Wondering how to fund your Big Cheese experience? Registration and travel costs can make the Big Cheese look expensive, especially for a college student. But in reality, it has always been the case that students are able to find ways to completely fund their Big Cheese experience one way or another. So don’t let finances be a reason to not register! Check out some of our suggestions below, and talk to your Changemaker Ignitor if you still have any hesitations!
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The movement-wide fundraising goal lives up to its nickname, the BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal), at least at UVM. It’s a big goal, a scary goal, an overwhelming goal: raise $150,000 in one year for the end of extreme poverty. It’s also a goal that doesn’t work without all of the FeelGood chapters, and the chapters can’t fundraise without dedicated leaders and volunteers
1. Big Cheese registration will cost you $350.
This is misleading. Big Cheese registration is $275 prior to April 1st, but $350 after that, but virtually ALL registrations are paid for with Cheese Points. At 60 Cheese Points per $1, the Early Bird and regular price is 16,500 Cheese Points and 21,000 Cheese Points, respectively, which means every chapter has enough earnable points for at least 1 registrant, if not 2!
2. The Big Cheese will conflict with my summer job/internship.
Not necessarily! The Big Cheese takes place over a weekend, plus half a day on Friday and Monday too. Not only will most employers give you time off for a prestigious leadership conference like this, they will also be very impressed with your commitment to FeelGood’s cause and support you in getting there! All you have to do is ask, the earlier the better!
1. FeelGood students from across the continent are so excited to meet you!
It’s sometimes easy to forget that you’re part of a global movement. Come meet the amazing students from other FeelGood chapters!
2. Early bird registration ends April 1st.
Register now! Because on the 1st, and this is no April Fools joke, the registration cost will jump up 4,500 Cheese Points. Or in regular people money, $75.
What does it mean when we say that we are going to end extreme poverty by 2030?
It is a monumental undertaking. One that would surpass most of humanity’s greatest achievements. Can you imagine? Take a second and reflect on what that world might look like, the world that we built together, in 2030. One free of extreme poverty and hunger, with gender parity around the world, and humanity taking the next step in its evolutionary trajectory. A world in which humanity has collectively expressed its belief that all humans (and, indeed, all life) are equal and have a right to dignified lives.
In our collective endeavor to raise $150,000 this academic year, chapters and alumni across the movement are taking their efforts to the land of social media and the interwebs by setting up online crowdfunding pages via the FeelGood website! If your chapter or yourself has not started doing this, we urge you to consider it!