On behalf of all of us here at the Oregon Chapter, we totally appreciate your efforts, regardless of the amount of money you raise or the number of people who join you at Bike MS. Every single contribution makes an impact in our goal to defeat MS and your role in that effort matters to us so much. We can’t thank you enough!
Since we know it can be so time consuming to grow your teams and raise money, we wanted to share a few ways that our staff can directly help you in your awesome efforts. Whether it’s working with you to draft an email to your friends, brainstorm ideas for a live event, or update your personal Bike MS web page, we’re here for you. And we mean it.
Here Are Just a Few of the Ways We Can Help You With Your Bike Ms Efforts Right Now:
Update Your Personal Web Page
We can help you craft a short, compelling paragraph that talks about your connection to Bike MS, why you’re riding and even select the right photo. We’re also happy to take whatever content you have and build the page on your behalf.
Craft a Compelling Email
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to say to inspire friends or family to give or join your team. No worries. We can provide you with a pre-written message, or work with you to create a personalized note. And if you need help sending the message out to a large group of friends, we can show you how to import your contacts and send messages directly from your Participant Center.
Draft a Snail Mail Letter
The art of sending a real letter should never be underestimated. In fact, a lot of our top fundraisers have had success by asking for cash or checks. We’ve got ready-made letters ready to go, or can help you personalize your own.
Create a Fundraising/Team Building Event
Another great way to inspire gifts and rain in prospective team members is through holding a live event. Give us a holler and we’ll brainstorm your very own event idea, or share what some of our top teams have done to rock the casbah.
Get Donations Flowing through Facebook
One of the fastest and easiest ways others have sparked donations is through Facebook. We can show you how to quickly use the built-in Facebook app to post custom messages to your wall in a couple of clicks, or let the app do the work for you (including reminders that automatically post to your Facebook wall).
Recruit Team Members
As hard as you try, some friends or co-workers need a little extra nudge to join your team. By speaking with a number of team captains, we’ve learned a few tricks that should help you encourage others to commit.
Share Stories from Our Blog (or Spark Ideas for Your Own)
If you can’t find the words to express your connection to the cause we’ve got plenty of stories that’ll get you started. Here’s an example from our currently ranked #2 Bike MS fundraiser, Steve Schoenbrun.
How Can We Help You Today?
Email us or give us a call at 503-445-8360 and let us know what we can do for you.