Create a Fundraising Plan. Follow this simple guide!
· Ask To Receive! The #1 reason people give is because they are asked. Don?t be shy about asking for support. Try places where you spend money like hair salons, dry cleaners and restaurants.
-Beat the Average: Double the Average in a few Weeks!
Use this fun and easy plan to raise over half of your fundraising goal in only 6 weeks:
When? Who To Ask? Watch Your Total Grow!
Week 1 Use your online personal page to sponsor yourself $200
Week 2 Ask 4 Family Members/Friends for $25 each $100
Week 3 Ask 2 Co-workers for $25 each $50
Week 4 Get 4 businesses you frequent to sponsor you for $100 each $400
Week 5 Ask your Boss to support your efforts $100
Week 6 Ask 6 more Family Members/Friends for $25 each $150
Your 6-Week Grand Total = $1000
· Always follow up! Many people will need more than one request to donate and most will appreciate the reminder. Include fun facts and an update on how close you are to reaching your goal.
a thank you letter, note, or message to your donors. For your sponsors,
consider including a crazy picture of you from the event so they remember you
Quick and Easy Ideas to Increase Your Fundraising Efforts
Add the event logo to your e-mail signature. You can also include a hyper-link to your personal fundraising website and encourage everyone to visit it and support your efforts.
· Ask all of your supporters about the possibility of matching funds from their employers.
· Social media is a great way to promote your fundraising and connect with people who you would normally not be in regular contact with. Always be sure to include a link to your personal fundraising website for anyone interested in or able to support you.