2015 Summit for Someone Fundraising Guide

Are you looking for fundraising ideas? An updated 2015 Summit for Someone Fundraising Guide has been released.. you can check it out here!

We also have a new resource available for our climbers: a library full of inspirational stories, videos, and quotes from BCM youth. Available on the fundraising page of the SFS site.

BCM Photo Contest Winners – Students in Action

Students in Action

1st Place: Dave Couch

Denver College Track boys in the Colorado Rockies

Denver College Track boys in the Colorado Rockies

 

2nd Place: Kelsey McMillan

Denver College Track girls in the Colorado Rockies

Denver College Track girls in the Colorado Rockies

Golden Rules of Fundraising

  • The key to successful fundraising is to START EARLY!
    You raise money only when you ask.
  • Ask BIG – Don’t ask for just a $10 donation, ask for $50. You may get $50, or you may get less, but if you ask for only $10, that is probably all you will get!
  • Keep a good attitude. Be prepared that not everyone is going to donate. The more people you ask, the more donations you will get. If you don’t hear “no” a couple times a week, you are not asking enough people.
  • Don’t feel bad about asking people for money. Remember that you are not asking for money for yourself. It is going to a great cause. The more people you ask, the easier it becomes.
  • Set a goal to ask at least one new person for a donation every day. You have nothing to lose by asking.
  • Talk about it! Tell everyone you know/meet about what you are doing and what the money goes toward. The more you talk about it, the more interest you will generate.
  • Make it easy for people to donate. Explain how to make a secure online donation through the Summit for Someone web site, http://www.summitforsomeone.org. Remember to mention that they will receive a tax receipt directly from BCM.
  • It is important for you to decide what methods will best fit each of your donors so that you can maximize the amount of money you raise for the cause.
  • Remember you are not in this alone. Enlist the help of your spouse, family and friends.
  • Most importantly, have fun with it! If you think of fundraising as a chore, it will become one.

Conference call October 15th

Are you thinking about joining us for a climb in 2015 but have questions? Looking for good fundraising ideas?  Our next call is tomorrow (Wednesday 10/15). Sign up using the link below if you’d like to attend!

http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/summit-for-someone/sfs-biweekly-call-signup

Some things just have to be shared