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Author: Meaghan Bilinski, Date: 8 November 2012
Make the ask
You've made a huge commitment to change the face of men's health for the 30 days of Movember; don’t be shy about sharing your commitment. You are raising awareness and funds for an important cause not often talked about, and your friends, family and colleagues will be honored to support your efforts.
Our super simple online tools – from the e-mail template to the Facebook and Twitter posts – make asking for donations a breeze. You can access these from your Mo Space page and, keep in mind, donors donate to a person, not just a cause. Share your story (and Mo progress photos) to personalize your ask. Think of fundraising as a conversation, not just a transaction.
Everybody is busy, so sometimes it takes a few asks before people donate. Sending and posting Mo growth updates throughout the month is a great way to show your commitment and to ask for your friends support. Don’t assume someone doesn’t want to donate – they may be waiting for the right time, or simply have forgotten that your Mo is on a mission. It’s your job to let them know that changing the face of men’s health requires their support!
Size doesn’t matter
We all know that a wispy Ginger Mo can attract as much attention as a thick, luxurious Mo, and the same is true of donations. It’s not the size that matters! Imagine if every Mo added just £10 extra to the pot – that’s over £3.1 million in the UK alone! Ask 10 friends for that same £10 and voila – £100, and you’ve qualified for some prizes!
Tried and True Knowledge for You
We’ve asked some of our top fundraising Mo’s to share their secrets with us…try them out and you just might surpass them in funds raised!
A photo of yourself, autographed and delivered to whomever donates £10 to your Mo
Sell naming rights to your moustache for £100
Offer to dye your Mo when you reach 25 donors or £500 in donations
Auction style rights to your Mo
Auction off rights to choose your costume for the Gala
Why donations are important
While friends and family will support you on your hairy journey, they may question how that lip sweater is changing the face of men’s health. Be sure to remind supporters that last year, of the funds raised in the UK, less than £0.08 of every pound went to fundraising and administrative costs. More details on where the money goes can be found
What are some of the ways you fundraise? Share your knowledge in the comment below.
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