Your fundraising is making a difference by restoring the lives of those affected by drug addiction, gang violence, prostitution, and reuniting families – ripped apart. YOU can be a fundraising powerhouse – just use these tips to take advantage of the many resources available and aim high!
1 Know your networks – Give friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, and co-workers an opportunity to get involved and help you reach your goal – you never know who might sponsor you. Share your promo link (Found in your profile area of the Run 4 Hope website).
2 Aim high – Set a goal that seems just out of reach. It will inspire you and the people you are asking for support.
3 Give to yourself – You’ll show people this mission matters to you and kick start your fundraising. Also, when you give a total of $500 or more in sponsorships to yourself or someone else, it will go toward your United We Can Level. View full details here.
4 Set up your public profile page to tell your story – Within your profile, you have your very own web page. Be sure to customize it with your story and your pictures. Tell people why Run 4 Hope matters to you.
5 Evangelize – You’re not only raising funds, you’re a testimony of Gods love. Share your testimony with those people you are asking for sponsorships.
6 Share your progress – Let people know where you stand and ask them to help you reach your goal.
7 Go mobile on iOS/Android – Upload a selfie to your favorite social network and challenge your friends and family to support you. Include your promo link found in your profile area of the Run 4 Hope website.
8 Get social and creative! – Setup a FaceBook Fundraiser and engage your friends. Share facts about Run 4 Hope and give public shout outs to those that support you.
9 Double your impact with matching gifts – Many companies offer matching gifts for employees as well as loyal customers. Ask your donors to check if their company has a matching gift program that they can utilize. Visit our matching gifts FAQs to learn more.
10 Start now! – There’s no time like the present. And results show the sooner you start, the more you’ll raise. Give people the opportunity to give, and don’t be afraid to ask again.