You are our stars, Team Captains . . . we appreciate all that you do so that together we can reach this year’s fundraising goal.
By recruiting family, friends, and co-workers to join your team and support your personal fundraising efforts for the Little Red Heart Run, you are giving hope to thousands of people whose only chance at life is a transplant.
This resource page is designed to provide you with resources to make team recruitment, promotion, and fundraising fun and easy so that together we can reach this year’s fundraising goal!
SET UP YOUR INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER AND TEAM FUNDRAISING
Once you have signed up, set up your team and personal fundraising page. Personalize your page with photos, quotes, and your personal journey.
REACH OUT AND ASK FOR SUPPORT
Come up with a list of everyone in your personal network – family and friends, co-workers, doctors, and even service providers. Decide on who you want to ask to join your team, and who you want to ask for contributions in support of your team. Explain why you are seeking team members and contributions and remember to be brief, but informative.
Social media is perfect for fundraising and building your team. Post status updates about the LRH5K with a link to your personal fundraising page, or create a Facebook group for your team to communicate with each other. Don’t forget to use #LRH5K and #LittleRedHeart, we might share your posts!
UTILIZE TEAM CAPTAIN CENTRAL
Don’t forget to check out the Get Involved section. View important dates, download fundraising tools, and customization materials to help you promote your team.
STAND OUT! DESIGN A TEAM T-SHIRT!
Proudly and creatively display your team name on a team t-shirt! Ask your team members to wear it at team meetings and especially on the event day. Be creative with your colors, pictures, and messages.
TIP: Sell these shirts to raise money for your team!
SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT!
Create a team sign or banner for team gatherings and event day. Post your selfies, photos, and videos of your team on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #LittleRedHeart and #LRH5K to show your support! You can also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them on our page for you.
HOST A FUNDRAISING AND AWARENESS EVENT
Many team captains and event participants coordinate fundraising and awareness events to benefit their team. We will assist you when possible, as schedules and timing permit, by providing materials, and answering any questions you may have. For more ideas on fundraising check out our Fundraising and Recruitment Checklist page, click here.
GET READY FOR EVENT DAY
Let your team know prior to event day where to meet if you’re joining together in person. Remember to show your team spirit, take lots of pictures and share with us on social media.
☐ I have set up our fundraising page online with a picture and short story of why we participate. If you need help, click here for instructions.
☐ I have set a team goal and have informed all my team members of our fundraising goal.
☐ I have asked my company or organization to make a donation to our team.
☐ I have asked my team members and donors if their companies have a matching gift program. If so, I have encouraged them to ask their coworkers to donate to them and request matching funds.
☐ I have planned at least one fundraising event for my team (e.g. bake sale, car wash, restaurant fundraiser, etc.)
☐ I have told everyone on my team the date of our fundraising event and delegated responsibilities to them.
☐ I have informed LifeShare of our fundraising event.
☐ I have asked each team member to kick-start their fundraising by making a self-donation.
☐ I have set my team recruitment goal. $_______________
☐ I have selected my co-captains and team committee to assist me in organizing and motivating my team.
☐ If I have a corporate team, I have secured support from my company’s executives.
☐ I have set a date for our recruitment event and asked LifeShare to send a representative to my event.
☐ I have publicized my team through posters, newsletters, social media, and word of mouth.
☐ I have made a list of possible team members and personally asked each individual to join our team.