How to raise $1,500 by Ride Day.
Ride Day less than one month away! Have you reached your fundraising goal yet? If not, don’t worry! There is still time to maximize your impact. We have some ideas to help you hit $1,500 (making you a member of the Extra Mile Club) in time for Ride Weekend.
- Get social! Utilize social media as a tool to help you reach your fundraising goals. Share your fundraising page on all your social platforms to spread the word about your why, and encourage friends, family and coworkers to donate to your fundraising page.
- Host a team event: Hold a team fundraiser! From a yard sale at a team member’s house where everyone can bring items to sell, to a potluck dinner where you charge guests a small fee to attend, the possibilities are endless. Post your event to your social media accounts to promote it!
- Once your event is done, the funds raised can be turned in and divided evenly among the team members to count toward their fundraising pages. This is a great way to help team members who are hesitant about reaching their goal.
- Lean on your strengths: Use your unique gifts to make a positive impact. We encourage riders to personalize their fundraising strategy to their strengths and interests – making the journey fun and rewarding in more ways than one. Love crafting? Consider selling your creations for the cause! Do you have a skill you can teach others? Host a lesson and put the proceeds toward your fundraising total! There are so many opportunities to align your passions with Ride for Roswell’s mission.
- The rule of 10: Make a list of 10 people, ask them to contribute $25 each, and you’ll be shocked at how quickly the dollars add up! That will get you up to $250, earning your first rewards! If you need a good place to start, here is an example.
- Ask > 3 friends > 2 co-workers > 1 neighbor > 4 family members.
- Find a community partner: Visit local businesses and ask them about ways they can help you raise funds for your Ride. They may donate or offer you a space to promote your Ride.
- Ask, ask, ask … and ask again: So many people have been impacted cancer. Whether they’ve lost a loved one to cancer, know someone who is a survivor or are battling the disease themselves, people want to make a difference! The more you share what you’re doing, the more people will choose to donate. Kathy Caruso of Team ‘Otterly’ Phil says it best; “A penny or a pound, it’s all forward motion.”
Here’s what some team captains have done to enhance their fundraising efforts.
“A large percentage of our team donations were collected by soliciting on Facebook. We also raised quite a bit from recycling bottles and cans.” — Robby N.
“We like to have a basket raffle at our family get together every year. We also get our team members together to attend the Beers & Gears events, connect our dashboards to our Facebook pages and email friends and family.” — Bob G.
“We mostly use social media and personal outreach. We also did a virtual sign fundraiser! People could buy signs and other crafts and the proceeds were put towards our team.” — Amy V.
“We sell luminary candles all over our neighborhood. We also collect bottles and cans year-round.” — Casey C.
“I made fabric shopping bags, decorated mugs and team car decals for my team to sell!” — Geri B.
“One event that we are going to try and make as big as possible is a video game streaming event on Twitch. We’re hoping for a huge turnout for that. We’re so excited!” — Jon M.