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Tools to equip your participants to qualify for the national fundraising incentive!

The Miracle Network Dance Marathon team is excited to announce an exclusive fundraising incentive to all registered Dance Marathon participants. Any participant who raises $300 between 2/16 and 4/2 will qualify for this exclusive merchandise! 

 As student leaders, below are some resources to help you, your participants, and your programs raise the most money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and get this one-of-a-kind sweatshirt into the hands of as many participants as possible!  


Get the news out to your participants:

  • Highlight this effort in your newsletters, planning meetings, and any other planned communications to ensure no participant misses the opportunity 
  • Share on your social channels and re-post members that are talking about the incentive on their channels as a way to help create a positive buzz regarding fundraising and the incentive within your online community! (link to blog #1 in this doc) 
  • Include a fundraising call to action surrounding the incentive in any of your pre-event participant communication pieces  
  • Send out specialized messaging to all team captains so that they can remind their team members about the incentive opportunity 
This is a great example of how to use the incentive with your event dates. Great work HuskyTHON!


Resources available  

  • Remind your participants of the messaging MNDM provided that shows the urgent need behind fundraising for children’s health to help them raise more funds (and be sure to use this messaging on program channels, too!)
  • This includes unique graphicsvideos, and other assets both programs and participants can share out with their followers
  • Encourage your participants to tap into DonorDrive’s fundraising tools such as milestones, incentives, and Facebook fundraisers that can help drive even more donations to their fundraising pages (check out this one-stop-shop blog including all things fundraising!) 


Other tips and tricks  

  • Incorporate this as an in-event fundraising push during your upcoming event. We know that $300 can go a long way in making a difference in a local child’s hospital stay – $300 can go towards funding play therapy, child life equipment, pet therapy, and so much more. If during your event you’re already sharing impact stories regarding your hospital and the care it provides, use the incentive messaging to complement your storytelling and help to push participants towards the $300 raised mark. Empower them to make a difference by raising funds AND get an exclusive piece of merch in the process!  
  • Be sure to extend your donation cut-off date and time to allow participants a couple of weeks after your event to complete their fundraising for the incentive.


A Refresher of the Details 

  • HOW: Raise $300here’s some tips on how to do it! 
  • WHERE: On your personal DonorDrive fundraising page 
  • WHEN: From midnight on 2/16 thru midnight on 4/2, all HST 
  • WHO: All registered Dance Marathon participants 
  • WHAT: An exclusive and BRAND-NEW Dance Marathon sweatshirt (pictured below) 
  • WHY: Because kids can’t wait so neither should you! 


*For programs not on DonorDrive, you can use this form to share with participants as they hit the $300 milestone. It is the responsibility of your program to communicate with participants about this incentive redemption.