Fundraising Tips for Success
Lead by example
- At any point during THE HUNT, you can make a personal donation to your team. Make it even more interesting by pledging to your friends that you'll match the donations made to your team, or perhaps commit to make a donation when a friend/colleague signs up to participate.
- Ask friends, family, and colleagues for donations by using the templates on the One Cause webpage. Reach out easily to your network through email, text, and social media. Make it personal, and see the donations roll in! More fundraising equals more points for your team.
Recruit other people to join your team or create their own team
- When you recruit your friends, family, and colleagues to join your team (or start their own team) you can earn point on THE HUNT.
- Ask the folks you recruit to give an additional donation at the time they register.
- Recruit other companies/individuals for THE HUNT, and get points when they sign up.
Post on social media
- Pick a day during the week to take some fun team photos or videos of you and your team. Create a post on your Facebook or Instagram highlighting your involvement in THE HUNT, and have your teammates share it.
- Tag other individuals on social media and challenge them to make a donation.
Fundraise at the (virtual) office with your colleagues
- Create mini-competitions WITHIN your company. Set some funny stakes, like a pie in the face, and see which department/branch can outraise the others!
- Have a Jeans Day, Hat Day, Badger Fan Day, costume contest, etc., with $5 for everyone who wants to participate. Collect the money and enter it as an offline donation for your team.
- Get you customers/clients involved! Put out a tip jar, ask customers to round-up their purchases, run a Penny War between branches/locations, ask for customers to donate for a chance at a prize, etc. THE HUNT is a great way to show your clients that you're committed to giving back in the community, so take pride in sharing your involvement!
- Use your company's gift matching program, or ask if you can get one started. If your company offers a match, make sure you know the process so you can not only get your gift matched, but tell your colleagues how to secure a match when they make THEIR gift! If your company doesn't have a gift matching program, see if there's an opportunity to get some corporate support behind your employee engagement.
Have some great ideas for raising BIG? Share them with us and let us share with other fundraisers! You may feel inclined to keep your best strategies close to the chest, but don’t forget that the more successful EVERY person is, the more resources we have at Big Brothers Big Sisters to make meaningful mentoring relationships for kids in our community. So spread the wealth, share your tips, and let’s make a difference for our Littles!