Fitness Industry Fundraising Model
ALS is a disease that destroys muscle. Clubs and their members can flex their muscle to find a cure. The money raised by each club is counted toward their sponsorship recognition at the BASH for Augie’s Quest in conjunction with International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association tradeshow!
Steps to Partner
Working with your club leadership, determine what type of event would be the best fit for your club(s). Need help? Contact Augie’s Quest to walk you through each program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many clubs coordinate multiple programs with great success, so you’re not limited to just one!
Choose a time frame when your club and members will help CURE ALS. Some campaigns have preferred time periods, but all Augie’s Quest programs are coordinated to happen anytime during the year when it best fits YOUR business plan.
Models to Consider
Join Team Quest4ALS! Become an Augie’s Quest Training Center for one of our Rock ‘n Roll Races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and More!). Open your doors to members and nonmembers. Augie’s Quest will provide you training guidelines and tips to motivate runners, a fundraising platform to raise critical dollars for ALS research, and will help coordinate all race related needs including a pre-race meal.
Group Exercise Class
The most sought after instructors hold a designated class to raise money to CURE ALS. The more fun and special it is, the more people will attend and the more money will be raised. Members reserve their spot for a minimum fundraising goal but have the opportunity to raise more and receive incentives by using Augie’s Quest personal fundraising pages with social media activation.
Employee Payroll Giving
Payroll giving is a responsible, sustainable way to support this important cause. Our platform makes it easy for your employees to regularly give with timely, secure, and accurate donation distribution. You can even launch “crowdfunding” challenges towards a set goal. We streamline everything on the backend to make this a seamless process.
The Augie’s Quest Myzone Challenge is a Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) challenge made possible by Myzone – makers of cutting edge fitness technology. Anyone with a Myzone Physical Activity Belt can participate by making a $15.01 donation and compete for amazing prizes like fitness equipment, luxurious vacation packages, and more! This is an easy way for club operators to get their members involved!
Electronic Fund Transfer
Ask your members to add a $1, $5 or $20 donation (or more!) to their monthly dues to help CURE ALS. This can be a designated time frame (one month) or all year long.
For a designated month, a specified dollar amount of new member registration fees are waived if the person makes a donation of an equal amount to Augie’s Quest.
Fitness Industry Auction
The largest fitness industry auction in the world is online and benefits Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. Secure donated auction items to include in the auction or promote the link to all your members. The online auction takes place annually in 1st quarter!
Suggestions for Success
- Send an email to all members promoting the campaign and ask them to share it with their friends.
- Create friendly competition between General Managers (provide incentives).
- Work with the Augie’s Quest team to execute the campaign easily and effectively using the tools provided.
- Communication to clubs regarding the campaign should come from an influential member of the leadership team.
Interested in participating in fundraising for Augie’s Quest?