Preparing to Make a Big Ask

People do not give because an organization has needs. Rather, people give to bold, heroic programs. Fred Hutch has been built on bold programs like bone marrow transplant, immunotherapy and Cord blood expansion. Your participation in Obliteride is a vehicle to connect your community to the bold work that is taking place at the Hutch labs. We have an audacious goal of finding curative therapies … Continue reading Preparing to Make a Big Ask

Ask a Professional Fundraiser: Fred Hutch fundraisers answer Obliteriders’ questions

Stephanie Henderson and Whitney Hazzard, members of the Fred Hutch Philanthropy team, sat down to answer ten fundraising questions on Obliteriders’ minds. Use these ideas as a launching pad for successful fundraising year! 1. My husband and I are both riding this year and we share the same contacts. I don’t like asking the same people to donate double. Are there any additional ideas to … Continue reading Ask a Professional Fundraiser: Fred Hutch fundraisers answer Obliteriders’ questions

5 Ways to Be Big & Bold with Your Fundraising

5 Ways to Be Big & Bold with Your Fundraising

Give Something Away Do you like to bake, sew, knit, sketch, or write haikus? For $25, $50, $100, or more, offer up a one-of-a-kind creation to your community. Last year, Marissa gave quilted postcards to the ladies in her quilting circle for a $25 donation. She raised over $1000. This year, Marissa turns 50 years old and will be asking $50 for each quilted postcard. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Big & Bold with Your Fundraising

Top 5 Tips for New Fundraisers

Whether you’re a wary new fundraiser or a fundraising champ, keep these tried-and-true tips in mind as you make your game plan for Obliteride:  Just ask.  Just ask. There’s a reason this tip is #1 and #2! Everyone you know is a potential donor. You’ll be surprised by who wants to help you. Think of it this way ― by asking, you’re giving your donors … Continue reading Top 5 Tips for New Fundraisers

Chili Feed Brings in Over $2k

Looking for an easy way to kickoff your fundraising? Offering delicious food for donations is always a winner. Check out how one rider raised BIG money with a simple chili feed. Good food plus good company equals goal achieved for Dave Dapelo! Guest post by Dave Dapelo, 5 year Obliterider In the past two years, I have raised over $2500 in cash donations while “hosting” a … Continue reading Chili Feed Brings in Over $2k

FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT OFFERS TRIED AND TRUE TIPS

We realize that asking for money can sometimes be scary or uncomfortable. We want to help you feel GOOD about asking people to help cure cancer faster. For this reason, we have created a fundraising toolkit to help you be successful and raise as much as possible for Fred Hutch. In the toolkit, we suggest 5 steps that have been shown to help make fundraising … Continue reading FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT OFFERS TRIED AND TRUE TIPS