Fundraising Focus: Linköpings FC

Zohero helped this Swedish women’s team crowdfund their travel to Champions League games

Jul 13, 2017 · 3 min read

In 2016, women’s team, Linköpings FC had the sort of season that football supporters and players all dream about. They finished the season as the best team in Sweden, winning Damallsvenskan, the top division for the first time in their history. The feat ensured that they qualified for the most prestigious club competition in Europe, the Champions’ League.

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However unlike men’s football, women’s teams don’t receive huge TV payouts and Linköping realised that paying for travel to matches across the continent might be difficult — it’s hard enough in a long country like Sweden! They decided to start a fund with Zohero in order to pay for travel to matches, but also as a fund for future investments in infrastructure and development.

Linköping ran a great campaign, utilising their existing networks and updating contributors regularly. Thanks to their wonderful supporters, the campaign was really successful and the team raised close to 250,000 Swedish Kronor in the first month! As many of their supporters chose to be a monthly supporters, the team will continue to receive 93,000 kr/year to fund the team’s development into the future too.

You can view their fund here which now has a value of over 315,000 kr, a fantastic achievement for a club of their size!

Is your club interested in setting up a similar fund?

Zohero helps a large number of sports clubs with successful sales and fundraising campaigns, with a focus on creating great long-term relationships with supporters. On average, our organisations raise 3X more with monthly donations. We are the leading crowdfunding platform in Sweden for sports organisations and have recently launched in the UK.

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We provide all the tools you need to raise money and engage your supporters for the long-term:

  • Style & Simplicity
    Create a beautiful personalised fundraising page in just a few clicks. Include your organisation logo, colours and images
  • Hero Levels & Rewards
    Create funding choices for your supporters to suit every pocket and level of engagement. Make them happy!
  • Payments Solutions
    Accept recurring subscriptions and one-off donations, or sell merchandise and tickets in 25 countries
  • Promotion & Engagement
    Integrate social media, create digital banners, thank you messages and blogs. Zohero is your fundraising HQ.
  • Analytics
    View revenue and reports, measure and adjust to maximise your fundraising and engagement
  • Help & Support
    You’re not on your own. Enjoy easy set-ups, in-depth guides and great advice from our expert team

If raising money and building your supporter base like Linköping sounds like something you’d like to do too, then do get in touch. Our team will be happy to help you get started.

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