Bolster your fundraising efforts by motivating your staff to participate! Here are a few simple ideas to help get the wheels on your Sponsored Slim turning.
Select a Team Captain
Choosing a Team Captain will help keep your fundraiser organized and on track to meet your fundraising goals. This individual/s would be responsible for collecting donations and implementing fun ways to keep employees engaged. We’ve got helpful Team Captain tools available here.
Set a Fundraising Goal
Be sure your staff members are aware of your fundraising goals and keep them in the loop on your progress along the way. Speak with your HR manager regarding resources available to spread the word. Materials like flyers can be posted in bathrooms or breakrooms to help keep your campaign top of mind in the office.
Make Goal-Setting Fun!
Group Workouts – Encourage Sponsored Slim participants to get moving by organizing a group workout! Schedule a hike on a Saturday morning, invite participants to sign up for 5ks together or get a group going for weekly lunchtime walks?
Friendly Competition – Sometimes, people need a little competition to get motivated. Start a departmental challenge! The department raising the most funds for Sponsored Slim wins a free lunch or an ice cream social (or go a healthier route since you’ve all worked so hard to shed those extra LB’s)! You may also choose to award the individual who loses the most weight or brings in the most donations for Childhelp.
Get your executive team involved! Employees will be more motivated to participate in your fundraiser if they see your leadership team is fully onboard and just as excited as you are to raise money for Childhelp. Ask leadership to mention the Sponsored Slim at company meetings and encourage participation.
Don’t forget to Celebrate Your Success! Follow up with staff to announce your final fundraising totals and consider having a healthy brown bag lunch or some other special activity for everyone who participated in the Sponsored Slim.