AMY’S BIKE MS SUPERSTAR TIP OF THE WEEK >>> CRANK UP THE FUNDS THROUGH YOUR BIKE MS PARTICIPANT CENTER

Your Bike MS Participant Center is equipped with online tools to simplify and automate your fundraising activities through email, Facebook and your very own Bike MS web page. Check out these 5 awesome features that’ll make it super easy to get those donations cruising.
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1.Reach People Quickly with Pre-formatted E-mails

Import your Yahoo, Outlook or Apple Mail contacts into our safe and secure system*, then send fundraising messages to your friends in a jiffy. You can write your own message or select one of the pre-written options for various topics such as:

  • recruiting people to join your team
  • asking for donations or
  • sending a simple “thank you” message

Tip: Increase your fundraising impact by personalizing your message. Even if it’s a simple “I ride because my brother has MS and I want to end this disease forever” will make a big difference.

*What you import into our system is strictly for your personal use. We never use your personal contact’s email or other information.

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Wanna tell people why you’re involved in Bike MS? Then take full advantage of your “personal page.” It’s super easy.

First, share your story so your friends, family and colleagues have a better understanding of—and a powerful connection to—you and/or the person you’re honoring through the event.

Tip: Be sure to add a photo. People who share a pic of the person they’re supporting along with their story tend to bring in higher donations.

3. Generate Awareness and Raise Funds Fast with the Free Facebook App

As we’ve learned from numerous participants, Facebook is the one of the easiest ways to drive fundraising and awareness of Bike MS.

The Facebook app is great because it’s easy for everyone involved. You can choose what message you want to post—or create your own—and it links directly to your Bike MS donation page so that your friends, co-workers or family can donate in one fell swoop. Talk about a great way to increase awareness and garner a lot of attention with such little effort!

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4. Fundraise On-the-Go with the Bike MS App

Send donation requests, recruit team members, update your personal page and track your fundraising progress all from the convenience of your phone. Available for both iPhone and Android.

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You can also keep track of how much fundraising you have done both individually and as a team. The Participant Center even keeps tabs on who you should follow up with and how many days you have left to meet (or exceed!) your fundraising goal.

Summary

The best way to get to know and how to fully use your Participant Center is to login and just start exploring.

How: Visit bikeMS.org > select “login”

Participant Center Guide


NEED HELP ACCESSING OR USING YOUR PARTICIPANT CENTER?

Download the Participant Center Guide or contact our new Fundraising Support Center at 855-372-1331.

Pedal on,

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

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