Fundraising practically makes you a superhero. Your team will have already chosen to raise funds for vital equipment, life changing services, or ground breaking research. Or perhaps you decided to leave it to the experts to spend it in the area that needs funds the most. But then the big question hits... how will I do this?
Email, email, email
Get your fingers running across your keyboard and tell your friends and family members all about what you are doing. Family and friends can easily help by sponsoring you, so make sure you send them an email with a link to your page to make it easy. Did you know that it only takes fundraisers on average 5 donations to reach their target?
Share all your progress on social media. Don't forget to share photos, stories, videos, stats and stories. You've entered into this challenge for a reason so make sure you are letting your friends know how you are tracking along and what an easy way to do it. You will find friends who want to support who you may never have expected to! You might even get yourself a fan following.
Think outside the box
Give your colleagues extra inspiration to donate to you. The guys at NetApp did exactly that when they promised their coworkers if they hit their $1,000 target, team 'Gone Fishing' would hit the streets in gorilla suits. Who doesn't want to see their Director walking around in a gorilla suit?