Use this 11 step guide to kick off your Marathon of Sport fundraising with a BANG!
1. Customize your Online Fundraising Page
When you receive the link to your online Fundraising page from your Team Captain, take a second to customize it. Add a photo, set your fundraising goal and include a few words about why you’re participating in Marathon of Sport.
2. Always Be Ready
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to gain a donation! After all, who knows when a Marathon of Sport discussion could jump into the conversation? Keep extra pledge forms in your wallet, purse and desk in case the topic pops up.
3. Kick Off Your Own Campaign!
Show others how committed you are to motionball by being the first person to make a donation. From there, you can encourage others to match your contribution.
4. Email Your Fundraising Link With a Personal Note
You’d be surprised how quickly donations will come in if you take a few minutes to compose a short email to your friends, family and coworkers telling them about your participation at Marathon of Sport and what motionball is all about. Make sure you include the link to your personal fundraising page in the body of your email; it’s as simple as a click!
5. Share Your Goal
We all know that people have the tendency to lurk social media so, give them something worth reading! You’d be surprised how many people will want to help you reach your goal! Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media sites that you use.
6. Ask Your Work For Support
Does your company offer a matching program? Many organizations will match the donations that you’ve raised, making your contribution to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation THAT much bigger! You can even put a fundraising envelope in your staff room!
7. Dress Down at the Office!
If you work in an office with a strict dress code, everyone will thank you when you propose that in exchange for a small donation of $2 – $5 to your Marathon of Sport team, your office can rock their jeans to work for a day!
8. Change, Change, Change
You know all that spare change you have lying around? Your purse, your car, your desk – collect it, roll it, donate it! You’d be surprised how quickly it can add up.
9. BE CREATIVE!
motionballers know how to have a good time and we want you to put the FUN back into fundraising! Host your own pre- Marathon of Sport fundraising event such as a bake sale, BBQ or a grilled cheese day!
10. Garage Sale Anyone?
You know you’ve been meaning to do a little clean sweep, so turn your junk into cash by hosting a garage sale! All proceeds go towards YOUR fundraising goal! Better yet – invite some of your teammates to join you and all proceeds go towards your TEAM Registration goal!
11. Happy Birthday to You!
Is your birthday coming up? Why not ask for donations instead of presents this year! Post your donation link to your social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and have your friends and family donate for your birthday!