The contributions you raise as a member of Run for Hope will help turn racial division, class segregation, and spiritual poverty into community, possibility, and vision. At the same time, you give your friends and family the opportunity to invest in the work of New Hope Academy and ultimately, in powerful, cultural movement of racial reconciliation and hope for those living in all types of poverty.
When you join Run for Hope, the funds you raise further the life-changing work of New Hope Academy. Read the next section to learn more about your fundraising commitment.
We strive to make your fundraising experience as simple as possible. To that end, we have provided all the resources you will need to meet and even exceed your fundraising goal. Scroll below to read our Fundraising 101 Tips.
When you register for Run for Hope, you will be prompted to read and agree to the fundraising agreement. This entitles you to receive all the benefits mentioned. In exchange, you agree to raise funds for New Hope Academy. The minimum amount is determined by which level you sign up for. This can be accomplished through fundraising, a personal, 100% tax-deductible contribution, company matching, or some combination of the three.
We are committed to providing you with the best tools available to make fundraising as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you follow the proven steps outlined, you should be able to meet and hopefully exceed your goal. Scroll below to review our fundraising steps.
Important Fundraising Dates and Additional Information
Once you register for the team and begin training, you should start raising funds immediately. There is an opt-out date of March 23, 2018. If the need to opt out is necessary, any monies raised to that point are non-refundable. If you cancel AFTER March 23, 2018, you will be held to your fundraising commitment. Exceptions may be granted for medical reasons and will require a doctor’s note (send to Jennifer Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 615-261-4494).
April 22, 2018, at Midnight CST is the deadline to raise your minimum guarantee in one of the ways mentioned above or allow New Hope Academy to charge your credit card for the difference between what you have raised and the goal amount. If you haven’t reached your fundraising minimum, your credit card on file will be charged the difference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
We are grateful for your willingness to partner with us in the mission of hope!
We’ve designed our fundraising program to help you reach your goal as quickly and easily as possible. It’s a simple, 5-step process. Why not get started today? You will be there before you know it.
• Set up your FirstGiving.com online fundraising page
• Personalize your sample fundraising letter and compile a list of names and address of family and friends
• Address and stamp your letters / put them in the mail
• Send your fundraising emails
• Implement social media strategies