Q1. Can you tell me more about your team?
We believe that fundraising can be fun! We are a group of HKUST part-time MBA students who call ourselves "Fun-D-Raisers". Despite an official team size of 6, we have around 30 teammates coming from different professional sectors such as finance, event organizing, engineering, sales & marketing, information technology and more. All of us are eager to participate in this OSC challenge, and make it a remarkable experience both for ourselves and for the beneficiaries.
Q2. What will you do for Operation Santa Claus in the coming weeks?
Challenging the world's longest selfie chain record is, undoubtedly, our big marquee event. The current record is 888 people, and we’re aiming for 1,000. We reach out to as many people as possible, while relaying the stories of the fundraisers’ beneficiaries. We are taking this opportunity to relay the message to anyone interested in joining, to please do so.
Event: World's longest selfie chain challenge
Date: 18 Dec 2016 (Sun)
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Venue: E-max, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Our artist has already designed an iconic card for selfie use. Please download it from our Facebook, take a selfie pass it to your friends to "Keep Love Rolls".
To learn more, please visit our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Fun.D.Raisers.OSC/
Q3. How will you use your MBA knowledge in the Challenge?
During the challenge, we have reached out to various business partners, for example, food & beverage suppliers, performers, property management offices, etc. Suffice it to say, the negotiation skills and pricing strategies learned in MBA courses & workshops are very advantageous. For instance, our Seafront food market dated November 24 resembles a microeconomics simulation game for us to maximise and make the most of contributions to the fund.
Q4. What is your fundraising target?
Pursuing a high fundraising target isn’t our only objective. Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, but still we have a large population that lives under the poverty line. With a target of $50K, we, more importantly, want to raise public awareness to the underprivileged and those in need. It’s why we have "Keep Love Rolls" as our slogan.