Running Tough Mudder for charity? Here’s how to bring your fundraising efforts into the 21st century and boost your donations.
1. Wear a GoPro on the day
Your fundraising doesn’t have to stop once you’ve earned that orange headband. Why not wear a GoPro to record your adventure on the day and make a slick ‘highlights package’ afterwards that shows some of your best (and worst) bits from your time in the mud.
Wear your GoPro on a head strap to ensure it doesn’t get in the way too much when you’re taking on the obstacles. Not only is a head strap easy to take off and hold onto when you’re running certain sections of the course, it also allows the GoPro to be passed between team members easily.
Tough Mudder is probably the Toughest Event on the Planet, and once people see exactly what you went through for your charity, they’ll be donating faster than your plunge head first into Arctic Enema…
2. Make the most of social media
If you really want to bring your fundraising efforts into the 21st century, it would be hard to look past social media as an invaluable tool. First of all, you need to choose which platforms you’ll be using—Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the most obvious choices.
It’s not enough to set up the page and hope that some kind strangers donate, you need to give them some content and tell the story of why you’re taking on Tough Mudder for charity. Photos and videos work best on your social pages, and you should use them to keep followers updated on your training and fundraising journey.
Social media pages are a great way to get your message out there and the more you spread awareness of your cause, the more donations you’ll get. Remember: If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
3. Use Crowdrise
Online fundraising pages are another tool that you should use to your advantage when taking on Tough Mudder for charity. If you want to quickly set up a fundraising page without too much hassle, look no further than Crowdrise.
Crowdrise is a platform that allows you to create personalized fundraising campaigns in a matter of minutes—giving you more time to train for the mud. Once it’s set up and you start to share your story, people will be able to quickly and easily support your fundraiser by donating online. Having the power to receive donations online is definitely easier than chasing people for IOUs after your Tough Mudder.
Another good feature of Crowdrise is the easy social integration, which allows you to link your social media pages and spread awareness of your fundraising efforts. A standout value of all Mudders is teamwork, and by working hard to raise money for a good cause, you’re putting others before yourself before you even enter the Mudder Village. Good work.