Fundraising

CONGRATULATIONS

We at the Harold Robinson Foundation would like to congratulate you on your upcoming participation in Pedal on the Pier. 

If you have never participated in POTP you are definitely in for a treat. The energy that emanates off the pier during those 5 hours could power the Southern California grid for 5 weeks. I find that the moment its over, like a little kid again, I start counting down the days until next year's event. I feel pretty confident in telling you that this could possibly be the greatest fundraising event you've ever been involved with.  

For those of you who have participated in POTP before, I'm happy to see you back, and I'm pretty sure you're all as excited about this year's event as I am.

Speaking of fundraising...I've included some fundraising tips below that you may find helpful.

If you have any questions or need any help with your fundraising efforts or page, please contact:
Jeff Robinson: Jeff@haroldrobinsonfoundation.org (310) 344-1946 or
Michelle Brookman: Michelle@haroldrobinsonfoundation.org (310) 365-7884

Thanks, Jeff & Michelle if you have any questions or need any help with your fundraising efforts or page, please contact: jeff@haroldrobinsonfoundation.org or michelle@haroldrobinsonfoundation.org Thanks, Jeff & Michelle

 

FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR PEDAL ON THE PIER

1) SET UP YOUR PERSONAL PAGE WITH A FUN PHOTO AND A HEART-FELT PARAGRAPH ABOUT WHY YOU ARE PARTICIPATING AND WHAT A GREAT CAUSE THIS IS. IF YOU ARE DONATING YOURSELF, BE SURE TO DO IT BEFORE SENDING THE LINK TO OTHERS.

2) SOLICIT DONATIONS FIRST FROM YOUR “SURE THINGS” AND LARGEST DONORS. SEND THEM A PERSONAL EMAIL POSSIBLY ASKING FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT. THESE LARGER DONATIONS WILL BE THERE ON YOUR PAGE TO ACT AS INSPIRATION AS YOU START TO CAST A WIDER NET. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK IN YOUR EMAILS.

3) EMAIL ALL YOUR FRIENDS & CONTACTS A LETTER THAT INCLUDES THE LINK TO YOUR PAGE TO DONATE. SHARE THE LINK ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCH AS FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT WHO WILL DONATE! PLEASE NOTE THAT INSTAGRAM POSTS DO NOT ALLOW FOR DIRECT LINKS SO YOU CAN PUT IT IN YOUR BIO, OR DIRECT PEOPLE TO SEARCH FOR YOUR NAME AFTER CLICKING ON DONATE at WWW.PEDALONTHEPIER.COM

4) AS THE DATE GETS CLOSER TO THE RIDE, REPEAT YOUR LETTERS AND FACEBOOK POSTS. TRY TO ENCOURAGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO MAY NOT HAVE DONATED YET THAT NO DONATION IS TOO BIG, OR TOO SMALL. $5, $10 AND $25 DONATIONS ALL ADD UP. DON’T BE SHY…EMAILS OFTEN GET OVERLOOKED IN OUR CLUTTERED, BUSY WORLD AND 2ND AND 3RD TOUCHES ARE NOT PUSHY, THEY ARE NECESSARY.

5) USE A PHOTO ATTACHED TO YOUR LETTER OR FACEBOOK POST—A PHOTO IS OFTEN BETTER THAN A 100 WORDS! FEEL FREE TO “SHARE” FROM THE PEDAL ON THE PIER FACEBOOK PAGE OR TAKE A SCREEN SHOT FROM OUR WEBSITE OR THE HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION WEBSITE WWW.HAROLDROBINSONFOUNDATION.ORG

6) WE CAN ALSO EMAIL YOU A FOLDER WITH SAMPLE FUNDRAISING LETTER TEMPLATES AND PHOTOS, THAT YOU CAN POST OR ATTACH TO YOUR EMAILS , OR IF HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MICHELLE BROOKMAN: MICHELLE@HAROLDROBINSONFOUNDATION.ORG

7) UBUNTU IS AN ANCIENT AFRICAN WORD THAT HAS INSPIRED THE HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION. IT MEANS, “I AM, BECAUSE WE ARE.” IN THE SPIRIT OF UBUNTU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING TO HELP OUR FOUNDATION AND OUR COMMUNITY. WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!

 

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