Calling All Captains
Welcome to Calling All Captains, a place for BRIGHT Run team captains to share successes, talk about fundraising ideas and take a look at what and how other teams are doing.
Welcome back returning teams that have registered:
Chris’s Crusaders and captain Chris Gravelle
And congratulations to Chris, who won the pair of amazing Fight Like a Girl running shoes in last month’s registration contest. Way to go, Chris!
Tip of the Month
Some of you may have had an event planned – maybe a garage sale, bake sale, whatever. Clearly, those types of in-person events aren’t a great idea given the physical distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
So… go virtual! Post pictures of the items you have for sale via the social media platform of your choice, accept payment via etransfer and arrange for contactless delivery or pick up. Safe, easy fundraising is at your fingertips!
And remember to tag BRIGHT Run so we can share: Facebook @BrightRun; Twitter @BRIGHTRUN; Instagram, @brightrunhamilton.
Several team fundraising events planned over the next month or so have been postponed because of COVID 19 concerns. If you have a ticket to an event, please check with organizers regarding when the event will take place.
Tip of the Month
Keep yourself and your family safe and follow the guidelines set out by our public health officials. Continue online fundraising if you feel comfortable with that.
- 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!
Let Us Help Spread the Word
We are grateful for the many fundraising events held throughout the year in support of BRIGHT Run, and we want to help you publicize your events so that you enjoy an excellent turnout!
If you are planning an event/fundraiser and would like BRIGHT Run to publicize on our website and social media, please complete the form below.
Captains News – Past Articles
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