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Fundraising Tips

How to Fundraise for Donations:

  1. Commit!
    Go to the events page and register.
  2. Set Clear Goals and Firm Deadlines
    The key to fundraising success is to establish clear fundraising goals and set firm deadlines for reaching those goals. Identify what you need, how much money is required, and how long it will take to get it. Otherwise, your fundraising activity can be never-ending. So simply set beginning and ending dates for all fundraising projects. That way everybody knows that there will be closure and things won't drag on.
  3. Select Your Donors
    Select the people you would like to ask to support you: family, friends, co-workers, or even fellow gym members. Don’t leave anyone out!
  4. Notify
    You can notify people in so many ways! Send a mass email with information on what you are doing and how they can help you by donating. Don’t forget to tell them how they can donate! You can make an announcement at a family gathering, make phone calls, post your exciting event news on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media you are part of. You can hand out flyers to fellow gym members and ask if they would like to donate or join your team.

Get Creative, Inventive, but Most of All Have Fun With It!

How people can donate to you:
1. You can accept cash or checks to be turned in during registration on the day of the event. Checks can be made payable to Building Strong Survivors™.
2. You can also send people to this website and tell them to click the "Donate" button on the homepage to place their donation online. There will be a message box in the checkout where they can specify who to apply the donation to.

Example:

Step one: go to the event page and register! 
Step two: calculate number of participating hours x minimum hourly donation = total donations to raise prior to the event

Participating for 1 hour
If you need to raise $50.00 per hour that you would like to participate and you are going to participate for 1 hour, you will need to raise $50.00. You may want to ask 5 people to sponsor you for $10.00 each or you may want to ask 10 people to sponsor you for $5.00 each.

Participating for more than an hour
If you need to raise $50.00 per hour that you would like to participate and you are going to participate for 2 hours, you will need to raise $100.00. You may want to ask 10 people to sponsor you for $10.00 each or you may want to ask 20 people to sponsor you for $5.00 each.