Here’s a great fundraising idea for every nonprofit: sell a million dollar homepage. It has been done successfully at www.MillionDollarHomepage.com
This is not new, and I don’t know how this one got by me, but it is still one great big idea. The creator, Alex Tew, was 21 when he started this project. He sold more than $1,000,000 worth of pixels on his homepage at $1 per pixel. He is from England, but thought dollars were the international currency for the Internet and ‘Million Pound Homepage’ didn’t sound right. The reason Mr. Tew says he wanted to start the site was to pay his college fees, but instead he is now flush with cash and making more (you can now buy a poster of the Million Dollar Homepage).
The site makes no promises other than the website will be live for 5 years. Four years after he ‘sold out’ the site, I stumbled upon it. What a great idea for all nonprofits. Start your Million Dollar Homepage wall today. It is the electronic version of a brick walkway fundraising effort. You will have to come up with a catchy URL and set up the site, but then the rest is simple promotion. The next thing you know, you have a million dollars and a great way to show off all your contributors.