As the days get longer and the weather starts to get warmer…people start thinking about getting outside and exercising. This is a great time of year for your company to organize a fundraising event that encourages outdoor activity, while motivating and rewarding employees, AND raising money for your cause!
Bike To Work Week
One fun fundraising idea would be for your company to launch a Bike To Work Week fundraiser! This type of fundraising campaign works especially well for companies located in places where biking and outdoor activities are common. It’s also a great way to strengthen your brand positioning if you are a company that promotes health, fitness and sustainable living. This type of event is very similar to a bike-a-thon however happens throughout the duration of a work-week rather than one day. Using online fundraising software, participants can easily collect pledges based on the total miles they will bike to and from work each day (or donors can also choose to donate a set amount). They can reach out to vendors and business partners to ask for their support, helping strengthen business relationships on a more personal level. And, this kind of fundraiser is not only a great way to raise money for your cause, but also reduce your carbon footprint on the environment by emitting less fumes into the atmosphere from driving.
There are plenty of other fun ways to engage employees and business associates with corporate fundraisers. A walk-a-thon is one of the most popular group fundraising activities hosted in the Spring & Summer, and is a wonderful way to bring members of your group together to do something for a great cause, while promoting health and fitness through exercise.
Explore our walk-a-thon resources for tons of useful information for your Bike To Work Week Event, Bike-a-thon, Walk-a-thon or other ‘active’ fundraiser.