Kickstart Your Fundraising With Your Own Donation

On average, participants who make their own donation raise more than those who don't and receive larger donations from their friends and family. Make as generous a donation as you can to demonstrate your commitment! Remember, if you make a recurring donation, the payment will be spread out over several months, but your total pledged donation will show on your fundraising total right away!

Asking people for donations may seem difficult, but when you ask someone for a donation to a cause, you are in effect giving them a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the solution. Your friends and family want to support you! You’d be surprised at how many people want to make a difference in the effort to conquer all cancers.

Share your story and upload an inspirational photo on your Personal Page. Participants who personalise their Personal Page raise an average of 22% more than those who don't, so compel donors to contribute by sharing your reason for committing to OneDay.

Take advantage of the amazing tools your Participant Centre offers! Import your email contacts, send customised sample letters, track your responses and thank your donors.

On average, participants raise $850--well above the minimum. The more money you raise, the more good work that gets done. Set yourself a challenge and go for it!

Compile a list of EVERYONE you know. The more people you ask, the more donations you are likely to receive!

Asking a potential donor for a contribution in person is always more impactful. Talking with you one-on-one will allow them to experience your passion and dedication.

You can multiply your donations by giving additional donation forms to your family and friends who have already donated or asking them to include a link to your Personal Page in their emails.

You can easily boost your fundraising with Facebook by sending and scheduling posts in the Newsfeed, updating your profile picture to The OneDay logo, and keeping your Facebook friends up to date on your fundraising progress. Log in to download the Facebook app.

You can fundraise on the go by sending emails, monitoring your fundraising progress, and updating your page via the The OneDay mobile/tablet app. Download the app to your iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet today!

Stay in the know with Twitter by searching for posts with the hashtags #Giveoneday. Doing so will connect you directly to all tweets from our official accounts. While you are at it, follow us and use this social network to tweet your Personal Page links and fundraising messaging.

Do you send out lots of emails? Direct people to your personal page and help spread the word about your epic Ride using your own personal widget. Just log in to your personal page and follow the instructions!

Send a quick email alerting friends, family and co-workers that you’ve registered for The OneDay and invite them to join your team! Together, you’ll push each other further and have a blast while doing it.

Encourage co-workers to contribute or join your team by hanging a graph charting your training and fundraising progress, as well as staying stocked with plenty of donation and registration forms. Use email or inter-office memos (get permission!) to recruit new Walkers, Riders and donors. Ask them to sponsor a fundraising event, publicise The OneDay in the company newsletter or donate to your corporate team!

Go above and beyond to support the efforts of The OneDay in recruitment and fundraising. As a special thank you, The OneDay highlights the amazing efforts of these individuals and teams both online and on event!

Visit your Human Resources representative to find out if your company or employer matches your donation fundraising efforts. Many companies are eager to support their employees, as well as the community.

If you want to connect with other participants in your area, need a few fundraising tips or would like instructions for any of our tech tools, the OneDay Guides are just a quick call away!

If you haven’t received a response from someone you’ve asked for a donation, be sure to follow up. Make a phone call or send a quick email to make sure that they haven’t forgotten your request.

It is very important to thank your donors as soon as possible! Once you have received a donation from someone, let them know that their contribution is important to you and that you appreciate it. Invite your donors to opening kick off so they can see the results of your hard work and experience OneDay energy in person.

People love to feel acknowledged and appreciated. Express your gratitude by sending out a newsletter or email with photos and/or video and an additional thank you for your donors’ support. There are sample thank-you letters in your Participant Centre.

Hometown Press

Sharing your story with the media is a great way to bolster your fundraising campaign and raise awareness about the cause in your community. By participating in OneDay to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, you’re making a bold statement that your community will want to know about.

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