, start-ups, creatives, collectives, budding entrepreneurs and any high-spirited Malaysians from all walks of life are invited to raise funds for their projects and businesses via LaunchGood and participate in this challenge.