Ride For A Cause
SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE SERVICES
IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Help us support our community with raising funds towards our Transportation Assistance Services within Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties by riding for a cause! Transportation Assistance Services include: Free Ride Vouchers, Gas Gift Cards, Car Insurance Assistance, Maintenance Repairs, and Disability & Senior Medical Transportation.
Set up your Fundraiser Page and get the chance to win one or more of our amazing experiences we are raffling off!
• Raise $500, get entered into a round of 18 holes of golf for a 4 person team with golf carts included at the Oceana Golf United, August 20, 2022. Every additional $50 will get you another ticket entered in to the raffle.
• Raise $350, get entered into an all-day ziplining experience for 2 people at the Muskegon Sports Complex. Every additional $50 will get you another ticket entered in to the raffle.
• Raise $200, get entered into 3 Private Halotherapy Salt Chamber sessions at the East of Eden Wellness Spa, downtown Muskegon. Every additional $50 will get you another ticket entered in to the raffle.
ESSENTIALLY, if you are lucky, you have the chance to win ALL THREE raffle giveaways if you raise the funds! Best of luck to your fundraising!
Set up your online fundraising page and support programming in the community of your choice! All fundraising dollars go to support United Way Partner Programs that are listed here!
RIDE UNITED = RIDE TO GIVE!
Proceeds from Ride United support the work of United Way of the Lakeshore,
as we unite to inspire change and build thriving communities!
Tips For A Successful Fundraising Experience
#1 Customize Your Fundraising Page and Set a Fundraising Goal
Once you choose your type of impact, you’ll be taken to the fundraising platform. From there you will select BECOME A FUNDRAISER. Then personalize your page or join/create a team. On this page you will be able to set your fundraising goal, share a brief impact story (we will also have some for you to choose from that you can simply copy and paste), and lastly attach a nice photo of yourself.
#2 Be Eager! Start Early!
The sooner you start asking, the more opportunities you will have to raise money for the cause.
A great way to get the money rolling in towards your fundraising efforts is to self-pledge. It doesn’t need to be a large sum of money, but it informs your donors up front that you believe in the cause.
#3 Start Sending Emails and Utilize Social Media
Now that you’ve developed your ask on your fundraising page, it’s time to get the word out!
Start with a personalized greeting based on the person, or group, that you are emailing/posting, etc.
Make a specific ask for your friends to share your post with their networks. This is a great way to get in front of people you don’t know with your ask!
Ensure you’ve made a specific ask for a donation (i.e. “Will you support me with a donation of $50?”).
Add in a link to your fundraising page, so they know where they can go to make a donation.
Recognize and thank your donors publicly, and tag them! The more gratitude you share with your current donors, the more others will follow suit and add to your funds.
We suggest you start with your closest circle of family and friends first – people you know will want to support and bring momentum to your efforts. Then, start to work through your list of potential donors.