Fighting bladder cancer is a cause that everyone can rally around, and one that many people will gladly support. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) wants to be sure that we are doing everything we can to help you while you are fundraising for the AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer. You will find lots of important fundraising ideas here:
Quick Fundraising Tips
Self-Donor - Start by making a donation yourself and ask others to match it! You will also earn the Self-Donor badge which will show on your personal fundraising page.
Who do you know? - The key to building a successful fundraising campaign depends on asking people you know for support. Think about everyone whose lives you touch and ask him or her to join your team or make a donation. Use the Who Do You Know? worksheet to identify people that you know and organize them into categories.
Send emails - Use your participant center to send emails to friends and family to ask for their support and to join you on walk day.
Honor someone - Encourage a bladder cancer survivor to participate on your team, or participate in memory of someone. Let everyone know your team is participating in their honor. A real-life story makes your fundraising personal.
Ask every day - Ask one person each day to make a contribution. If you get five $20 gifts, you'll have raised $100 in less than a week! Bladder cancer is a disease that impacts many, and most people are happy to donate even in tough economic times. Give everyone the opportunity to help by making a tax-deductible donation. Click here to download a donation form.
Talk it up - Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of any meetings you'll be attending. Explain why you are participating in the event and ask for everyone's support. If you're dedicating your efforts to someone don't forget to tell their story.
Fundraise as a team - Teams can have a lot of fun organizing activities and events to raise money. Try having a team fundraising activity which provides a service that people would potentially already be spending money on. For example, teams could offer baby-sitting or host movie nights, garage sales, spaghetti dinners, or car washes. The sky is the limit!
Donation forms - Keep a donation form on you at all times, that way you have it handy. If someone can't donate, ask them to spread the word or participate with you.
Raise $250 in 7 Days!
Here are some quick tips to help you accomplish your fundraising goal ($250) in 7 days! Don't be afraid to tailor this plan to any fundraising goal - $500 or even $1,000.
DAY 1 SPONSOR YOURSELF $30
DAY 2 ASK THREE RELATIVES FOR $20 $60
DAY 3 ASK SIX FRIENDS FOR $10 $60
DAY 4 ASK FIVE COWORKERS FOR $10 $50
DAY 5 ASK FIVE NEIGHBORS FOR $5 $25
DAY 6 ASK YOUR SPOUSE OR PARTNER $25
DAY 7 CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS! $250