Fundraising is the most important element of Challenge Walk MS. To get started fundraising for 2015, check out our tips below. Please note that all donations to the National MS Society are tax-deductible.
Fundraising is as easy as 1, 2, 3... Follow these simple steps:
Step #1 Know your networks
Use the Know Your Networks worksheet (pdf) to make a list of every person you know: the obvious (friends and family) and the not-so obvious (neighbors, acquaintances, alumni associates, etc.).
Step #2 Set your fundraising goal
Keep in mind that you will want an attainable goal and continue to increase your goal throughout the Challenge Walk season. Once you’ve settled on your goal, make sure log into your account and update it.
Step #3 Share your commitment and make a plan
You have created your donor list and set your goal; next comes what many people think is the hardest part of fundraising, the ASK. Tell everyone what you are doing the excitement is contagious and your story will inspire others. Articulate why you are taking on Challenge Walk. Your commitment will be the reason they choose to give you a donation.
Use these tools to continue striving toward your fundraising goal!