Fundraising is one of the most important elements of Zumbathon® for MS. Remember: each participant must raise at least $125. However, the average participant raises more than $230. Go above and beyond the minimum to support local people living with MS and win great prizes.
All donations to the National MS Society are tax-deductible.
Fundraising is as easy as 1, 2, 3... Follow these simple steps:
Step #1 - Know your networks
Make a list of every person you know - the obvious (friends and family) and the not-so obvious (neighbors, acquaintances, business associates, team members, alumni associates, etc.). You have just created your donor list. Need extra help? Use the Know Your Networks worksheet (pdf) included in your fundraising kit.
Step #2 - Set your fundraising goal
Now that you know your networks, set your goal. Keep in mind that you will want an attainable goal and there is always an opportunity to adjust your goal throughout the Zumbathon® season. Once you’ve settled on your goal, make sure log into your account and update it.
Step #3 - Share your commitment and make a plan
You have created your donor list and set your goal; next comes what many people think is the hardest part of fundraising, the ASK. Tell everyone what you are doing - the excitement is contagious and your story will inspire others. Articulate why you are taking on Zumbathon® for MS. Your commitment will be the reason they choose to give you a donation.
Now that you know the steps, it's time to get started.
Here are a few tools to help you achieve fundraising success.
Personal fundraising page: Did you know if you set up and actively update your personal page you can raise on average two to three times more? Set up your online personal page today! Having trouble using your account? Click here to watch a video tutorial.
Matching Gifts: Many corporations have a matching gift program where they will match your gift. These matches can double, triple or even quadruple the amount of your gift. If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company (click here to see if your company matches gifts), please consider having your gift matched by the employer. If you have questions about matching gifts, contact us today.
Fundraise through Facebook: We make it easy for you to set up automatic status updates and asks to your entire Facebook network with Boundless Fundraising. Log into your account to set it up today. Having trouble? Click here for a how-to guide (pdf).
55 fundraising ideas. This booklet will give you plenty of fundraising ideas you can try today.
Email Signature: Change your email signature to drive donations -- include a short note, a link to your fundraising page and a logo, too.
Raise $500 in a week: Just follow these simple steps.
MS Store - Visit the MS Store today for great items you could purchase and sell to your friends and family as a fundraiser and help spread awareness about Challenge Walk MS!
- Community Events Calendar: Do you have a fundraising event coming up? Click here to post your event on our chapter website. Need a logo for an upcoming fundraising event or for a team T-shirt?