Seven Creative Ways to Fundraise

Ride for Roswell is almost here! Check out our seven tips to help you reach and exceed your fundraising goals while having fun doing it.

1) Get social.

They don’t call it social media for nothing. Share your fundraising page on all your social platforms to spread the word that you’re raising funds to end cancer.

2) Tap into tech.

When it comes to fundraising, there are tons of ways to use technology to your advantage. Try going live on social media and talking about fundraising, make a video asking for donations or live stream on a platform like Twitch and share your Ride for Roswell fundraising link in your stream. 

3) Be daring.

Use your fundraising as an opportunity to challenge yourself to get outside your comfort zone. Do a pushup for every dollar you raise. Make an origami swan each time someone donates. Whatever you choose, make it a challenge that will get people buzzing.

4) Play to your strengths.

Everyone’s good at something. By playing to your strengths — be it crafting, singing, running or anything else — you can take your fundraising to the next level.

5) Make it an event.

Fundraising can really bring people together. Try hosting an event like a dinner, jam session or art class where the proceeds go toward your fundraising goal. Just be safe and follow recommended COVID-19 precautions.

6) Find a community partner.

Visit local businesses and ask them about ways they can help raise funds for your Ride. They may donate, match your donation or offer you a space to promote your Ride.

Click here to see if your business has a matching gift program.

7) Tell a friend (or 10).

Nothing beats word of mouth. Tell your friends and family what you’re doing and ask them to spread the word! You can also talk to other riders for more inspiration.

Featured Team: Desmond Strong

Why does your team ride in the Ride for Roswell?

We ride for my 8 year old son Desmond. He survived high risk t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and rang the bell in April 2021. We also ride for all the pediatric cancer patients.

Team photo with Ride lawn sign

What is your favorite part about Ride Weekend?

The Opening Ceremony is always so memorable and powerful for me. I cry tears of happiness for the survivors and wish for hope for all those still on their cancer journey. And I remember all those friends that have passed before us from this terrible disease.

What does leading a team mean to you?

Leading a team with my son by my side throughout his treatment, during a global pandemic, AND then last year as a survivor has meant the world to me. I want the community to see that our story provides hope and love for all that are traveling down a path with a cancer diagnosis. As a single mother, watching the strength of my son (who was 5 at time of diagnosis) is something I can never fully describe with words. I carry his strength with me as I lead a team for the Ride every year.