FUNDRAISE

RAISE FUNDS TO EARN RIDE UNITED GEAR
THE MORE FUNDS YOU RAISE, THE MORE GEAR YOU GET!

New this year: Pick the United Way focus area that you want to raise funds to support!

Click here to see United Way of the Lakeshore's Agenda for Change and
the programs that will be supported through your fundraising efforts.

Click on a button below to get started fundraising!

Check out our online fundraising tool-kits for fact sheets, thank you notes for your supporters and more! Just click on the focus area below:

 EDUCATION      INCOME STABILITY     HEALTH 

2019 RIDE UNITED GEAR

New this year: Choose the gear you want when you register or earn gear through fundraising!

Rider

Jersey

Wicking

Shirt

New this year - rider cap & shorts!

Click here for a sizing guide.

 
RIDE UNITED FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

Raise $750

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

  • Rider Jersey

  • Rider Shorts

  • Rider Cap

Raise $1,000

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

  • Rider Jersey

  • Rider Shorts

  • Rider Cap

  • Community Cash

Raise $50

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

Raise $100

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

  • Rider Cap

Raise $250

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

  • Rider Jersey

Raise $500

  • Double Taste of Muskegon Tickets

  • Rider Jersey

  • Rider Shorts

 

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.

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.

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