MAGICAL PERKS & PRIZES
For every $10 you contribute to this year's Friends of the Apparating Library fundraiser, you will receive one entry into our Evanna Lynch Signed Book Contest! Win fabulous prizes, including:
- *OUR GRAND PRIZE* A copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, signed by Evanna Lynch!
- A complete John Green tour bundle, including an autographed copy of Turtles All the Way Down, official tour poster, tote bag, and more.
- Signed books from Maureen Johnson, Rainbow Rowell, Mackenzi Lee, and more.
- VIP Pass to a future Mischief Management conference.
- A special report on an animal of your choice by Emily Graslie (Brain Scoop).
- A one-of-a-kind badly photoshopped Star Wars image from Desi Geek Girls.
- And more!
Every person who donates $35 or more will receive a lifetime membership to the HPA’s Apparating Library Book Club, the most magical book club on the internet!
LEVEL UP YOUR LITERACY ADVOCACY: JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING TEAM!
Sign up to fundraise using the “Fundraise For This” button on our main campaign page, set your fundraising goal, and use Give Lively’s handy social sharing tools to spread the word! We know that increasing access to books is likely all the motivation you need, but we are pleased to honor your hard work with the following rewards:
Our top fundraiser/donor will receive a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, signed by Evanna Lynch!
Donate or raise $150 or more: You’ll receive our new Yer A Wizard lapel pin, a lifetime membership in the Apparating Library Book Club, and an entry into our signed book contest.
Donate or raise $250 or more: You’ll receive everything in the $150 bundle, plus membership in our Order of the Phoenix donor society.
Donate or raise $365 or more: You’ll receive everything in our $250 bundle, plus our new “Do Good in the World” Hermione quote t-shirt, a Remembrall journal, and an exclusive Dumbledore is Gay button set.
Donate or raise $1,000 or more: Donors at this level will have the opportunity to sponsor a future HPA Fandom Forward mini-toolkit. Help us decide on a fandom and marvel as our team magically transforms your favorite story into a tool for social change! You’ll be acknowledged as a sponsor when we release the mini-toolkit, and you’ll also receive everything in our $365 bundle.
Need help with peer-to-peer fundraising? We've got just the thing! This helpful toolkit will guide you through the basics of setting up your fundraising page, setting a reasonable goal, and recruiting supporters from your personal network.
Updated 4/13/18 @ 9:42am EST
Team Ravenclaw - $2,699 raised
Team Hufflepuff - $1,685 raised
Team Gryffindor - $1,312 raised
Jessica Rozycki - $613 raised
Sara Mortensen - $600 raised
Team Slytherin - $471 raised
Ducharme Family - $430 raised
Matt Maggiacomo - $427 raised
Abigail Page - $402 raised
Alan Mygatt-Tauber - $245 raised
TK Lawrence - $225 raised
The Kasten Family - $222 raised
Caitlin Griffin - $219 raised
AJ Solomon - $202 raised
Hermione Granger - $179 raised
Diagon Valley - $166 raised
Carolyn Matovina - $145 raised
Jenn Carter - $138 raised
Olivia Creighton - $103 raised
Katherine Donnelly - $97 raised
Susannah Choate - $77 raised
Ashley Sousa - $72 raised
Nina Schilkowsky Ramos - $62 raised
Olivia Orth - $61 raised
Mary Clow - $55 raised
Shannon Johnson - $51 raised
Jay Grover - $51 raised
Scott Bentley - $50 raised
Jac Carlson - $50 raised
Josephine Berlage - $47 raised
Deanna Cooley - $47 raised
Lynn Marie Steinmayer - $46 raised
Krista Stahl - $36 raised
Victoria Rosales - $36 raised
Meagan Caicedo - $32 raised
Cat Wilson - $25 raised
Alyssa DeHoyos - $21 raised
Carrie Heckman - $21 raised
Amanda Neumann - $20 raised
Draco Malfoy - $20 raised
Seth Kazmar - $16 raised
Whitley Albury - $11 raised
Marki Coomer - $11 raised
Humberto Freire - $5 raised
HOUSE CUP COMPETITION!
Help your Hogwarts House win our Apparating Library House Cup! Make your donation through one of the four official Hogwarts House fundraiser pages (Gryffindor | Hufflepuff | Ravenclaw | Slytherin) and recruit other members of your House to do the same. Everyone who donates through the winning Hogwarts House will receive an invitation to an exclusive livestream starring YouTuber and songwriter Kirstyn Hippe! If you're fundraising for the campaign, you'll be able to credit your funds raised to your preferred house via a separate form, which we'll distribute before the end of the campaign.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are you legit?
A: Yes! Read all about our financial transparency and check out our gold rating on Guidestar here.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. The full amount of your donation is tax deductible.
Q: Usually you offer a bunch of perks and we just pay for the perk we want. What’s up with this new structure?
A: Perk-centric crowdfunding is immensely expensive and reduces the amount of money and time we’re able to allocate directly to the stated cause. Our new model is designed to be impact-driven, and will significantly reduce overhead costs and staff time dedicated to coordinating perk distribution. Long story short: More of your money will go directly to the cause!
Q: How does the contest work?
A: It’s super easy! For every $10 you donate to the fundraiser, you’ll receive one contest entry form, which will be sent to you via email by the end of April 2018. Your task will be to complete a fun and simple Harry Potter-themed creative activity as described in that email. If you’ve donated $20 or more, you will receive multiple opportunities to enter the contest. An impartial jury of HPA staffers will review each submission and select a winner, who will get first pick of the many awesome contest prizes we are offering. We will also select a runner-up, who will receive first choice of the remaining prizes, as well as several honorable mentions, who’ll each receive one of the remaining prizes. If you require further clarification, please feel free to email email@example.com with your questions.
Q: Does this contest amount to gambling?!
A: No. This is a contest of skill and therefore it does not qualify as gambling.
Q: English is not my first language. Can I submit my contest entry in another language?
A: Yes! HPA volunteer staffers speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, Dutch, Kannada, and Hindi. We can accept contest entries in any of these languages.
Q. I've donated or raised enough money to get an awesome physical perk! When do I give you my shipping address and other pertinent info, like t-shirt size?
A. First of all: Thank you for your exceptional effort and support! Watch your inbox for a survey form from us, likely a few days after the campaign deadline of April 14.
Q: Can I donate or accept a donation to my personal fundraiser by way of a good old-fashioned check?
A: Yes! Donations made by check should be made out to "The Harry Potter Alliance" and sent to PO Box 10021, Cranston, RI 02910. Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can count it toward your personal fundraising goal and Hogwarts House!
Q:What is the Apparating Library Book Club?
A: As mentioned above, every donation of $35 or more receives a lifetime membership to the Apparating Library Book Club. The book club is an exclusive community of HPA donors, led by awesome HPA volunteers. We feature several books throughout the year and provide prompts for meaningful and thought-provoking discussion. If you love to read and talk about books with other fans, you’ll love the Apparating Library Book Club! Click here to learn more about the Club.
Q: I have a question.
A: That’s a statement. Questions should be directed to email@example.com. :)