Drupal Association members fund grants that make connections all over the world.
It would be nice to have an easy option to add a base amount of money to a campaign that is not associated with a team.
7Use case: sponsorship dollars that come in from a sponsor of the campaign, where it would be inappropriate to have that sponsor's donation be associated with a team, because the sponsor's donation should not be treated or ranked against "real" teams.
A workaround is to create a false sponsorship team, add the sponsorship amount to "offline cash", and then unpublish the false sponsorship team. This causes the campaign thermometer to go up, but keeps the false sponsorship team out of the actual team rankings.