Fundraising Tips and Tricks

  • Start early! Fundraising isn’t difficult but it does take some time. Try spending time each week promoting your fundraising page
  • Make your appeal personal – why is this a cause that is important to you?
  • Share “I Ride For” on social media and in emails using the “I Ride For” Image (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD)
  • Think about your network – it’s probably larger than you think! Clubs, organizations, faith-based group, your holiday card list are all potential donors that you can reach out to
  • Don’t forget about employer matches
  • Use your social media and email to promote your GiveSmart link and post often! Don’t be afraid to ask more than once – donors often need a reminder to donate
  • Update your donors on your progress – how are your training rides going?
  • If you reach your goal then set a higher one!
  • Make sure to thank you donors!