Here are some great fundraising tips to help you to fundraise for Parkinson SuperWalk.
Asking for Donations
Approach local businesses in your area to see if they will sponsor you.
underestimate the power of “word-of-mouth” (the opportunity for each
person to share with all of their contacts the important fundraising
being done). Once you get one person interested and excited about
contributing to SuperWalk, who knows who they might inspire to donate as
are many ways to ask for donations. You can send a letter, make a
phone call, send an email, send a text message, post on facebook,
twitter and other social networking sites. When sending an email or
posting online, make sure to include the website link to your personal
Don’t forget to follow up! If someone hasn’t sponsored you, send them a reminder email.
Always remember to thank your sponsor!
send e-mails to people who contributed to and supported your
fundraising efforts to let them know how much money you raised. It
keeps everyone engaged in your experience and may encourage them to do
those from whom you expect to receive birthday or holiday gifts to
instead contribute money, or half of your gift money, to SuperWalk.
It’s a win-win situation – the gift giver doesn’t have to go shopping
and you receive a contribution to your cause!
companies have resources to make matching gifts programs in which
they will match a donation give by an employee or retired employee.
Check with your company’s human resource department and ask your
parents/friends/relatives if their employer has a matching gift program
as well. Then, work with employers to check the eligibility and
Event Fundraising Ideas
a local center (senior center, community center, YMCA, etc.) if you
can post flyers, include information in their newsletters, and/or make
a presentation about SuperWalk and the importance of fundraising for
upcoming parties or family reunions as venues for discussing your
fundraising activities face-to-face. Bring informational materials and
donation forms to the party/reunion to begin collecting donations
during the party or to share so that fellow party-goers can make
donations from home. Of course, don’t forget to ask the party
host/hostess for permission before asking guests for donations.
call, send a letter to or e-mail the local Chamber of Commerce to
request contacts for local civic groups (such as Rotary Clubs, Lion’s
Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, cultural affairs groups, etc.). When contacting
them, be sure to describe SuperWalk and your fundraising goals. Once
you’ve obtained the information, contact the club president (or, better
yet, a friend who is a member) to request an opportunity to make a
presentation before the group about the SuperWalk, Parkinson’s, and/or
to distribute a mailing/e-mail to members.
probably know people who sell things on eBay®. Or you may want to do
some of your own spring cleaning by trying it yourself. Find 5 to 7
items people my need and send an email taking bids for 48 hours – the
highest bid wins your treasure!
Everyone loves casual Fridays. Why not turn other days into dress down days for a price – a donation to SuperWalk!
your pals over for a get-together can be a fun-filled way to raise
funds. Get creative and host a low-cost, fun and participatory event.
Ideas include game nights, costume or theme parties, pot luck dinners,
knitting parties, tea parties, etc.
events can be a great way to engage the entire community in raising
money for your cause. Choosing the right event depends on your
community, but you can include a bake sale, car wash, wine tasting,
spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast, rummage sale, sports tournament,
block party, etc. And of course, proceeds from the event can go directly
OFF - Works great in an office setting! Ask several proud 'chefs' to
prepare their famous chili, beef stew, apple crumble, or even chocolate
chip cookies. Then have others pay $1, $2, or a donation for the
opportunity to taste each recipe and select a winner! Be sure to have a
small trophy or award prepared for the winner...then new chefs will
know who to challenge the following year!
NIGHT - tired of paying over the top prices at theaters? Then host
your own movie night with proceeds going to PSC. Invite a group of
friends/family over to enjoy a new release you've rented or a classic
favourite. Pop some popcorn, buy some bulk candy and provide several
choices of beverages. Charge people $5 (far less then 1/2 the price of
theater viewing). Sit back, relax, and press play!
SITTING - A great idea for little SuperWalkers. Pet sit your friends',
family members' and neighbours' dogs, cats, hamster, goldfish, etc.
while they are out for the day or away for the weekend.
NIGHT - Invite your friends and family over to play some of your
favourite casino games, with all proceeds going to SuperWalk. Playing
Poker, blackjack, craps or roulette guarantees fun filled night.
BOOK/CD/MOVIE SALE: gather up all those old books/cds/movies that are
cluttering up your home and collecting dust and sell them.
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