|Step 2: Fundraise|
As the team captain, it is up to you to set your team's fundraising goal. Keep this in mind as your determine your team goal: at the 2013 Walk for Thought the average person raised $155.66. Start there, and then push further!
$ ___ x ___ teammates = My team's fundraising goal!
Need an example to get you started? $350 x 20 Teammates = $7,000!
Following is a checklist, to assist you and your team to be able to reach (and surpass!) your fundraising goal:
Here's a sample letter you can edit to suit your needs & use for a blast email or hard copy letter to your own friends & family members.
I find it hard asking someone to make a donation. I guess we all do. But, today I am writing to you about a cause that is important to me. This spring, I will join hundreds of people who are participating in the 11th Annual Walk for Thought to raise funds for the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. By making a donation on my behalf, you can support local programs and services for survivors and their families affected by brain injury.
In the US today, a brain injury occurs every 23 seconds. In the blink of an eye, your life can be dramatically altered. You look the same, you sound the same, yet something is just not right. Suddenly the world seems like an unfamiliar place. For over 8,000 people in Vermont who live daily with challenges that come from a brain injury, this is their reality. You can help me reach my fundraising goal of $ ____ by sponsoring me in the Walk for Thought. It's easy. Just visit my personal webpage at: (insert your personal webpage here; the address is generated automatically when you register online), or return the enclosed self-addressed with your check made payable to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont by (insert your deadline).
If hope you will join me in this important challenge by sponsoring me. Your support will mean so much to me and the thousands of people in Vermont living with the effects of brain injury.