Create Your Fundraising Team

TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE

Create a team photo

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. A day together at Spa St. James at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal and Yoga & Wellness Weekend Retreat at Eastman Spa - or our top fundraising incentive of a luxury weekend at Canyon Ranch, Lenox

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. Connect with Lymphoma Canada on Instagram and Facebook. Tag and # each other to raise your team profile. 
  8. Post team pictures and messages of encouragement.
  9. Remind your individual team members about the unique incentives for reaching specific fundraising targets. A day together at Spa St. James at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal and Yoga & Wellness Weekend Retreat at Eastman Spa - or our top fundraising incentive of a luxury weekend at Canyon Ranch, Lenox.

 

 TIPS TO CREATing A DYNAMIC TEAM

  • Minimum of five individuals on a team but no maximum.
  • Develop a unique team page, and write your team values and goals. Add photos (a team photo) and inspiring quotes to motivate your team and donors.
  • 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.
  • Select a Fundraising goal and incentive for each team member to achieve and enjoy the same reward together. Aim for each individual to raise to raise $2,000 and plan a spa day at Spa St. James at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal. If your team wants to join the take it to the mat Yoga & Wellness Weekend Retreat at Eastman Spa, Spring 2017, then this will require each team member to raise $3,500. Your fundraising efforts will be rewarded at different levels. Remember, one reward per person. These are just two examples of the incentives offered.
  • 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. give a cooking class, put on a concert.
  • Garage sale 
  • Create workplace events – lunch sales, bake sales, yoga class at lunch, contests and competitions.