AMY’S BIKE MS TIP OF THE WEEK #1: TELL YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS WHY YOU RIDE

Our Bike MS fundraising goal this year is $727,000. We’re moving towards our goal, but the only way we’ll blast through it (and PUMMEL MS!) is by raising dollars to find a cure.

If you’re already blowing through your goal, ROCK ON! 

If you’re still working or need a little help to fundraise (or hit your $250 minimum, which is required to ride on event weekend), try this out:

Tell your FB friends why you’re riding, rolling, volunteering, or supporting from afar. Include a pic of the person you’re riding for (even if it’s you), and add your Bike MS Personal Page URL so people can quickly make donations online. The more personal your post, the more friends will want to help.

Steve & Karen of Team Wanta Eliminate MS

Steve & Karen of Team Wanta Eliminate MS

STEVE’S TIP > Establish a connection with MS and how they can become part of the team and raise funds for the society – an eloquent statement of personal connection establishes why you (as a fundraiser) care. It really helps if the message is inclusive and embraces the potential donors – our highest donors “get” my connection (it clicks for them too) and feel like part of our team.

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BONUS TIP > Have you made a self-donation? If you have, challenge your FB friends to match or beat your personal gift. Then, every time someone donates, thank them directly (and tag them) on Facebook by sharing their name and donation amount. When friends see other friends join the fight to end MS, they’re more likely to give, too.

How to make a self-donation: login to your Participant Center at bikeMS.org > Select “Make a Personal Donation.” If you give $35 or more, we’ll send you a $5 Starbucks gift card!

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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR FREE FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING APP?

Our app installs in just a few seconds on your Facebook page. It allows your entire Facebook network to donate directly to you. Fundraising has never been quicker or easier. Download the Fundraising with Facebook app.

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NEED SOME HELP TO REACH YOUR $250 MINIMUM OR ROCKET PAST THE MOUNTAINTOPS?

Shoot me an email or give me a shout. I’m here to help!

Amy Harris
Bike MS Manager
503.445.8351
Amy.Harris@nmss.org

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