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Thread: YDC Charity Events: The 3 R's

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    Post YDC Charity Events: The 3 R's

    Have you ever wondered what all the YDC hoopla is about that happens towards the end of most months?

    Well maybe this little thread will help explain. And who knows, in the end you may decide to join in the mayhem.

    The 3 R's
    are considered the fundamentals or basic knowledge of a field.


    The three R's of education are regarded as reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic.


    So, I thought, "Why not have the three R's of YDC?"

    Of course, I got carried away with all the excitement and actually came up with six (6) R's.

    R
    eminiscing
    = a brief YDC history and time line of major events
    R
    esults
    = all about the money YDC has raised & charities supported
    Responses to Questions = YDC FAQ's
    Ready to List = the basics of YDC listings
    Request = be a part of YDC
    Right Now = current YDC happenings


    For those of you that like to jump around, each of the R's is a link to take you directly to that post and please click on the all the links throughout this thread for more information and insight. Just look for the text in blue.

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    Reminiscing
    A Brief History of eBid YDC

    In the beginning …


    YDC was originally created on another online selling venue in an effort to bring folk together. The idea was to give folk something to focus on and to create some fun in the forums.


    In 2003, when many of the original YDC participants came here, YorkiesAuctions started YDC on eBid.


    Yorkies Daft Competition was all about the fun. The original idea was to sell a low value item for as much as you could using a funny and/or inventive description.


    The idea of making YDC a charity event was introduced in YDC 4.


    In late 2006, when Yorkie had to stop running the YDC due to family and work commitments, the name of the event was changed to Your Donation Counts. This event may no longer be called Daft, but daft auctions with funny titles and creative descriptions are still encouraged and appreciated.

    YDC Timeline
    2003
    June
    YDC 1
    Yorkies Daft Competition
    YorkiesAuctions presiding

    YDC starts the last full weekend of the month
    listing period = 2 days Friday to Sunday
    midnight to midnight UK time
    auctions hosted on eBid.co.uk
    item value = 10 maximum
    auctions run up to 7 days
    bidding starts when listing period ends
    September
    YDC 4
    YDC becomes a charity event
    2005
    January
    limit of 5 auctions per seller
    2006
    May
    August
    eBid creates a YDC category
    September
    YDC 37
    October
    YDC Name Change - Your Donation Counts
    2007
    May
    YDC 44
    2008
    item value increased to 20 maximum
    2009
    January
    March
    YDC 63
    a friendly little competition
    April
    August
    YDC 69
    BabsnRay aka PoppyGrove presiding
    Creation of Charity Forum
    2010
    January
    April
    May
    YDC 77
    June
    Change of auction running time from 7 to 4 days
    Change of event dates from
    the last full weekend of the month to
    the 24 through the 28th of the month
    Change of listing period from 2 days to anytime
    July
    Vonz aka Armstrongs presiding
    YDC 79
    Competition entry no longer required for YDC auctions
    Listing time changed from UK time to Local time zone
    2012
    June
    ​YDC 100
    2014
    January
    March
    2015
    February
    YDC 129


    Prefer to see history in pictures rather than words, why not take a look at the YDC albums?

    Have a notable event to add? Have a correction that needs to be made? Captured a YDC memorable moment in pictures? Just send a Private Message to hurryb4itsgone.

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    Results

    YDC (Your Donation Counts) events have raised thousands of $, , over the years for both local and international causes. A list of charities supported by YDC events can be found at the bottom of my "All-About-Me" page.


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    More detail about the funds given by YDC participants can be found at:

    YDC Total of Totals and YDC totals from 2010 ~




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    Responses to Questions

    YDC FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)


    Q: What is YDC?
    R: YDC is a charity fund raising event on eBid.net

    Q: What does YDC mean?
    R: YDC is an acronym that stands for Your Donation Counts.

    Q: When does YDC take place?
    R: YDC occurs the 24th to the 28th of each month, excluding December.

    Q:
    How do I list my item for 4 days?
    R: On the listing page, click on 'Custom' and click the 24th of the month for the start date. Enter 4 in the 'days box' and you are ready to go.

    Q:
    What charity is supported by YDC?
    R: The YDC featured charity changes from one event to another.

    Q: Do my YDC auctions have to support the featured charity?
    R: You are free to support any charity of your choice with your YDC auctions. Be sure to indicate
    what worthy cause will receive the proceeds in the title and description of your YDC listings.

    Q: How is the YDC featured charity chosen?
    R: The YDC featured charity is nominated by the winner of the competition.

    Q: May I choose whether my YDC listing is part of the competition?
    R: Yes, only listings that indicate they are an entry in the competition and meet all the requirements (see Ready to List? - post #5) are considered part of the competition.

    Q: I ran an auction in YDC, now what do I do with the proceeds?
    R: Instructions on where to send YDC money for the featured charity is included in the tally thread for the event. Don't forget to add a post to the thread with the amount of money you raised for all your YDC auctions.

    Have a correction to an answer or a question you want answered or think should be included here?

    Just send a Private Message to hurryb4itsgone.


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    Ready To List?

    YDC (Your Donation Counts) is a charity fund raising event on eBid.net.

    The international eBid community hosts the YDC charity event from the 24th to the 28th of each month, excluding December.

    Items donated by eBid members are auctioned off to benefit worthy causes. YDC is open to all eBid members and is a fun way to raise money for charity.

    YDC also includes an optional competition component to see which seller can attract the highest bid for one of their auctioned items. The winner gets to nominate the following YDC's featured charity.

    Ready to start a YDC listing?
    1. Choose a charity or good cause to support with the money you raise. You may support any cause you wish.
    2. List your item in the Your Donation Counts sub-category of the Charity Auctions category on eBid.net.
    3. Include YDC nnn (the number of the current YDC) and your cause in the auction title and description.
    4. Maximize YDC visibility by offering your item to as many international destinations as possible. Please do not charge more than cost for shipping or postage.
    5. Run your listing from the 24th to the 28th of the month.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Want to Enter the Competition?
    1. Choose an item with an expected value of less than 20.00 (or local equivalent). Higher value items are still welcome in YDC but should not be considered competition entries.
    2. Start your auctions at 99p or less (or local equivalent.) The website xe.com is a good place to check currency exchanges.
    3. Be sure your auction does not use Reserves, Buy Now prices or listing enhancements (eg Featured, etc).
    4. Make sure your end time on the 28th matches your start time on the 24th, so that your auction only runs for exactly four days - no extending from very early on the 24th to late on the 28th.
    5. Add the following text to your auction(s) description:
      This auction is an entry in the YDC charity competition. All money raised by this auction will go to charity name.



    Last edited by hurryb4itsgone; 9th February 2017 at 06:57 PM. Reason: update competition rules

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    Request

    Be a part of YDC (Your Donation Counts)
    charity auctions on eBid.net

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    Be a part of it ...
    ... by listing an item and donating the proceeds
    ... by donating to the featured charity
    ... by bidding on the items up for auction
    ... by promoting YDC on social media

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    Charity Auctions on eBid

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    Have an eBid YDC (Your Donation Counts) social media page you would like added?

    Just send the link to hurryb4itsgone via Private Message.


    Last edited by hurryb4itsgone; 29th September 2017 at 03:13 PM. Reason: change RSVP to request

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    Right Now
    Current YDC Event

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    YDC 159

    will take place October
    24th through the 28th

    Your Donation Counts!


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    Out of 69 auctions listed in YDC 158 by 17 sellers ...
    The Winner of YDC 158 Competition is ...



    Maelbrigda.
    The
    Chocolate competition entry raised
    $26.61 AUD
    $25.99 CAD
    €17.69 Euros
    15.50 GBP
    $20.84 USD
    for
    Laurencekirk Thursday Group

    Thank you to everyone for making this such a successful YDC.

    Your Donation Counts!




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    The Laurencekirk Thursday Group is a mental health peer support group based in Laurencekirk but covering the Mearns. They have been running 11 years this month. This is the first year without monetary support from the NHS. Over the years over 200 people have passed through the group. Maelbrigda would therefore like to suggest them as the featured charity for YDC 159.

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