FUNDRAISING

We have several fundraising tools available to help you in raising funds to participate in the Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament. If incoming money is not a direct contribution from a business or individual, but rather a fundraising event, please use this form to let us know more about your event. If you raise more than $400 as an individual, you will earn an incentive prize!!

Check out all the incentive prize options based on the amount you raise!

Coffee sales are new to our fundraising tools. Check it out!

 
 FAQ   
 Letter and Email Button 
 
  Facebook button 
 Matching gifts  Raffle  Find an event
     
Collection Boxes A to Z  Coffee Sales


Notes about donations:

  • All cash donations are fully tax-deductible.
  • Credit card donations are accepted via Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
  • Each participant assumes responsibility for donation collection. 
  • Never Surrender Inc will send a thank you acknowledgment/tax receipt to each donor as long as there is a full name and current mailing address. Use a donation form to accompany cash donations so that tax receipts can be mailed to the donors. 
  • For supporters who donate online, an immediate thank you receipt is sent via email.

FAQ's

Why would I want to change my fundraising goal after I have communicated to potential donors my established goal? 

Many of our anglers find that they can surpass their original goal that they set for themselves. If you’ve already reached your goal and are still requesting donations, some donors may be less likely to donate. By raising your goal, it shows that you’re dedicated to the cause and want to go above and beyond. This will also help motivate your donors. 

What should my fundraising goal be?

Your minimal goal is $200 as a virtual angler and $250 for fishing on Island Lake. There are incentive prizes for raising more than the minimum. Be sure to change your fundraising goal on your website to match the goal you set! Help us reach our $250,000 goal by raising as much as you can!

I don't want to write my own fundraising email. Is there a sample one I can use?

You bet! We try to make this process as easy as possible for our participants. While it’s best to create your own personal message, we understand that not everyone has time to do so. Therefore, we have created templates that you can use to send to potential donors, with places for you to plug in a few personal details such as your name and fundraising goal. Use one of our SIX EASY-TO-USE TEMPLATES to get started. Some anglers find success by providing a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

LETTERS AND EMAILS

Asking for donations is not always easy for some folks. The good news is that you can choose which method works best for you. Follow these guidelines no matter which method you choose:

  1. Be sure to explain WHY you are asking for financial support. 
  2. Let the potential donor(s) know how the funds are used. The more information you know, the more likely you can secure the donation. 
  3. Be sure to ask the potential donor(s) if their employer participates in matching gifts. This is an easy way to double a contribution!   

Writing Letters or Emails

  1. Ask for support in person! Nothing is better than a conversation letting people know how why you choose to Cast for a Cause.
  2. Write a letter or note. Use one of our SIX EASY-TO-USE TEMPLATES to get started. You will have to personalize some parts of the letter(s). Some anglers find success by providing a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  3. Try posting a link to your fundraising page from Facebook. It's very easy!

Participant Center Guide

  1. Follow this step by step participant center guide to set up your personal website (content may show another event, but the instructions are the same)
  2. Send emails and watch the donations fly in!
  3. To view past donor lists, use this handy guide (content may show another event, but the instructions are the same)

FACEBOOK

Log into your Participant Center for easy-to-use instructions to set up Facebook Fundraising!

MATCHING GIFTS

See our dedicated page on Matching Gifts!

RAFFLE

See our dedicated page on raffles! 

FIND AN EVENT

Looking for an event for you or your fundraising team? We recommend taking a look around your community – there are a lot of festivals, fairs and other events probably happening in your own backyard. These are great for doing bake sales, garage sales, bocce ball tournament or more! Make sure you check with the event organizers in order to receive permission and discuss any pertinent details. Here are links to the sites listing community events by state:

To find an event in Minnesota: CLICK HERE

To find an event in North Dakota: CLICK HERE

To find an event in South Dakota: CLICK HERE

To find an event in Wisconsin: CLICK HERE 

COLLECTION BOXES

Utilize collection boxes to raise funds in the fight against ALS. All funds raised will count toward your fundraising goal. The collection boxes work great in high traffic retail locations such as:

  • Convenience stores
  • Restaurants
  • Gas stations
  • Liquor stores
  • Truck stops
  • Bowling alleys
  • Coffee shops

Call or email  Sandy to get started. sandy@neversurrenderinc.org or 218-302-1331.


A TO Z FUNDRAISING IDEAS

To get your creative thoughts moving, you can review our A to Z fundraising ideas sheet to host your own fundraising event!

 

COFFEE

By selling one of three coffee blends by Arco Coffee, you can raise $5 per 12 ounce bag! 

  • Download an order form today and start selling. 
  • Each bag of coffee sells for $10
  • You'll earn $5 per bag sold

 Blends include Breakfast Roast, Scandinavian Roast and Norseman Grog 

  1. Contact Sandy to order coffee. Download an order formsandy@neversurrenderinc.org
  2. Download a flyer to inform your potential buyers of the product.
  3. Turn in sales form with funds to Sandy at  Never Surrender Inc, 4894 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN 55811) to receive credit for coffee sold.

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