Fundraise the Clever Way

Are You Looking for a New Fundraising Idea?

Coming up with new and innovative ways to raise money for your individual challenge, school or community group can sometimes be daunting.  But help is at hand.  The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is giving you the opportunity to raise money by promoting the benefits of solving puzzles, using our puzzle memberships as products.

What Clue Detective Fundraising Offers

All our puzzles can be accessed on a PC, iPad and (most) tablets.  A membership can be purchased online by puzzle lovers anywhere in the world!

Solving puzzles is popular with many people and has many benefits. They are educational, promote good brain health, suit a range of age-groups and make great (Christmas) gift ideas.   Best of all, they provide hours of great fun!  For each membership sale you refer, you earn 20%.  No money changes hands.  It’s all handled through PayPal and the Clue Detective’s online shop.

How To Get Started

Firstly, you need to join our Affiliate Program. You can sign up at, or get in touch so we can set it up for you.  We give you a special tracking code which you place on all your fundraising promotional material/social media.  When visitors makes a purchase through your link, we fill the orders and at the end of your drive, send you a lump sum.

We supply you with a promotional flyer which you can distribute, and feature you on the Clue Detective’s blog/social media.  The flyer features a crossword codeword and a sudoku, to whet the puzzler’s appetite, a description of your fundraiser and your tracking link and instructions on how to make a purchase.  Your blog post (300-500 words) tells your story, highlights your fundraising goal, includes photos and provides a link for people to purchase.

Tips To Fundraising Success

The Clue Detective works with you and your team to help you achieve your fundraising goals.

Appoint A Committee 

If you are coordinating a big group of participants, running your fundraiser is probably a job that shouldn’t be left to one person.  A small group eg. 3-5 members is ideal to brainstorm ideas and share the workload.  However, with the tools we provide, it is very easy for an individual to run a very successful fundraising campaign.

Promote Promote Promote! 

Running a fundraiser in the digital age has many advantages. Reaching a large number of people is easier than ever. If you have social media (Facebook, a website/blog) at your disposal, you can keep your community up to date with regular posts and articles.

It’s very easy to email/message a friend or relative telling them about the drive and what you are raising funds for.  Even an ‘ex-pat’ uncle working in Dubai can help his favourite nephew’s school fundraiser.  You just need to send him the link.  Once he clicks on it, he will be taken to your fundraiser’s landing page.  He then follows the prompts to make his purchase.

Set A Time Frame

We recommend you set a time limit for your fundraising drive, rather than adopting a ‘set and forget’ approach.  For example, you might want to run the event for 6 weeks.  This gives you the opportunity to engage with people and build momentum.  Encourage them to talk to their friends and family and to make sure they purchase their membership/s by the due date

How Much You Can Raise

A Clue Detective fundraising drive can cater to any monetary goal you set yourself.  Here is a guide to  your fundraising potential. It is based on the cost of a Clue Detective individual membership which attract a commission of $12 per sale. Organisational memberships (saleable to schools, retirement villages,  neighbourhood houses and libraries) attract a higher commission.

Fundraising Target No of Memberships Fundraising Target No of Memberships


$250 21 $20,000 1,666
$500 42 $50,0000 4,166
$1,000 83 $100,000 8,333
$5,000 417 $250,000 20,833
$10,000 833

Types of Memberships

Membership Type RRP Commission
Individual $60.00 $12.00
Organisational A :up to 25,000 population $450.00 $90.00
Organisational B : 25,001-50,000 population $650.00 $130.00
Organisational C : 50,0001- 100,000 population $950.00 $190.00
Organisational D :


$1440.00 288.00
Organisational E : 150,0001- 200,000 $1900.00 $380.00
Organisational F : 200,0001- 300,000 $2,500 $500.00
Organisational F : 300,000-500,000 population $3200,00 $640.00

Make Your Goal Measurable

You should make your fundraising goal as specific, and as measurable as you can.  For example, “we need to raise $6,000 to send the school’s orchestra to Europe in July 2019″.  This tells people what the fundraiser is for, how much participants need to raise and what the deadline is.

Planning is extremely important. You should also make sure your goals are measurable, and are based on the people and the time you have at your disposal.  If you have a small group and a longer lead time, you consider running several smaller fundraising events to avoid burning people out.

Promote the Benefits of Puzzling and Achieve Your Fundraising Targets!

We trust that you will enjoy this clever alternative to traditional fundraising, and look forward to helping you meet your fundraising goals!


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