Personalities – we all have them. Some of us are adventurous, confident, dependable or even imaginative. Depending on your personality, you can use it and your interests to make the most out of your fundraising efforts for the Ride.
If You're Sociable
Throw yourself a fundraising event. You’re your best self when working a room filled with your closest friends and family. Why not use it to help your fundraising efforts?! Turn a party you’re already planning, like a birthday or an anniversary, into a fundraiser. Instead of receiving gifts, ask everyone to make a $10 contribution to your Ride fundraising page.
If You're Resourceful
Ask about a matching gift program at work. There are so many resources available to help your fundraising efforts and you’re the type that wants to use them all. Matching gifts are a great way to double your donation. Many employers offer programs that match employee’s charitable donations dollar for dollar. To find out if a company has a matching gifts program, review our matching gifts page. If you don’t find your employer’s name, contact your HR department for more information.
If You're Talkative
Head to social media. You’ve got a voice and it’s time to use it! The benefit of social media is that it’s quick, easily shareable and you can use a mix of images and videos. This gives you many opportunities to explain why this cause means so much to you and get those donations rolling in.
If You're Techy
Download our fundraising app. This app is a one-stop shop for all your fundraising needs. You can send emails, integrate with Facebook, update your profile and goal, thank your donors and more. With all the capabilities available to you at your fingertips, you really don’t need anything else. Download it in the App Store or Google Play.
If You're Quiet
Email is your best friend. We get it – sometimes it’s easier to express yourself through the written word. Luckily, email is a great way to communicate with your donors because it allows you to tell the story in a way you’re comfortable with. Social media is also a great option, but using email allows you to personalize your message for each person.
While fundraising can be challenging, it’s fun tailoring your efforts to your personality. And remember:
- It takes more than one ask to get someone to donate, so don’t be afraid to ask more than once. In fact, we encourage it!
- Every little bit helps.
- If you need something to aim for, check out this year’s Rider Rewards.