Sweat For A Cause (SFAC) is poised to change the way people exercise and fundraise. We’re building a network of philanthropic users who are ready to change the world through their daily workouts. We are bringing the philanthropic power of en-masse fitness fundraising events (such as 5k for Breast Cancer, Walk for Hunger) into the daily exercise routine of SFAC users. Every jogger you pass every day could be “sweating for their cause”!
The idea of using a fitness event as a fundraising tool is by no means new as marathons, triathlons, and other en-masse feats of endurance raise lots of money for great causes every year. However, they also require a lot of coordination, planning and effort to organize. Having firsthand experience with the difficulty faced by smaller nonprofits, our team set out to make fitness-driven fundraiser easier.
On www.sweatforacause.com anyone can easily create a fitness-challenge for their favorite nonprofit organization and invite their network to participate. In order to register for the challenge, participants (or "Challengers" as we like to call them) make a donation towards the supported cause and pick some workout goals.
Once the challenge starts, the fun begins. Challengers workout at their convenience and use our website to track their progress while engaging with other challengers. They can also solicit more donations from non-participants to support their efforts. The challenge thus enables fundraising for a worthy cause by using fitness as a motivator and as a way to engage donors.
Our Web-based fitness challenges provide an easy and effective alternative to larger events, while also allowing a way for nonprofits to engage its donors. This is Sweat For A Cause’s unique value proposition for our nonprofit partners. We will help nonprofits and their followers create virtual fitness-based fundraisers that remove all the cost and effort barriers that exist in real, en-masse events. Our passion and overarching goal is to democratize fundraising through an online model so that any nonprofit can promote its cause using fitness as a motivator.
Sweat For A Cause (SFAC) comprises of a team of three co-founders. Our CEO, Ronak is a fitness enthusiast and compulsive do-gooder. He leads SFAC with a solid foundation in nonprofit fundraising & an analytical mindset thanks to his former life as a hardware chip designer at AMD. Reshma is a problem solver bridging design and engineering thinking, in her role as interface designer and front-end developer. With a degree in computer science, Corey brings technical mastery and agility to the company as he builds the core product.
Our team is a unique blend of engineers with complementary skills and diverse backgrounds. Sweat For A Cause was born out of the desire to use these skills to make the world a better place. In 3 months since our site launch, we've partnered with 16 worthy nonprofits and have over 200 active users (from 5 countries - Australia, India, Germany, Haiti & USA) who've raised $1800 and spread awareness about some great causes. We believe we have a concept that will allow us to meet our goal of making healthy people and forming healthy communities, but we need help in getting there. With the support (and generosity) of the Start Some Good family, we can enhance our site and our services to promote charitable giving for EVERY good cause out there - one pushup, situp or mile at a time!