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Fundraising Tips

You registered for the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, so that you could raise money for the Vermont Foodbank, but how do you go about doing that? Some people find fundraising easy but many find it difficult to get started. Here are a few suggestions to help you develop a successful fundraising campaign that your friends, colleagues, employer(s), and others will want to donate to!
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A Short Fundraising Video

Does fundraising intimidate you? You're not alone. It's hard to ask for money. It can help to remember that when you're raising money for a great cause, people want to help out. Check out this short video, which includes fundraising tips from two riders who have been fundraising for the Point to Point for years. Once you've seen it, click below and get started by setting up your fundraising page.
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Top Fundraising Tips

  • SET YOUR GOAL: In order to participate in the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, you must raise $150 by event day, but you don't have to stop there. You can (and we hope you will) raise much more than that in support of the Vermont Foodbank, because every dollar counts when it comes to ending hunger in Vermont.
  • CUSTOMIZE: As a participant in the Point to Point, you get your very own fundraising page with an individual link. Customize your page with photos of your training or workouts, or tell your story of why you participate in this event to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Sign in here to customize your page
  • SHARE: Spreading the word on social networks is the easiest way to let your friends know about your fundraising goals. Start with a post or two about the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, and why you are supporting the Vermont Foodbank, and think others should too! Always include a link back to your stellar fundraising page.
  • EMAIL: Send out emails to friends and family members with a link to your custom fundraising page. Email is a great way to share a longer, more personal message with your network.

  • LEVERAGE: Does your employer offer a matching gift program? Make sure to find out! It is a FREE way to double your donations. For a list of companies that offer a matching gift program, click here

  • REACH OUT: Ask organizations in your community, such as churches and rotary clubs, to support you. Make a presentation at their next meeting and hand out pledge forms
  • PLAN: Set up a fundraising party in town at your local pub, have a raffle or an auction, a party at your house… be creative!
  • GIVE THANKS: Take the time to write a personal note of thanks to each supporter. This will be particularly helpful when you ask for their support next year!
  • DON’T BE SHY: When you ask someone to donate to charity, you are giving them an opportunity to do something good for others. It feels good to give back and they will be happy you gave them a chance to do it.

Good luck and have fun raising money for a great cause! Together we can help end hunger in Vermont.

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