Your Next Steps
Pick a Date
Choose a date that works for your organization and your location. Check your organization, event location and community calendars for conflicting events. More participants equal more funds for you! Allow for 8 weeks to promote your event. Our experience has shown this time frame results in the more successful events.
Pick a Theme
What to do?! We offer 3 great themes (and will offer more soon!) that work for any organization. Color Splash is our most popular and colorful event. It works for all ages and organizations. Can’t do a color event? No worries. Our FUNdrun is a clean alternative and less expensive. Love the 70s? Go back to the disco and bell bottom era with our 70s Run.
Completing and returning our simple checklist starts your event process. Just tell us your date, location, theme and confirm your organization has approved your event. Email or fax this document to us. Now, let us do some work for you!
Our Next Steps
We create all the following customized forms and deliver these to you electronically.
Sample Press Release
Online Pledge System Admin Guide
Business Sponsor Form
Set Up Online Pledge System
This user-friendly system has been proven to raise more money than traditional mailed requests. We set up the system for you and will provide you with a link to your unique event site. It is so easy to use you will never go back to direct mail again.
Set Up Event Ticket System
We set up a customized Event Ticket System for you at no additional cost! Your participants use the system to register for your event, and they can make online donations. All processing fees are covered by the participants, so ALL funds brought in will be sent directly to you after your event.
Average Event Numbers
Dependent on organization size and effort
Okay! Let's Get Active!
Announce your event to everyone by holding a kickoff event. This helps everyone get excited and on board with the event process. Having a Color Splash? We will ship you a few color packet samples so you can demonstrate. The kickoff is the perfect opportunity to distribute registration forms and online pledge system instructions.Time constrained? Ask about our full-service offer.
Conduct Pledge Drive
Your online pledge drive is the key to your entire fundraising effort. This system is so easy to use and enables you to easily keep track of your entire fundraising effort in real time. With a minimum goal of 10 pledge requests per family and an average $10 donation that is already $100 per family!
Promote! Promote! Promote! Use your customized forms to get the word out about your event. Use social media, emails, lawn signs, newsletters, your local running store/group. Your GAF Program Guide will have many ideas to help you promote your event to attract participants and sponsors and help increase the funds you raise.