Welcome to Captains Corner, a place for team captains to share successes, toss around fundraising ideas and take a look at what – and how – other teams are doing. We want to hear from you. Email your ideas and comments to Julie Arsenault at email@example.com or Carm Oliverio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Fundraising Success
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- Share your story: when telling people about the event make sure to share why you believe
in the cause.
- Stay motivated: don’t take it personally if someone doesn’t want to donate as people
support many causes and may not be able to support all of them. If someone says no to
donating money, you could ask him or her to spread the word about the event or invite
them to “like” the facebook page.
- Stay in touch: send updates to your donors on how much you’ve raised and how much the
event raised in total. Don’t forget to say thank you! A picture of you at the event is
always a nice touch!
Congratulations to Joanne Stacey and her BRIGHT team, NOTORIOUS CURE, on the great success of Motown Downtown, which got its groove on at Emma’s Back Porch Lodge in Burlington May 18. More than 200 people attended, most in their Motown finery, for a night of dancing and fun. The event raised more than $2,000 – for the BRIGHT Run and Burlington’s new Foundation for Cancer Wellness – through ticket sales and a terrific raffle. Great work, NOTORIOUS CURE!
And BRIGHT team McMILLAN’S MADCAPS braved both rain and sunshine to raise more than $750 for the BRIGHT Run at the team’s mostly annual garage sale in Grimsby. Part 1, in typical BRIGHT Run rain, took place May 6, while part 2 went forward under sunny skies on May 20. The small number of items that were left were donated to charity. Congratulations to Nancy McMillan and her team!