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FUNDRAISING TIPS & TOOLS

As a Wish-A-Mile® (WAM) rider, you are required to raise funds to support the
Make-A-Wish® Michigan mission. WAM 300 riders need to raise a minimum of $1,200,  
WAM 50 riders need to raise a minimum of $500 and WAM Jr. riders need to raise a minimum of $50.

 

The Make-A-Wish Michigan team is here to offer our support to help you achieve your goals. Please review and use the following fundraising tips and tools to get started, and to motivate and help you reach your personal goal. These tools, along with your own energy and creativity, will certainly help!


FUNDRAISING AWARDS

Team and Individual Awards

The top fundraising team in each category listed below will be honored with a team trophy. Teams may display their trophy proudly throughout the year's fundraisers, family events and other team gatherings. Teams are determined by number of members and can include participants registered as WAM 300 riders, WAM 50 riders, WAM Jr. riders, crew volunteers and virtual participants. 

 

Super Size: 100+
Extra Large: 45-99
Large: 21-44
Medium: 11-20
Small: 1-10

 

Awards are also given to the top individual riders in the 300, 50 and Jr. and top virtual fundraisers. All funds must be received by noon on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to be counted for award designations.

 

 

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES - Coming Soon! 

To encourage fundraising efforts and to show appreciation, Make-A-Wish Michigan will award different incentives items at different levels. These items are not for sale and are exclusive to those who reach these specific fundraising levels.

 

 

DOWNLOAD GUIDES, FLYERS AND MORE

Make-A-Wish Michigan Brand Cheat Sheet - Coming Soon!
WAM Fact Sheet - Coming Soon!
Miles for Smiles Purchase Form
Mail-in Donation Form
Fundraising A-Z - Coming Soon!

How to raise $500 in 10 Steps
Tips for Successful Fundraising

WAM Pledge Form

WAM Flyer - Coming Soon!
WAM Buckslip - Coming Soon!

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Facebook Cover Photos: - Coming Soon! 

Facebook Profile Picture: - Coming Soon!

 

 

HOST AN EVENT

Hosting your own fundraising event is a great tool to boost your WAM donation totals. WAM events are planned and hosted by the WAM participant (riders, volunteers and virtual participants) with assistance from Make-A-Wish Michigan staff.

 

You can also order Make-A-Wish merchandise and sell it to benefit your fundraising efforts. Items such as Make-A-Wish bracelets, buttons, coffee mugs and blinking star lights are available online at the Make-A-Wish marketplace. For more information, email Kedrin Gall, kgall@michigan.wish.org or call 800.622.9474.

 

 

SELL WAM 300 & WAM 50 ROUTE SIGNS
Our Miles for Smiles program provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to support our wish kids and the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour along the route. By sponsoring a mile, your sign will be placed along the route each day of the tour as you will help us raise dollars needed to bring smiles to children at a time they need it most. Signs are $300 for WAM 300 and $100 for WAM 50. 

 

SHARE WISH STORIES
Share the impact of wishes on children and their families. Stories can be found at michigan.wish.org/wishes or follow us on social media to share real-time wish stories and news: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find inspiring wish videos on our YouTube channel.


MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies (both large and small) offer employee matching gift programs. This means that when an employee makes a donation to a cause or non-profit organization, the corporation will match that donation with an equal (or greater) amount to the same group. Many donors may work for companies with matching gift programs and can double the impact of their donation by soliciting a matching gift from their employer. Check with your employer to see if they participate in a matching gifts program. Our 501(c)(3) ID Number is: 38-2505812. Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Please be sure to provide your full name and WAM to the company’s matching gift organizer, which will allow our office to properly code to your fundraising efforts.

 

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