Feedback is a great indicator that users feel a sense of ownership and want a company to succeed
Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011
For the last three months the breakthrough bill pay fundraising service, StartRaising.com, has been quietly paying its enthusiastic members for their feedback on how to improve its inventive service. Now the start up company is going public with its plans to reward active members with what they call its 'Reward Feedback Program'. StartRaising.com plans to pay up to $1,000 towards any monthly bill of a users choosing for ideas that improve their highly rated service.
By tapping the "wisdom of the crowd", StartRaising.com believes that their members can help them build an even better service.Earlier this year, the company paid one of their members $1,000 for an idea to make their Homepage a slideshow.
To submit their ideas via email, members must log in to their account and click on: feedback(at)startraising(dot)com. If the idea is approved and implemented, StartRaising.com will determine the amount to be paid for the submission, then notify the member. The company will contact the member to find out what monthly bill or credit card that they want paid and send the contributing member a check. To qualify for payment, a member must participate in a minimum of one bill pay fundraiser per month.StartRaising.com believes that only those who use the website understand what the company needs to improve their product.
The reason why the fundraising website for personal bills is so addictive, is that it allows family, friends and co-workers to make matching contributions to a group fund with their debit or credit card, then battle each other for those funds to cover a monthly bill.StartRaising.com has been compared to a cross between the popular T.V show 'Survivor', Ebay,The New York Stock Exchange and a Political campaign.
At the start of this unique fundraising competition, each person in the group gets 10 votes, which they can give to anyone in the group that makes them the best offer for those votes.This is where the real fun begins.Because the votes can be modified at anytime, each player must continue to make offers and counter offers for more votes to improve their ranking.StartRaising.com tracks and posts the efforts of each player second by second on their real time leaderboard.To add an additional layer of tension between contestants, players can only view their ranking along with the top ranked vote getter, but not the other participants on the leaderboard.
As with any competition between family and friends, things often get heated, especially as the end draws near.Being ranked number one, even with seconds left on the real time leaderboard, is no guarantee of victory.The final outcome is always a toss up on this truly unique and innovative fundraiser. At the end of the bill pay fundraiser, the top vote getter walks away knowing that their family, friends or co-workers helped cover a monthly bill, along with bragging rights, at least until the next competition.
StartRaising.com is headquartered in Oakland,Ca. For more information please visit http://www.startraising.com email: contact(at)startraising(dot)com or call:1-800-370-4712