It's important. It’s essential. It can also be a little intimidating. Have 100% faith that YOU can reach your fundraising goal! Your coach will work with you personally to develop a step-by-step fundraising plan that perfectly fits your busy life!
OneWalk Fundraising Fundamentals
Set up your personal page online Share your story. Upload your picture. Tell people about your progress! You’ll be driving people to this page to get online donations. You want it to represent who you are!
Set your goal high! Challenge yourself to surpass the minimum! You can do this and you’re not alone! Together, we’re conquering cancer.
Get your first donation today! Get the ball rolling! That first donation is a feeling you’ll never forget and motivates you to make a difference. Start NOW. Ask someone you’re sure won’t say no.
Send an email to everyone you know! Friends, family, co-workers, everyone! Reach out and tell them why you’re taking on OneWalk. We’ll make it even easier for you. There are pre-written emails waiting for you in your Walker Portal. Now you have no excuses.
Use Technology to share, share, share. Login to your Walker Portal and download your online fundraising tools!
Create a list of people who might donate. Take action on your to-do list! Write down the names of the people and businesses that are part of your life. Take the time to speak to them face-to-face about the importance of OneWalk.
Repeat, remind and rewind. Your friends are busy! Remind them to donate! Most people needs to be reminded a few times before they find the right moment to complete a donation.
Say THANK YOU. Those are two powerful little words. Thank you donors personally, and then through emails, and on social media. They will LOVE the recognition and feel that your journey is now theirs as well.
Face-to-Face Meeting: Asking a potential donor for a contribution in person is always more impactful.
Team Up! Send a quick email alerting friends, family and co-workers that you’ve registered for OneWalk and invite them to join your team!
Bring OneWalk to Work Encourage co-workers to contribute or join your team! Many companies also offer donation matching programs. You won’ t believe how eager your work-family will be to support you!
Reach Out to Your Coaches For ANY reason! If you need inspiration, suggestions, tools, or someone to just brainstorm with CALL, EMAIL, send a smoke-signal! We want to hear from you!
Fundraise Together! The power of the team and team-based fundraising is the heart of the 2016 OneWalk experience! Remember, if your team reaches the required amount to cover all the team members, everyone can participate! Lean on each other to inspire, encourage and motivate!
Promote Your Team’s Cause! When the team was created, your team captain selected the cancer fund for the team. When asking for donations, remind your friends, family and coworkers why your team is walking in this event! Call one of our OneWalk coaches and they will provide you with the information.
Reach Out to Your Team Captain Your Team Captain has fundraising tips, pre-written messages asking for donations and additional tools to help your team meet the fundraising minimum and get to the finish line. Don’t hesitate! Your Team Captain is ready to help!
Train Together! Studies show that persons who practice proper nutrition and exercise regularly tend to stave off illness and are more productive. Train together as a team! A healthy team is a focused team and focused teams are able to fundraise at a higher level!
Recruit! More team members means more funds benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Additional Walkers will also increase your teams’ ability to reach the fundraising minimum! Grow your team’s confidence, presence, fundraising and impact by inviting friends family and coworkers to join the movement! Remember: strength in numbers!