RACElets are back and better than ever!
Donate $125 or more to your Race page to receive the 2017 limited edition RACElet. Earn yours before Race Day to get access to exclusive prizes and experiences at the Race for the Cure.
Fundraise $250 or more to receive your pretty-in-pink tutu. Celebs like Hoda Kotb, Betsey Johnson, and The Bachelor's Ben Higgins are all rocking them on social media, so join in the fun! Tag us @komengreaternyc with #TutuTuesday to win a free registration for your friend, PLUS rock it at the Race to show everyone YOU are dedicated to the cause.
Make sure to tell all your donors that you are 100% committed to Race for the Cure and running breast cancer out of town.
While you are asking for money, remember that you are giving people the opportunity to make a tangible impact in the fight against breast cancer.
Whether you're tweeting, texting, calling, emailing, or shouting it to the world in Times Square, be committed. Let people know how far you are from your goal and how they can help.
The best way to encourage others to give is to see that you've donated to your efforts first! Make a kick-off gift!
Tell YOUR story about why you Race. Your profile manager provides you with templates of suggested language, but the more personal you make your asks, the more people will relate, because so many people have been touched by breast cancer.
You don't get what you don't ask for, so make sure you are asking! Donations don't always come from where you expect them to, so cast a wide net and make each ask personal! Use your message center to personalize emails.
Say thank you early and often to your donors. Update them on your progress and show them the impact they are having. Use your message center to thank your donors.
You'll be surprised at the support you'll receive from a Facebook post, Tweet or Instagram photo. You can even update your Facebook Cover Photo!
Ask for specific amounts from people you know can give bigger gifts, and don't be afraid to follow-up with a call if your personal emails are not getting responses. Need advice on how to ask for these gifts? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most people are willing to give, even just a small amount, but need the reminder. Just because they initially don't respond doesn't mean they don't want to support you. It's okay to follow up! Use your message center.
Meet face-to-face with some of your potential donors. Nothing is more personal or effective than sitting down and having a conversation.
It's a great excuse to talk to people about the event, the cause and why you Race.Need to shop? Check out our online store!
As a public way to thank your donors, have team t-shirts made to wear at the Race and list all donors on the back!
Matching gifts are a great way to double, sometimes triple your impact! Make sure you and your donors check to see if your/their company matches.