Pledge Yourself First. Friends and family are more likely to make a pledge if they know they know you have done so as well.
Set A Goal. Raising $300 is easy if you break it into smaller amounts.
1.Start by pledging yourself first...$25
2. Ask 3 friends to each pledge...$25 = $75
3. Ask 2 coworkers to each pledge...$25 = $50
4. Ask your boss to pledge...$50
5. Ask 4 family members to pledge...$25 = $100
Corporate Gift Matching Programs
Many corporations and companies have matching gift programs that employees can utilize to help boost their fundraising. This is one of the easiest ways for you to raise money for AIDS Walk Wisconsin. Here's how they typically work:
An employee of Company ABC raises $100 for AIDS Walk Wisconsin. The employee gets a matching gift form from their supervisor or human resources to complete and turn in. Depending on Company ABC's matching gift program, the employee could get a 100% match (dollar for dollar), another percentage of the total donation or a specific dollar amount (for every $50 raised, Company ABC will match the amount up to $25).
Does your company or organization have a matching gift program? Check with your supervisor or human resources department to find out. If your company or organization doesn't have a matching gift program, see what it would take to try and start one. Or click here to see a list of companies that already have matching gift programs - yours might already be on it!
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