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Category: Fundraising Ideas

Rise for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
April 3, 2020
  SFBC Staff hang outs pre COVID 19. SF Bicycle Coalition are still hard at work fighting on behalf of cyclists in San Francisco. While they are all following the shelter in place guidelines, their bicycle advocacy doesn’t stop. City Hall meetings continue on, protected bike lanes can still be approved, and their community organizers […]
Climate Ride Inspired Gravel Grinder Draws 220 Cyclists to Northfield, MN
May 15, 2018
The Earth Day Gravel Grinder was way beyond what we thought it could be!!!! -Kathleen Sprole, Team Road Life All photos courtesy of Carlos Sabillón of Sabi Photography. When Kathleen Sprole, Beth Walser, and Aleasha Markley came together to go on Climate Ride Iceland, they knew they were facing a big challenge. They each committed to fundraising $4,000 […]
Fundraising Tips: Thinking Outside the Box
March 5, 2015
I’ve been raising funds for many years now and I’ve learned, all is fair in love and war…and fundraising. Yes, when it comes to fundraising, there are no rules and sometimes it’s best to think outside the box. Some of you have already sent a fundraising letter to everyone you know, and you’re still trying […]
Top Fundraisers: Lessons and Recognition
January 13, 2015
Climate Ride organizes life changing, charitable sporting events. Year after year, hundreds of individuals (new participants and alumni alike) pledge to raise thousands of dollars to support the cause, support our beneficiaries, and better our communities. I’d like to share some of their tips, tricks, and success stories as well as the new layout for […]
Make the most of your fundraising!
July 15, 2014
Individual engagement is near it’s peak during the donation process and donors will be reading every word. So make sure you… Personalize your fundraising page & let donors get to know you 1) Add a lovely photo of yourself, perhaps with your bike, or enjoying the outdoor environment that you love. 2) State who are you riding […]
Fundraising is like Skydiving – The Sky Really is the Limit
June 24, 2014
As Climate Ride’s Fundraising Guru, I often hear folks say “I really care about this cause, but I’ve never fundraised and I just don’t think I can do it!” Fundraising is a lot like I imagine skydiving to be.  The mechanics aren’t so difficult, but getting started can be terrifying for some of us!  It’s […]
Top Fundraiser Hits $10,500 on Climate Ride – and Keeps Going
September 8, 2012
Meet Climate Ride California’s top fundraiser and San Franciscan, Jenny Shu. As of 9/7/12 she surpassed $10,500 in funds raised – making her the top fundraiser in Climate Ride history. Jenny selected these Climate Ride beneficiaries to be the recipients of a grant: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, Carbon War Room, and […]
Rider Profile: Joy Burke (Team Mightybytes)
October 2, 2011
An Exercise in Extreme Fundraising Pays Off. A late night epiphany caused Team Mightybytes rider Joy Burke to enlist for her second Climate Ride of 2011, no small challenge considering said epiphany occurred mere weeks before the California ride. “I can do this,” she told her teammates with confidence and set forth raising Climate Ride’s […]