Tips, tricks, and how-to's from past participants
You can also engage your sponsors in some fun and creative fundraising events. As a team captain you will be encouraging all your team members to excel in their personal fundraising efforts.
Write LettersConduct a letter writing party provide stamps, envelopes, and a sample letter. Get everyone together with their address books for an evening of fun. Give a prize for the most letters sent.
Partner Up!Get local business and vendors involved. Use memberships to certain organizations, clubs, churches, etc. to get the word out about your fundraising efforts.
Get a Matching GiftFind out if your company matches employee gifts. Make sure to educate your team members on the matching gift policy.
Give PrizesAnnounce prize giveaways throughout the time leading up to the event. Give prizes for top fundraisers, the person who has increased their pledges the most since the previous week, or who has the most people pledging them. Be creative and recognize as many members as possible.
Sell Pin-upsYour chapter office can provide your team with pin-up sneakers for your team to sell. Sell them to your co-workers and customers. Display them where they make a visual impact.
Provide a Feeding FrenzyProvide a lunch for your co-workers (company caterers can donate lunch, or make it a team member pot luck). Have a suggested minimum donation for people to partake. Make it fun!