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LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
So I am not one for panhandling or begging/asking people for money. My finances are very stable but leave little room for funds for a new position I have been given...

I was recently appointed as the Clan Graham Society Games Chairman for the Portland Highland Games! The Continental Convener Vice President of the Clan Graham Society gave me the honor to represent our Clan name and heritage for my local Highland Games!!!! I am so beyond honored!

Here is where the funding question comes in. There are a lot of things that I will need to buy to make this happen. Im sure I can bits and piece it together through the year but there are a couple big items that will be hard to pass by the wife as something I need to buy for the Clan tent display. Anyone have any ideas of heritage foundations or sites that I can join to try to get some outside funding for materials and display pieces?

As this position is a volunteer based community and the Clan Society is a non-profit foundation , they don't have much along the lines of financial assistance for Clan representation. They do cover tickets and the entry fees for my first years spot in the Highland games... but other than that its all up to me...
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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    I also really don't have a whole lot of anything that I can sell to make a dent in the upfront costs. I really want to blow my first year out of the water and come in to the game locked and loaded and ready to make a mark in next years events!
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2015
    Have you looked into setting up a "GoFundMe" page like Ricky Hamlin did to raise funds for his wife, Carla?  

    From what I read about the site, a GoFundMe page doesn't necessarily have to be for medical reasons. It could be just about any worthwhile cause.... B)
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    I was actually looking at that option just now! I was thinking since this venture is meant to get materials and displays to teach my clan heritage and the Scottish culture that it might fall under th education section. 
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • blutattooblutattoo Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭
    You could totally get a part time gig driving for uber if they have it in your area. I've seriously considered doing it for extra cigar money.
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Uber is a good idea. But I can't detract time from my family to do that. Plus my car... Isn't the most fuel efficient lol
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    On a similar note as Uber, got any extra space in the house? In a decent market? Maybe check out Airbnb. It's worth it, and not as scary as lot of people seem to think.
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  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah talked to my wife about the Airbnb... she said she would rather let a homeless man rummage through our laundry. lol!

    I think im gonna go the Go Fund Me route... I have been working on the write up for it and hopefully it will take off and I can get the funding I need.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
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