Create Your Fundraising Team

TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE

Create a team photo

Create a corporate team           Create a personal team  

Create a Dynamic Team   

Create a corporate team

  1. Select your team captain.
  2. Choose a co-captain(s) to help with communication and team duties as necessary.
  3. Create a team name or theme to encourage team spirit.
  4. Aim high and motivate your team with inspiring emails and phone calls. 
  5. Take this opportunity to share with others the benefits of yoga, health & wellness. 
  6. Share individual and team successes through social media and social gatherings or create fun contests to encourage competitive spirit. Connect with tittm Lymphoma Canada on Instagram and Facebook. Tag and # each other and your company to raise your team profile.
  7. Post team pictures and messages of encouragement.
  8. Remind your individual team members about the unique incentives for reaching specific fundraising targets.  

Choose a catchy team name and begin your team selection. Motivate each other to stay committed, raise funds, and have fun.  Statistics show that teams raise approximately 20% more than an individual on their own.

MORE PEOPLE, MORE AWARENESS, MORE FUNDS AND FUN

Have you thought about engaging with your suppliers, vendors and/or clients?

  • Why not recommend that your company sends out a communique to their suppliers, vendors and/or clients explaining the event and how they can get involved.   
  • Build your team with members of different departments asking each member to focus on their connections and contacts.
  • Ask your supplier and vendors if they want join your team or create their own team for the event. 

How do I create a Personal Team? 

  1. You are the team captain.
  2. Choose your co-captain to help with communication and team duties as necessary.
  3. Connect on social media, contact family and friends inviting them to join you on this exciting adventure.
  4. Create a team name or theme to encourage team spirit.
  5. Aim high and motivate your team with inspiring emails and phone calls. 
  6. Take this opportunity to share with others the benefits of yoga, health & wellness.  
  7. Share individual and team successes through social media and social gatherings or create fun contests to encourage competitive spirit. 
  8. Post team pictures and messages of encouragement.
  9. Remind your individual team members about the unique incentives for reaching specific fundraising targets. 

 Tips to create a dynamic team

  • Make a list of family, friends & co-workers to approach to join your team. Let them know that the take it to the mat website has lots of tips and tools to assist them in their efforts.
  • Write a compelling email to entice people to join your team.
  • Send out announcements when a new person joins your team!
  • Each individual needs to have a fundraising goal.
  • Once individual goals are set, create a fundraising target for the team and update your team's target as new people join or when people exceed their fundraising goal.
  • Select a Fundraising goal and incentive for each team member to achieve. If your team wants to enjoy the same reward, then this will require each team member to raise the same dollar amount. Your fundraising efforts will be rewarded at different levels. Remember, one reward per person.
  • Once individual goals are set, create a fundraising target for the team and update your team's target as new people join or when people exceed their fundraising goal.
  • Regularly communicate with motivational emails and promote fundraising efforts to keep the group reaching toward their own goal and the team’s goal.
  • Create a LinkedIn, Facebook and email group.
  • Sign your emails with your fundraising team name and link to your fundraising page.
  • Ask your company to match your fundraising total.

EVENT IDEAS AND GROUP ACTIVITIES 

  • Yoga class in the park – recruit your favorite teacher to donate their time. Ask participants to donate a minimum amount ($20) to your online fundraising campaign.
  • Host a brunch or BBQ and ask friend to donate to TITTM rather than bring a hostess gift.
  • Ask your local restaurant/bar to host a take it to the mat event, invite your friends and colleagues and split the cover/bar.
  • Use your talents and ask for donations – i.e. host a cooking class, put on a concert.
  • Garage sale 
  • Create workplace events – lunch sales, bake sales, yoga class at lunch, contests and competitions