What Makes Walk-a-thon Fundraising So Great?
- Walk-a-thons are great events for the entire family. You don’t need to be a triathlete or marathoner to participate.
- Walk-a-thons can be simple to organize. Walk-a-thons are less work and less liability than runs and bike rides.
- Walk-a-thons attract true supporters of the organization. A 5K or running event will attract many weekend warriors that attend simply to pay their registration fee, run, and not raise any money for the charity.
- A successful Walk-a-thon can bring 100’s and even 1000’s of new donors to your organization.
The Right Walk-a-thon Fundraising Software Can Be the Difference Between Success and Failure
The effectiveness of Walk-a-thon fundraisers is not a secret so many organizations host their own. This means that prospective walkers and donors have a lot of options to choose from. If you want people to choose your walk-a-thon, then it should be a great event and not just and obligation. Great food, shirts, prizes, photo-booths, bounce houses, music, etc… are all components of a great event.
Your Walk-a-thon Software Should Be Able To:
- allow walkers to register and set up a fundraising page simultaneously
- allow walkers to pick their food choices
- allow walkers to select their shirt size
- allow walkers to register their kids
- allow walkers to register their pets and even give pets their own fundraising page
- allow walkers to select times for photos
- allow volunteers to register and select from available volunteer shifts
- rank the top fundraising walkers
- rank the walkers who referred the most people to the event.
AIDS Walk Portland (http://aidswalkportland.org/) is a great example of a full-featured walk-a-thon software that supports an amazing event that people look forward to attending. To be successful with your own walk-a-thon, make it different from other ordinary walks and be sure that your walk-a-thon software is flexible enough to have features that support your own unique needs.
Blue Sky Collaborative creates Walk-a-thon fundraising software. Our SWEET! Walk-a-thon fundraising platform is ideal for any company, non-profit or school that holds walkathons or pledge-based events like bowl-a-thons, golf-a-thons, run-a-thons, any-a-thons. The company was founded in 2002.
Thousands of people use Blue Sky Collaborative’s software to support events and campaigns of all types. Several hundred companies, non-profits and schools, in multiple languages, use Blue Sky Collaborative’s Walk-a-thon Fundraising Software to raise millions of dollars every year
To learn more about how we can help, visit our website www.blueskycollaborative.com or call us at (p) 800-330-4109.
Blue Sky Collaborative has offices in Boston, MA and Southwestern CT.