There are many of us riding in the Tour de Cure and other charity rides. I think everyone could benefit if we share fund raising tips and tricks. I think most of us have had mixed results emailing friends and family, calling them or talking to them in person. Posters at work and talking to co-workers also seems to have mixed results. I'll start with a few ideas I'm trying or going to try.
1. Selling used bikes and donating the profits. I'm doing this and choosing to make the donation in the buyers name.
2. Use bulletins on the networking site of your choice.
3. Asking local small businesses to sponsor you. you could offer to use a water bottle with their logo.
4. Email local radio stations with information and links to your personal progress page, and the main page of the charity you are raising money for. they may mention it on the air or their website. Even if you don't get a sponsor from this it will raise awareness and may cause people to make a general donation to the cause or participate in the event themselves. Since the whole point is to help the cause, you will still benefit even if you are not sponsored directly.
Let's help each other help the causes we are trying to support!!!
anyone else have any ideas???