New to fundraising? Check out these tips below to help you get started.
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO CANCER RESEARCH
Let all your donors know that 100% of their donated dollars will be used to fuel cancer research here at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
SET-UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
As soon as you register, you can start setting up your fundraising page. Add photos, or a video and text to let everyone know why you are fundraising.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Why are you riding? Who are you riding for? What is your distance? Will this be a challenge? Make your emails and social media posts personal and on your fundraising page. Many donors will tell you there story in return and will be able to make their donation to you in honor or memory of someone. You never know who has been touched by cancer.
GET THE BALL ROLLING
Show others that this is where you put your dollars and start the fundraising ball rolling by making a donation to yourself of any amount.
The journey of fundraising begins with the first step. Ask for a donation. And in fundraising, email is king! Email raised 90% of all funds through athletic events, so get those fingers typing!
SOCIAL MEDIA IS YOUR FRIEND
Use the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to update friends and family on your training and fundraising journey. Donors love to see your progression from that first dollar raised to the announcement that you have reached your goal!
LET YOUR GOAL BE KNOWN
Let everyone know via email, social media and in person what your goal is and where you are currently. Not only will it prompt a donation from friends and family, but possibly a larger gift to help you reach a goal.
SEND TRAINING AND FUNDRAISING UPDATES
Many donors intend to give, but the email gets buried in an inbox and all by forgotten. Sending a training and fundraising update is a great way to thanks those that have already given, let everyone know how your training is going and remind those who may have not had a chance yet to give that there is still time and where you are in relation to your goal.
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SHARE WHAT DOLLARS CAN DO
Check out some of our latest groundbreaking discoveries happening right here at Huntsman Cancer institute and share some of these videos with your donors. Let them know what their dollars can do.
THANK YOUR DONORS
A little note, email or text goes a long way to a donor. Let them know how much you appreciate them taking the time to make a donation and supporting cancer research.