(Team) Captain's Corner

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO BE A TEAM CAPTAIN for the ASCV’s 5K & Family Fun Day!

Because of team captains like you who rally their team members and raise critical funds, you will be able to help the ASCV grow our programming and reach significantly, providing critical support and resources to local individuals and families impacted by autism. 

Team Captains play a vital role in rallying our community. As team captain, your responsibilities include:

  • Recruit team members 
  • Communicate with team members 
  • Motivate and provide tools for your team to fundraise
  • There are plenty of resources and templates in our Fundraising Playbook! Don't see what you need? Just ask! Reach out to adira.knopf@ascv.org for help.
  • Coordinate and schedule fundraising activities 

We’re here to help you every step of the way to reach your team recruitment and fundraising goals!  We hope the resources on this page (check out the Captain’s Guide below this message!) and in our Fundraising Playbook help you get started and the ASCV staff are always in your corner.

Thank you for your commitment to helping serve our community!

 

Resources:

Check out the downloadable Participant Guide that you can share with your team members!

Also, be sure to check out the Incentive Prizes and Race Awards!

More Resources for Team Captains:


TIPS TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR ROLE AS A TEAM CAPTAIN is to engage, inspire and encourage your team members. Check in with them on a regular basis to keep them focused and help them achieve their fundraising goals. 

  • Establish the right set of communication channels for your team. Consider creating a text group, an email group or a Facebook group 
  • Introduce new team members to the group as they join
  • Keep the group posted on progress towards team and individual fundraising goals 
  • Share fundraising tips and tricks and ask team members who have been successful in fundraising to do the same 
  • Ask everyone on your team to link their fundraising page to their Facebook account to take advantage of the power of social media 
  • Celebrate strong fundraisers, large donations and milestones achieved 
  • Share personal stories from members of the team to inspire fundraising 
  • Consider creating some friendly competition or a recognition or rewards program just for your team. The prize can be as simple as bragging rights! 

 Find ways to reward things like: 

  • Making a self-donation 
  • Personalizing their online Fundraising Page
  • Getting their first donation 
  • Getting the largest donation to date
  •  Raising the most money in a week 
  • Sending out the most fundraising emails 
  • Accomplishing their goal!

 

JUMPSTART YOUR TEAM’S FUNDRAISING


Six Ways to Jump Start Team Fundraising 

1. Ask every team member to join you in making a self-donation. You could challenge them to ‘give up’ one small expense for a week to fund this donation. 

2. Ask 10 friends to each donate $10. They’re likely to say yes and you’ll have raised $100 before you know it! 

3. Challenge each of your Team Members to raise $500 in ten days. 

4. Clean out that closet and sell your items online and put that money towards your fundraising. 5. Talk to local businesses about sponsoring your team with a donation. Offer them space on a team t-shirt in exchange for their generosity. 

6. Pick a day of the week when your entire team will dedicate their social media to talk about the 5K & Family Fun Day and ask for donations. 

 
 
Team Recruitment Email Templates:

Friends and & Family Team

Subject: Will you join me?

Dear <INSERT NAME>,

I am so excited to share that I have signed up to participate in the Autism Society of Central Virginia’s 5K & Family Fun Day to support their critical work in serving our local autism community. <ADD YOUR WHY>

This event is taking place on Saturday, May 18th at Crump Park, and I wanted to invite you to join us! It’s going to be an incredible celebration and will feature their popular 5K race, beloved Resource Fair, entertainment, and plenty of family fun! To join my team, please visit <INSERT TEAM PAGE LINK> and click the JOIN button. From there, you will be able to create your own fundraising page. If you are unable to join the event this year, no problem! I’d still love your support! You can visit my page at INSERT LINK to make a donation towards my goal. Thanks in advance. 

Sincerely, 

<NAME>

P.S. I have attached a one-page guide to help you get started!

 

Corporate Team Captain Template (to recruit colleagues) 

Dear <INSERT NAME>

I am so excited to share that I have signed as  <INSERT COMPANY NAME>’s Team Captain for the Autism Society of Central Virginia’s 5K & Family Fun Day. This incredible event supports their critical work in serving our local autism community. I'm reaching out as we are about to kick off our fundraising and training, and I hope you will join Team <INSERT TEAM NAME>!  

<INSERT COMPANY NAME> has the opportunity to show up in a BIG way to support the ASCV and have plenty of fun at the same time! This event is taking place on Saturday, May 18th at Crump Park, and I hope you can join us! It’s going to be an incredible celebration that will feature their popular 5K race, beloved Resource Fair, activities, food trucks, entertainment, and plenty of family fun! To join <INSERT COMPANY NAME>’s team, please visit <INSERT LINK>. From there, you will be able to create your own fundraising page. If you are unable to join the event this year, no problem! We would still love your support! 

Please check out the attached flier with more information about the event and your potential impact in supporting the ASCV. If you have any questions about joining the team or about fundraising please reach out! I 

Sincerely, 

<NAME>

 

 

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