Whether you’re just starting to raise funds to crush MS or are well on your way, these great tips will give you mileage.
1. Crank it up with a self-donation
Did you know, riders who make a self-donation raise 3x more than their counterparts?
To give, login to your Participant Center at bikeMS.org > My Events > Select “Make a Personal Donation.”
2. Tell others why you ride on your Bike MS personal donation page
Login to your Participant Center at bikeMS.org > My Events > Personalize your fundraising page and URL.
Bonus: See how other riders tell their stories.
3. Email your friends through the Participant Center
Login to your Participant Center at bikeMS.org > Send an email. The templates provided are just a guide. For the best results, personalize your message with the reason you ride (a snippet of your story).
Note: Emails sent from the Participant Center automatically embed a link to your fundraising web page, so you’re all set.
J.R.’s Tip: If you’re sending out a “Please Support Me” email blast, send it first thing on a Friday morning (PAYDAY) and then follow it up with another the following Friday. Wait a couple of weeks and then repeat the process. Many people will respond to the very first email but others may need a few reminders before they donate.
NEED HELP USING YOUR PARTICIPANT CENTER?
Email or call our new Fundraising Support Center at 855-372-1331.
Development & Marketing Coordinator
National MS Society
1440 Foothill Drive, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
801-424-0113, Ext. 31116
Register online or call toll-free 1-855-372-1331