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.

Backpacker Magazine wants to get more kids outdoors this summer and you can help! Your annual subscription to Backpacker will help support Big City Mountaineers! For every subscription ordered, Backpacker will donate $3 to Big City Mountaineers. Use this link to order:http://bit.ly/1NOekBV

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A week without a phone?

Last summer BCM asked teens that had just returned from backpacking to answer some of our most frequently asked questions by potential participants. The responses ranged from funny to thoughtful but one of the best was when we asked what it was like to be away from your phone for a week:

Personalize your fundraising page URL

Did you know that you can personalize the URL for your personal page to make it easier for family and friends to find?

When you’re logged into your fundraising page, click on the personal page tab, then click on the URL settings link:

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You can then change the URL to something more easy to remember and share with your friends, family, and coworkers!

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Fundraising Friday: Climbing Tournament at Local Indoor Gym

Here’s a fundraising idea from our SFS Fundraising Guide:
•Contact a local climbing gym and ask if they are willing to host your fundraising tournament. You will need to request that they create 5-10 routes of different difficulties and rate the grades in order to assign points on competition
day. You will also need to settle upon a flat per person rate that will cover climb time and donation amount. No need to include gear rentals-people will either have their own or know rental fees are separate.
•Ask local businesses to donate items/services for prizes. Some ideas are outdoor gear stores, sporting good stores, restaurants, etc.
•Create flyers for the event. Include date, time, location, minimum donation to participate and prizes. Also, include that it is a fundraising event
and what the money will benefit. Post the flyers in the climbing gym, prize donors’ venues and other places throughout the community.
•Create point sheets to use on the day of the competition. This sheet should include a place to put their name and a number, letter or symbol
to represent the different routes. Each route should have three point amounts. The first will be the highest for those that complete the route
on the first time. The second number will represent the points if they get it on the second try and the third will be the lowest amount for completing the route after two tries. The participant will circle their point total. Also, include two blank boxes next to the point total. This will be for two people who witnessed the
route completion to initial.
•At the end of the competition, collect all score sheets from participants. Add up all points and create different categories, such as Advanced, Intermediate or Beginner. Depending on how many prizes you have to distribute, award the
top number of winners in each category. Award the prizes and celebrate a successful event!