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jbarnett33 Expert 35 posts since
Apr 1, 2009
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Aug 24, 2009 2:11 PM

Fundraising Ideas!!!

I'm recently joined Team in Training for Leukemia and Lymphoma. I have to raise 1800 dollars by_ November_. Please give me ideas because I need them in order to raise the required amount so I can participate in the Mercedes Half Marathon which I'm currently training for.

  • Laura Mosiello Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 26, 2009
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    1. Aug 26, 2009 7:09 AM (in response to jbarnett33)
    Re: Fundraising Ideas!!!

    Post on social networking sites and encourage even the smallest of donations.  Give your "visitor" a sense of the impact they can make for the money.

  • dcrawford486 Rookie 4 posts since
    Sep 11, 2009
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    3. Oct 23, 2009 9:18 AM (in response to jbarnett33)
    Re: Fundraising Ideas!!!

    I'm thinking of fundraising so that I can participate in the Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon in January.  I've noticed that many charities have participant fund raising links so when people click on that link and make a donation it gets credited to your contribution.


    My plans to help fundraising include:


    1. Adding a signature to my message board posts with a web-link for people to make donations -- you never know when someone on some message board might be willing to throw a donation to someone.


    2. Check with work -- many organizations have programs to make donations when their employees are contribute


    3. Adding a signature to my general e-mails -- same reason as #1


    My biggest concern is coming across pushy -- after all, the economy has been tough lately and I know many of my family is still recovering.

    Dan Crawford

    10/1/2011 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon ** With my wife for her 1st Half **

    6/11/2011 RAP River Run 5K 29m32s

    10/20/1010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon 2h14m02s

    10/11/2009 Disney's 10K Race for the Taste 58m11s

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    4. Oct 23, 2009 9:44 AM (in response to jbarnett33)
    Re: Fundraising Ideas!!!

    Strangers are not going to sponsor you - you can hold a bake sale or something similar - try the local businesses your frequent and see if they will hold and event or sponsor you


    If you ask your friends and family for a $20 - you`ll get  $20 - regardless of what they could afford - if you ask for $500 - for the most part you`ll get $100 or so depending on what they can afford and how strongly they feel about the cause - someone will shock you and drop the $500 - there is no such thing as too pushy !


    Remind everyone  you ask that their company most likely has matching donations - make it easy by sending all the info they will need - contact names , addresses and the charitys regisntraion number.

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    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

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