AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Kaplan & Princeton Review Auctions
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 09/26/2006
Chapter University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Project Coordinator Jonathan Saed & Jonathan Blackhall
Summary of project We held two separate MCAT course auctions through a plugin on our website. One course was donated to us by Kaplan and the other was donated by the Princeton Review. Both courses were priced around $1600. An "eBay-style" bidding system was used where members could enter their highest bid and the auction plugin would automatically bid for them until reaching their maximum bid. We held the auction for two weeks and made $851 from the Kaplan auction and $1401 from the Princeton Review auction.

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Number of participants 30
Participant hours involved 300 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $0
Project funding Donation
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Project advertising We advertised by posting signs throughout campus, putting notices in premed and biology newsletters, and sent emails to our members reminding them about the auction.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Our website is designed through Wordpress and the plugin was implemented into the website.