SUPPORT LOCAL FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Help us support our local families by riding for a cause! 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!
Click on a button below to get started fundraising!
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 Start Early
The sooner you start asking, the more opportunities you will have to raise money for the cause.
A great way to get some money in your fundraising coffers before you even do anything else is to self-pledge. It doesn’t need to be a large sum of money, but it lets your donors know up front that you believe in what you’re doing.
#2 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 choose BECOME A FUNDRAISER. Here, you can 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 have some for you to choose from you can simply copy and paste) and add a nice photo of yourself.
#3 Start Sending Emails/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 even know with your ask!
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 donate as well.