Your personal fundraising page is where donors will go to give to you online. Make sure it's ready by uploading a picture of you smiling (people love that!) and write a short welcome message to explain why you are participating.
Remember: Say what you are doing! With RIDE Freestyle, there are so many more fundraising activities to choose from, so it's important to share that on your fundraising page. Are you riding, walking, hiking, singing, knitting, quilting? Your fan club wants to know, so fill them in and post some pics!
Login to Fundhub to do this - click on Profile on the left menu bar.
To fundraise well, you need to ask well. So, take a few minutes and write the email you'll send to each donor personally. Use the email templates in Fundhub for inspiration, and definitely remember to include the link to your personal fundraising page so they can respond online.
Make a list of potential donors you could email. Resist the urge to answer for them - let them decide whether to give or not! Just press that send button... and relax. Your job is done - you asked them to give, which is what good fundraisers do.
Sending a mass email is easier, but sadly, they almost never work. Take the time to carefully copy and paste your email and edit each one personally. That way your friends know you are serious and will likely respond by giving seriously to you too.
Make sure you say thank you by email or phone. It's more than good manners - it lets them know that you noticed their generosity and are thankful for their help. It rewards your donors with your gratitude, and may even help them say yes next year when you ask them again!