Eight great Champion recruitment tools
From your team page or personal page, you can:
- Post your team photo online
- Insert your company or organization logo
- Set up a simple URL connection from your email signature address to your team page
- Set a fundraising goal that everyone can see and support
- Track your team members' fundraising progress
- See your real-time fundraising totals
- Thank your team and supporters for their participation and contributions
- Easily update your team’s page with news, photos and “calls to action”
Establishing a goal is an easy way to maintain motivation as well as providing you and your team a benchmark for success. We encourage our team captains to set goals for the number of team members you plan to recruit and for the amount of money you hope to raise on behalf of kids in need.
Keep these tips in mind:
- Goals should be realistic, but significant…it’s for the kids.
- Set both personal and team goals to encourage others.
- Set a goal for team size -- the more the merrier!
- Don’t keep your efforts a secret. Promote your passion and vision to make a difference in the lives of hurting children.
Champions for Children recruitment ideas
- Order free posters and flyers to promote your team with:
- local retail establishments
- youth sports leagues
- local schools, PTAs, scouts
- your physician, dentist, banker and other professionals
- Ask family, friends and neighbors to join your Champions Team
- Highlight your Champions Team in local community presentations such as homeowner’s association meetings, fraternity/sorority meetings, faith groups, book clubs, etc.
Champions for Children fundraising ideas
Ask, Ask, Ask -- Ask owners and managers of places you frequent or generously patronize to support your fundraising efforts. Great ideas include: your grocery store, drug store, deli, doctor, dentist, hair salon, favorite restaurants, attorney, accountant, insurance agent, etc.
Surprise people -- Offer an outrageous challenge in exchange for contributions (e.g. don't shave for a week, shave your head, sing Karaoke, wear a costume) in exchange for your team working to achieve goal.
Pick a winner -- Coordinate a drawing for your team members. For example, all members who recruit new members or who raise $100 this month are eligible for the drawing to win a home-cooked meal, happy hour, dinner certificate, etc.
Make it fun -- For Corporate Champions teams, provide incentives like a day off, special parking space, etc. to acknowledge their Champions engagement. For teams of family and friends, offer to wash the cars of members who reach a significant milestone.
This is a win-win-win -- Host a Champions Team yard sale to raise money to help kids while helping you clean out the closets, garage and attic. Include your neighbors or family members in a BIG sale!
Together, you and your team will make a difference in the lives of children and families in Florida.