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Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge
- Benefiting: Central For Coastal Studies
- Event Type: Polar Bear Plunge
- Donation Goal: $25,000
This Polar Bear Plunge is put on by the Provincetown Business Guild in support of the Center for Coastal Studies. The event happens on New Years Day. As of this year, you can register as a single entry or register as a team with a minimum fundraising goal of $100 per team member.
Why We Love it:
The event has utilized GiveSignup’s websites to create a cohesive and eye-catching home page, creating a strong first impression for any potential new fundraisers. Along with using dynamic fundraising elements like the donation goal thermometer, the Polar Bear Plunge makes good use of custom color schemes, fun photos, and more. Check out their full website here.
Additional Donation Features
The Polar Bear Plunge enables additional donation customization features to highlight their cause. Inputting unique titles for their donation levels reinforces their message and keeps a focus on the cause. This event is also a good reminder to not shy away from asking for bigger donations. You never know who will surprise you and go for that $500 donation. In 2022, 14.7% of all donation dollars came from donations of more than $500!
Steps For Students 5K
- Benefiting: The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Schools
- Event Type: 5k Run and Walk
- Donation Goal: $500,000
Steps for Students is an annual fundraising event put on by the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston Catholic Schools. This event has a large base of fundraisers, drawing a crowd of over 5,000 participants on Race Day. The event exceeded their donation goal by miles, raising over $900,000 in 2023. You can read more about their event with an in-depth case study here.
Why We Love It:
Steps for Students covers a large community area and was in need of a fundraising solution that could manage many moving parts. With GiveSignup’s fundraising teams features the archdioceses could let each individual school set up their own fundraising team for their students. Each school could then create and customize their own profile and encourage their own students to raise more against neighboring schools. Additionally, GiveSignup has secure access, so the fundraising team leaders can access and manage their own profile.
GiveSignup is designed to help fundraisers and participants self serve. This means they can update and make changes to their own account profiles with out having to reach out with an email. To further cut down on random questions filling up your inbox, we strongly recommend creating an FAQ page to cover all of the most common questions or misunderstandings about your event. Steps for Students does a great job of covering a wide range of topics, limiting confusion and keepingv their fundraisers properly informed.
Loops for Literacy
- Benefiting: Community Literacy Programs
- Event Type: 5K Run, Walk, Bike
- Donation Goal: $80,000
Loop for Literacy proceeds benefit literacy programs in their community to ensure that children and adults get the help they need to be successful in school and life. The event has multiple event day options for students, kids, and adults to participate in.
Why We Love It:
The website for Loop for Literacy is fully built out is a great resource for all who visit it. They use all of the bells and whistles to create a professional and informative website. Within their cover page they include quick info on parking and packet pickup – two topics that often get overlooked but are important to communicate to your participants. Additionally, the website organizes website topics into orderly drop down menus allowing fundraisers and participants to quickly find what they need.
Every GiveSignup event can build a fundraising website and access all of the same dynamic components and branding tools for free. We are constantly putting out new features to improve upon our existing capabilities and provide you with cutting edge technology. A major upgrade is coming to GiveSignup websites in 2024 allowing for more flexible options and design features.
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