SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Being a loyal fan of a college football team can be a lifelong commitment, as loyalty to the program is passed down over generations. Whether the team belongs to the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, or one of the other powerhouse conferences, allegiance to college football brings together families, students, and alumni. However, for the most devoted fans who want to attend multiple home and away games, this allegiance is not cheap. Fortunately, a fundraising solution called Crowdtilt provides groups of fans with a secure platform for collecting cash to help fund tailgates, group travel, and bulk ticket purchases.
Crowdtilt is a startup company that offers a simple-to-use platform where individuals and groups can fundraise, collect, or pool money online. Fans simply setup the description of their campaign and then set a minimum dollar amount needed (where the effort will "tilt" and funds will be charged and released).
For example, fans can create a fundraising page in order to collect cash for an alumni tailgate, and then use social networking tools to get the word out and attract fellow fans that want to contribute; raising and collecting more money, faster than ever before.
Some innovative ways Crowdtilt can help the most dedicated NCAA football fans:
- Collect money for a party bus or RV to enable group travel to away games
- Enable fans to buy bulk-tickets to the biggest rivalry games of the year
- Tailgating is more important than the game for some fans. Crowdtilt campaigns can be used to help your group put on the most elaborate meat and drink spread of the year of any group before the games.
- Traveling to away games often requires a house or condo rental where fans can get some rest before the big game.
- College reunions often bring together groups of fans for game-watching parties. Crowdtilt is a great method for geographically-separated friends to start collecting credit card payments from fans across the neighborhood or across the country.
"College football brings out a real passion amongst fans and friends, and this allegiance is even more powerful when you're together with your fellow fans before the big game," said James Beshara, Crowdtilt CEO and Co-Founder. "Fandom is a great bonding experience, with the tailgating and road tripping being an Autumn rite of passage for most college football fans. Unfortunately, many diehard fans feel a need to scale back their ambitions because of the complexity and coordination of collecting the necessary money to make these ambitions a reality. With Crowdtilt, we provide these fans with a secure and cost-effective service to pool resources and collaborate effortlessly around a tailgates and pregame celebrations that can redefine the game experience for them and their friends."
Seamless integration with Facebook and Twitter allow users to share their campaign and progress simple and socially. Crowdtilt only takes a small 2.5% service fee if the objective is reached, providing users with a no-risk and secure platform to raise funds.
To learn more about how Crowdtilt is the, hands-down, easiest way to collect money for the NCAA football super fan, visit www.crowdtilt.com.
Launched in February 2012, San Francisco-based Crowdtilt provides groups with an innovative way to raise, collect, and pool money for serious and fun endeavors. Funded by Y-Combinator, SV Angel, Crunch Fund, DCM Ventures, Paul Buchheit, Alexis Ohanian, and many others, the company was founded by entrepreneurs James Beshara and Khaled Hussein. For more information, visit crowdtilt.com.