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Tilt is One of The Best Places to Work in 2015

Tilt BPTW 2015

We are very proud to announce that Tilt is one of the best places to work in the Bay Area in 2015.

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There’s a new Android app in town

Tilt for Android Dance

We’re excited to announce that the Tilt Android app is now available in the Google Play Store for all Android devices 4.0 and higher! Launching our iOS app just over a year ago made it easy for groups to collect money and share experiences right from their phones. Now, we’ve replicated the same powerful and streamlined design for Android!

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Going Global: San Marcos Middle School Tilts Its Way to the Model UN Conference

California-based San Marcos Middle School showed us how they put the crowd in crowdfunding, recently raising more than $4,000.00 to attend the prestigious Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference in Manhattan. Funds collected will cover everything from airfare and transfers to lodging, food and fun cultural experiences like museum visits relevant to the topics of the conference.

San Marcos Middle School, Model UN

After first learning about the concept of online fundraising and Tilt from the Jamaican Bobsled Team’s victorious efforts to take them to Sochi nearly two years ago, San Marcos Middle School teacher and trip leader Lawrence Osen felt compelled to give it a try. He had noted striking similarities between the global, community-based efforts, and felt that the amplified reach of the Internet combined with a secure platform to accept contributions could help the school spread the word and collect money outside of their local school community.

“Like the Jamaican Bobsled Team,” he said, “we too are working to come together to do something that many people from around the world consider exciting and important.”

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Top March Business School Tilts

This spring, business school students are using Tilt for all sorts of fun activities. Here are some of the top ones for March!

1. Columbia goes to Colombia

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A group of Columbia students headed to Colombia this month, and used Tilt to collect for each of the pre-organized group activities—$15 per person for scheduled group drinks, $16 per person for a bus tour, $25 per person for a city tour, $50 per person for a group dinner, and $120 per person for a full day out on a boat. It was super easy to sign up for and commit to various options during the trip! (more…)

7 Tips for Tilting Your Next Great Idea

Need some inspiration for tilting a big idea? You’ve come to the right place! Here are our top tips for making something amazing happen:

  1. Create a page that inspires.

Personalize your Tilt page as much as possible with a great description and an eye-catching photo or video – and don’t forget to include some best practice elements!

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The most successful Tilts are the ones that tell a great story and let people know exactly how the money you’re collecting will be used. A strong first sentence that hooks the reader and a powerful “if then” type statement in a thoughtful description top our best practices list, and we’ve seen the most successful tilters making good use of these elements.

Want more? Check out “Making a Great Description” here.

  1. Start with a modest goal.

One of the keys to a super successful Tilt campaign is building momentum. Your friends and family will be more inclined to chip in if they think their contribution will help you reach your goal. Working toward an achievable tilt goal will allow you collectively reach quick milestones together, instilling excitement into everyone involved. On the other hand, if you set your goal too high, some may feel discouraged from contributing or think their involvement won’t make much of a difference.

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Tilt is the easiest way to collect money with your group for FREE and make amazing things happen.