As a TNT alum I know what a rewarding experience training and raising money for LLS is. I walked the Anchorage, Alaska Marathon in 2001 and that was one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I loved the physical training leading up to the marathon, but you know what, I actually enjoyed the fundraising even more! I loved knowing that by raising money I was helping adults and kids with leukemia live with a brighter future.

One of the reasons I started this website was to help fundraisers like you raise money for athletic events. I have heard from TNT’ers who are excited about training for their event, but are nervous about doing all of the fundraising. The minimum amount might sound daunting at first, but let me assure you that it can be acheived.

The fundraising ideas presented on my site come from real fundraisers, just like you. I frequently post stories from my own fundraising drives for various charities, as well as stories from other non profit organizations. You will get the real inside scoop about what works and what doesn’t, saving you lots of time and effort.

Top Fundraising Ideas for Team in Training Participants:

1. Letters– Your mentor has probably already encouraged you to write letters asking for donations. There is a reason that TNT encourages letters as the first fundraiser – they work! All of the proceeds benefit the cause and it’s one of the easiest fundraisers to do. You are simply writing a letter to your friends and family asking them to join you in supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

How to Write a Fundraising Letter

Sample Team in Training Fundraising Letters

2. Raffles – I recommend raffles for TNT participants because I personally raised $800 with a raffle as a TNT participant. Get some of your teammates involved and you can all sell tickets. When you get all of your prizes donated, the costs are next to nothing and all of the proceeds go to LLS!

See How to Organize a Raffle Fundraiser

3. Parties – Throw a party and raise money for your TNT campaign. Let creativity and immagination help you plan a party your friends will enjoy and you can raise funds at the same time.

Here’s several options…

Luau Party Fundraiser

Murder Mystery Party
Trivia Night Event
Ice Cream Social
Pizza Party Fundraisers

Related Links:

The 5 Keys to Successful Fundraising
(free report)
Official Team in Training Website

Posted on 23 August 2005

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