Here are some ways you can motivate your friends, family, coworkers, anyone you can think of, to join your walk team and/or donate to your fundraiser below. You can also check out the full guide here: Team Tips PDF
Create a fundraising page on FirstGiving when you register online.
Have an inspiring team story and add it to your page. Are you walking in honor of or in memory of someone special? Are you walking in response to a report you saw on the news about the death of a homeless person? Are you walking to fight addiction, give support to people with disabilities, mental illness? Are you walking because you once experienced hunger, job loss, or other personal struggles? Tell your story.
Come up with a creative name for your team and design cool t-shirts.
Give out flyers and make sure all your walk team member have flyers as well.
Encourage families, local businesses, and other organizations to form fundraising teams. Teammates can encourage each other and team competition can spur supporters to raise more.
Get passionate about the cause. LTLC outreach saves lives and gives the most marginalized and desperate people in our community hope for a better life. Tell your team members and learn more about how the LTLC Outreach Program works. By explaining the meaning behind the activity, you create a more emotional and impactful experience for participants.
Send out a fundraising letter to people you know. Make it personal, include your story, and send a thank you letter after they donate to your team.
Give people a financial goal by telling them what their contribution is funding. For example:
- $10 provides two first aid kits to someone living on the streets.
- $25 will feed a homeless outreach client for a week
- $50 provides overnight emergency shelter for someone living on the street
- $80 provides 20 outreach clients one day of nutritious meals.
- $100 helps directly fund LTLC Outreach staff for a night – offering a life-changing moment to someone on the streets.
- $250 provides mental health evaluations for clients seeking a night of emergency shelter.
- $1,000 helps to provide furnishings for a new unit of permanent housing.
Use social media throughout the campaign, not just right after you register (here are some tips!). Always include a link to your personal fundraiser page and thank your donors publicly.
Use your own email signature. Include a link to your fundraising page in your signature so every time you send an email, you are promoting your team.
Partner with a local vendor. Are you friends with any business owners? Try to set up a table and bring the flyers, information about your team, and ask people to donate. You can use the classic donation can for cash and even use your iPad or phone to take donations online right on your page!
Host a fundraiser for your team. Here are a few suggestions.