Team Fundraising Tools and Printables
Top Team Fundraising Tips
1. Challenge Another Team. It’s friendly competition between teams that will result in more money raised for the fight against breast cancer! You’re free to challenge any team, and we would be happy to help pair you with another willing team inside or outside your team’s division.
2. ASK for donations! Don’t miss any opportunities to ask for a donation, whether at work, school, a PTA meeting or any social gathering. Let everyone know about your team and your fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure®.
3. Integrate fundraising into any social gathering or party. Be creative. In past years, teams have held movie parties, barbecues, bake sales, benefit nights at restaurants and bars, car washes, chore-a-thons and even online auctions.
4. Send fundraising and recruitment emails. By far this is the fastest way to gather donations from potential donors and recruit new team members. Use one of the sample messages to send through your personal email account or through your Participant Center.
5. Use Facebook and other Social Media. If you haven’t already, start Fundraising with Facebook! If you use Twitter, tweet your Personal Fundraising Page URL and ask your friends to donate. We even have sample Facebook posts for you to use.
6. Coordinate an all-team ASK day! Pick a day—a day of significance to you or your team or perhaps the person you are supporting or honoring—and set a fundraising goal for the team. On the pre-arranged day, everyone will commit to asking whomever they see in-person or online for a donation. Team members can personalize one of our pre-written fundraising emails specifically for that day.
7. Corporate Matching. Double your donations through matching gifts. Remind your donors about matching gifts. Many companies will match charitable donations given by their employees. It’s an easy way to double your impact. Use our pre-written Matching Gift Message to follow up with donors.
8. Penny War or Loose Change Challenge. You wouldn’t think so, but the pennies and change really add up over time and people are more than happy to donate, especially when it is set up as a competition between departments at work or classes at a school.
9. Garage Sale. Ask your friends and family to participate by donating items to sell. Make signs that indicate all proceeds are going to the Race. Ask your local paper to run an ad as their contribution. Add a bake sale or lemonade stand, and don’t forget to have a donation jar on display!
10. Use your Team Page in the Participant Center. You and your team have your very own Team Page with a specific URL (www address). People can donate to your team directly from this Team Page. You can also send email from the email center using our sample messages. For many who rely on their computers and smart phones to stay connected, it’s the best way to fundraise! (Keep in mind that donations made to a team cannot be divided among individual participants.)
This poster attracts attention, so put it up at work or at your next social gathering. There’s no better way to get new team members interested and to collect donations from your supporters. Print your Team Poster.