Resources

Participant Resources and Tips

Thank you for joining WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®. You are one step closer to helping us make a lasting and positive impact on our community.

Participants are welcome to register as individual walkers, or as a team simply by clicking the ‘Register To Walk’ button above. Once you’ve signed up, use the tools below to help you reach your fundraising goal.

To volunteer, go here.

To learn about where donations go, check out Your dollars at work page.

For each dollar you raise, you have a chance to be entered into some fantastic prize draws! To learn more, go to Prizes

How to reach your fundraising goal? Here are some tools!

pledgeform

Pledge Form

Use this pledge form to collect donations from your friends, family and colleagues.

registerteam

Team Registration Form

If you want to register a team but can never find time for it, let us do it for you!

Send this form to carla@ywcabanff.ca and we will sign you up.

Download the Registration Form

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Posters

Print these posters to help promote Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.

2017 Walk A Mile Poster – Version 1

2017 Walk A Mile Poster – Version 2

2017 Walk A Mile Poster – Version 3

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

The #1 reason people don’t give is because they are not asked. Involve your friends, family and colleagues in your fundraising and you will reach your goal in no time!

Eight steps to reach your goal of $1000

Step 1 Start by supporting yourself = $50

Step 2 Ask five family members to contribute $50 each = $250

Step 3 Ask ten friends to support you at $25 each = $250

Step 4 Ask five colleagues to donate $20 each = $100

Step 5 Ask four neighbours to donate $20 each = $80

Step 6 Ask your boss for a company contribution = $50

Step 7 Ask your doctor, dentist, dry cleaner etc. to donate $20 = $60

Step 8 Send an email to everyone in your address book = $160

Total = $1000

MORE FUNDRAISING TIPS

Send an email to everyone in your address book and share info on your Facebook & Twitter.

Our website has some great email and social media post templates that you can send out to your contacts and share on your profiles.

Let family, friends and colleagues know what you are doing and why you’re taking part in this event. Share your passion. If they don’t respond, email them again – they may just need a reminder.

Be creative and ask for help!

Week one Pool the money you would have spent on purchasing beverages that week.

Week two Arrange a potluck lunch and pool the money you would have spent on lunch for that day.

Week three Movie night at home! Pool the money you would have spent to go out to the cinema that night.

Week four Offer to pick up and take bottles in for recycling, and put the proceeds towards your goal.

Check with your company to see if they offer matching gifts. Ask your boss for a company contribution or organize a staff fundraising event. Examples?

* The Rimrock Resort Hotel managers organize an annual Dunk Tank event which asks staff to pull money and rewards them by letting them flush their bosses!

* The Fairmont Banff Springs team organizes a staff event and asks colleagues to contribute to their fundraising goal.

Ask companies you deal with to sponsor you or to put up a poster at their business and run a fundraising campaign for you.

Ask businesses you frequent for a donation (doctor, dentist, dry cleaners, etc.).

Challenge your teammates for the highest fundraising goal. Or, challenge a competing business to see if you can beat them at fundraising!

YWCA Banff would like to thank the sponsors of Bow Valley Walk A Mile In Her Shoes:
Presenting Sponsor
Platform Sponsor
Media Sponsor