See a list of the 2016 incentives.
Share your story. People are more likely to give if you share the reason why you are participating in the Race. Remember to update your personal fundraising page and team page with a photo, story, and how their money will make a difference. Click here for a list of how their money can support the cause.
Integrate fundraising into a social gathering or special event. Is your birthday coming up? Why not ask friends and family to give to the cause instead of receiving gifts. Reach out to a local restaurant to host a happy hour. Most bars/restaurants will provide you with discounted pricing which a $5/$10 admission at the door. What’s the catch? You get to keep the price of entry to put toward your fundraising dollars. Here are some other ideas: host a BBQ, movie night, karaoke party, or bake sale.
Don’t be afraid to ask for support. Don’t miss any opportunity to ask for a team or personal fundraising gift, whether at work, school, social event, or event at a doctor’s appointment or outside meeting. You’d be surprised at how many people would be willing to support you if you just ask.
Start a team challenge! Are you in an organization with multiple locations? Do you have various departments at work? Do you have other friends participating on a separate team? If so, start a friendly competition between teams that will result in more money raised for Children’s National! Update teams on their progress through email or social media posts to keep members energized. Give a shout out or prize to the winning team post-Race. Want some help with your team challenge? Email us at email@example.com
Utilize the fundraising tools and fundraising center. Send fundraising and recruitment emails. Post through your social media channels. Click here to download fundraising tools.
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.
Double donations with corporate matching. Check to see if your company matches gifts and ask your team members to check if their company or donors match. You can do an easy matching search - HERE.