Captains play a vital role in this event. Your teammates will look to you for leadership when it comes to recruitment, fundraising and keeping motivated. This page will serve as your go-to resource for all the information you need to lead happy and successful team!
The Game Plan
Register Your Team
- Send out a reminder asking your teammates to sign up! The earlier they sign up, the sooner they have access to their Participant Center. Note, to be eligible for amazing team prizes there must be a minimum of 4 people per team and each individual is required to fundraise $125.
Recruit a Co-Captain
- We get it. Things might get busy sometimes! Try and recruit a right-hand man (or woman) to help you with your captain responsibilities. Find someone who can help you spearhead your team to success.
Set a Fundraising Goal
- Set a goal to inspire yourself and your donors. AIM HIGH for your fundraising goal. You already accepted the challenge to climb 739 steps, set the same standard for your fundraising efforts! This amount can always be changed in your Participant Center too.
5 Simple Ways to Recruit
1. Update your Team Page
Personalize your Team Page with images from past rides, team gatherings, or other fundraising events.
Introduce your team and share your story or reasons for riding! You can check out the Participant Center User Guide for more information on how to login and access your progress.
2. Just ASK!
3. Get Social
4. Send Out an Email
5. Use your Work Networks
Recruit your president or CEO, and ask him or her to help you spread the word. Consider displaying event flyers throughout your office or in the lunch room. If you would like to request flyers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You could even try placing an article in your company newsletter or send a company-wide email –just make sure to ask permission from your HR department before sending.
Take a look at our Fundraising page for detailed tips and ideas on how to really kick start your efforts.
We also have these easy ideas to kickstart your team fundraising efforts.
Valentine's Day is coming up. Whether its couples-only, singles-awareness, or Cupid's Theme host a potluck with your teammates and invite everyone’s friends and family. This is a great way to ask for donations in person. Logistically, potlucks are also incredibly easy to plan.
Let your favourite pub know that you're interested in planning a charity event. Often times, they have $10 beer & burger deals. Once that's set, get crafty and create tickets you can sell to your supporters for $15. You can even use the tickets as an entry for a door prize!