Info For Rappellers - Fundraising Tips
You’ve registered to go Over the Edge, your adrenaline is pumping, you have the date circled on your calendar, but wait, what now? Don’t delay, start fundraising today! Before you know it, you will have your $1000 raised and be on your way to taking your first step Over the Edge!
Here are some great ideas to get you started...
1. Create and edit your fundraising page! (Your registration confirmation email
will help you access your Member Area)
2. Send an email out to your friends, family and co-workers
3. 5 generous friends give you $50 $250
4. 10 of your contacts give you $25 $250
5. 5 friends give you $20 $100
6. 10 more people give you $10 $100
7. 20 coworkers give you $5 $100
8. Your personal donation of $100 $100
9. Your company’s matching funds of $100 $100-$900 (better yet, ask if they will match ALL the funds
10. Take a deep breath, because you are really going Over the Edge!!
The #1 reason people give is because they are asked. Don’t be shy, the worst someone will do is tell you no, at best, they will give you more than you expected! Be excited! People will feed off your enthusiasm.
Know your facts. Be able to talk about how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia (learn more) provide a safe and positive place to learn and grow and have a significant impact to those children in our community who need it most! People give because they are asked, because they care and because the person doing the asking is enthusiastic and passionate about their cause.
Building Floor Sponsors and Donations
Divide the number of floors in your building into your minimum amount raised
Example: $1000/10 floors, $100 pledge per floor
Same as floors, except use the height of the building in feet
Example: $1000/100 feet, ~$10 per foot
Corporate Matching/Matching Gifts
Many companies will match charitable contributions their employees make. See if your company will match your donations or the total funds you raise. If they only match employee giving, get as many of your co-workers to give as possible.
Don’t forget you can ask area businesses to support you. Every building facing your building!
You can put together some mini fundraisers to benefit your cause
Bake sale – sell cookies at your desk
BBQ fundraiser (charge for lunch or ask for donations)
Baskets – keep a donation plate on your desk or in a common area
Challenge - have a peer in another department go Over the Edge with you and see who can raise the most money, or whoever raises the most must go Over the Edge. For execs, challenge other departments or challenge an exec from another company!