How to Fundraise like a BOSS

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BOSSers (Snowshoe Tour Participants)! With 10 short days to go, I’m sure you’re getting excited to hit the trails with your snowshoes!! We know a lot of you have had fundraising on the brain, and as the event comes closer, you might be feeling the pressure to hit your targets.. FEAR NO MORE!! 

Believe it or not, people genuinely want to help, and be part of something amazing... which is YOU! Having raised over $140,000 last year for kids with cancer, I have some experience in bringing it up in conversation. 

    1. Tell people what you’re doing!
    2. Tell them how you’re challenging yourself to bring awareness to a bigger cause. 
    3. Tell them what Branch Out is doing and how their contribution makes a difference. 

 

Need some ideas?  Well we’ve been having way too much fun with caffeine brainstorming some ideas for you. 


What's a donation worth?

$1,000       sends a Neuroscientist to a symposium anywhere in Canada, where they can collaborate with other researchers and share their findings. 

$2500       funds "Neuron Night", an event that brings together Neuroscientists, Health Practitioners, Donors and people affected by neurological disorders. An environment that breeds rich discussions on solutions to getting us closer to brains at their best! 

$50        provides a  full days worth of lab work for a summer student researching neuroCAM

$25        is enough for a test treatment of magnetic brain stimulation (potential in treating depression and physical rehabilitation)

$2          buys a round of EEG brain recordings. Let's make some squiggly lines, people!

$1          pays for a music biofeedback app to help research music's positive effects on parkinson's disease or autism. 

This just  shows there is a benefit to any donation, no matter how small!!!


Need more tips?

Make it personal – donating financially is a very feel good activity for many people.  Nobody wants to just send an e-mail.. target people.  “Hey – I was hoping you would support me for this awesome event I’m doing.  It’d be super swell if you could contribute $x to my efforts”.  Swell? What is this 1960?

Don’t forget – thank your donors! Give them an obnoxious hug, send them a card… build them a snowman… er… just show your appreciation for their support.

Need some help?  Reach out to us, we’re good at this!