Fundraising Toolkit

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it …and boldness backed by the right tips, tools and support has the ability to achieve the kind of fundraising that can change the world for cancer survivors everywhere. So, let’s see what we can do to help you with your fundraising:

Click here for 6 easy steps to raising $1,000.

Make it personal

Social media tips 

Let’s face it: we spend a significant portion of our lives on social. Social media is BIG and only getting bigger. We shop, read the news and keep in touch with friends with a few clicks. And when it comes to supporting the causes and organizations we care about, our behavior is no different. In fact, people who engaged with charities via social media were inspired to take further action, such as donate, volunteer or attend an event. Be active. Be engaging. Be Authentic.  

Use Facebook To Fundraise:

  • Create a Facebook post every week for training and fundraising updates. Make sure to include a link to your rider profile page.
  • Tag us @BikeCTChallenge on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Use the official Facebook cover and profile photos for your personal social media pages. Be sure to download them on the right! You can even add your rider profile link to your cover and profile photos.  
  • Use the hashtag #ctchallenge when you post. Here’s how
  • Click here to view our Social Media Fundraising guide. 

3 times a charm

  • Space out your emails and social media posts to promote the different stages of your ride and keep donors and friends engaged throughout the year
  1. When you sign up: Scream from the rooftops that you committed to ride and why
  2. As you train: Tell your friends and family how they can support your goals and join your team
  3. After the ride: Brag about the event to everyone you know *Remember that you can still fundraise until October 18, 2017

Use your network

  • Your efforts should start with your support system. Ask your friends, family and coworkers to join the mission
  • Brainstorm a list of potential donors. Click here to get started.
  • Invite your network to any fundraising events

Donations in lieu of gifts

  • Ask people to donate to your CT Challenge account, in lieu of gifts for a birthday or holiday

Special touch

  • Drop a handwritten thank you note in the mail for a special donor
  • Send a thank you email after receiving donations
  • Host a small event to thank your donors for their unconditional support

Double your dollars

Local promotions

  • Guest bartend for a night at a local bar or restaurant where a percentage of the proceeds are donated to your ride
  • Poker night with the boys or girls
  • Lemonade stands and bake sales are always a hit
  • Work with local businesses you frequent (ex. stage your bake sale outside your grocery store or dry cleaner)
  • Keg for a cause – Host a block party on your street and charge admission.
  • Create a custom team t-shirt, beer koozie or hat to sell
  • Make crafts to sell with your children. 
  • Make sure to submit your event to our events calendar

Get physical

  • Does your local health club offer spin classes? Talk with the manager and arrange a spin-a-thon to benefit your fundraising. Organize a workout class with a local gym or fitness center
  • Ask a minimum donation from participants
  • Make sure to submit your event to our events calendar

For live help

Where the money goes

The programs funded by the CT Challenge Ride were renamed Mission this year to position them as the flagship for survivors everywhere. Their commitment to use these programs to equip all who battle cancer with the exercise, nutrition and mind-body knowledge, tools and community needed to live. life. vibrantly. remains unchanged.

 

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Social Media Fundraising Guide

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