If you are a returning team captain, welcome back! And if you’re a new team captain, we are glad to have you! Team captains make all the difference in creating a fun, successful event, so we thank you.
Your Role as a Team Captain is to provide leadership, coordination, and communication to your team. Anyone can be a Team Captain or start a team. Teams typically consist of 10 or more team members.
Ask people you know (friends, family members, churchgoers, sports buddies, book club members, etc.) to participate on your team. You should make sure to invite each of your potential team members to join your team online.
Sometimes the biggest barrier to overcome is just getting up the courage to ask. Whether it’s for someone to join your team or for someone to make a donation, the best way to get the results you’re looking for is just to ask!
Share your personal reason for participating. A connection to the cause is the number one reason why people get involved!
Think through your extended networks—there are a lot of people you know. Then, ask them to join you!
You should work in a very hands-on manner with your team members to help them set a fundraising goal and work to achieve (or surpass!) it.
Team Events are a great way to build camaraderie, support someone you know and to have fun while raising funds for the Bennett Cancer Center. For more information and for ideas contact Kari Pollak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram accounts to reach and engage your social networks. Create a team page on Facebook. Follow and share the Hope in Motion Walk & Run Facebooks posts to your page. Click here to learn more about fundraising with Facebook. Join the Walk & Run messge board by tagging #hopehappenshere and #cancerdoesntstophere.
Keep your team motivated, encouraged, and excited however you see fit.
Its power is incredible.
Below are some examples of letters to use when sending emails. You can also find these in your participant center under Emails.