7 Tips to Fundraising
- SHARE YOUR STORY
Who or what is inspiring you to ride? Your community will be more inclined to give if they know why you’re doing this. Login in now to personalize your fundraising page.
- ASK CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY FIRST
Think of the people who you know will donate to your fundraising efforts your partner, family, close friends, co-worker, boss, etc.
- DONATE TO YOURSELF
Show your commitment to the challenge and make a donation to yourself, this will showcase your passion for achieving your goal. Find your fundraising page and make a gift here.
- REACH OUT BEYOND YOUR IMMEDIATE CIRCLE
Enlist the support of your community. Think wider than family and friends - local businesses, your work, fitness studios, etc. Remember to include the link to your personal fundraising page in any emails you send out.
- TRY A MINI CHALLENGE
Motivate your supporters to give by offering to complete challenges at certain milestones, like changing your participant photo to a funny throwback pic at $500 donated, or dying your hair a fun colour at $1,500 donated!
- DOUBLE YOUR EFFORTS
Does your company have a donation matching program, or would they be willing to double your donations up to a specific amount? This is a great way to optimize your fundraising efforts!
- GET SOCIAL!
Social media is incredibly effective in promoting your fundraising challenge! In fact, 90% of donations come in online. Share your story and a link to your personal fundraising page across your social networks. You might be surprised at the amount of support you’ll receive from a post on Instagram or Facebook! Here are a few simple tips to boost your post:
Facebook and Instagram: @cypresschallenge
THANK YOUR SUPPORTERS
Don’t forget to always thank your donors and supporters through a direct message or tag and mention them on your social media channels!