Thursday, April 2, 2015
We at NAMIWalks LOVE how Walk participants are using creative ways to raise funds for the Walk program. From hosting chili cook-off events at the office to designing and selling holiday cards to raffling off homemade baked goods, people are using their talents to FUNdraise! We have a document that lists a variety of out-of-the-box ways to raise funds for NAMIWalks - 101 Ways to put 'Fun' in FUNdraising. There are many great ideas for Teams and individuals, so check it out and get inspired!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
|NAMIWalks Palm Beach County's Walk Information Meeting|
I’ll begin with a brief overview of each event:
· The Walk Information Meeting (WIM) opens the NAMIWalks’ season. The Meeting is typically hosted 9-months prior to Walk Day. The event’s purpose is to discuss how the funds from the previous Walk benefited NAMI, announce the current event date, goals and the plans to make the Walk exciting! This is also the event where attendees can register to become volunteers and receive information about sponsoring the event. In addition to inviting previous sponsors, team captains, walkers and volunteers, all members of the community are invited to attend.
|NAMIWalks Southwest Louisiana Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon|
Your participation in these events is imperative to the success of the Walk. If you have participated in a Fall Walk make sure you attend the Walk Information Meeting, so you know what to expect during the new Walk Season. Take a friend with you to get them involved with the program. The more people who participate in the event, the better! If you haven’t in the past, maybe this is the year for you to volunteer! You can be a Team Captain/walker and still volunteer for the event. We need help in many areas – assistance with securing sponsors, engaging Team Captains, promoting the Walk, planning/setting up/breaking down the Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon and Walk Day.
|NAMIWalks Mobile's Mardi Gras themed Kick-Off Luncheon|
In addition to volunteering, maybe you own or work for a company that would be interested in sponsoring the Walk. We have great opportunities for both large and small businesses to support the event. Our sponsorship levels range between $250 and $15,000. Each level receives wonderful benefits, such as having your business name and/or logo printed on event t-shirts and marketing materials.
If you are currently registered or planning to participate in a Spring Walk, maybe this year you will consider being a Team Captain. Don’t be intimidated by the term, Team Captain. We have come up with a formula to make it easy for Teams to be successful and to reach a $1,000 goal. All you have to do is form a Team, recruit 10 family members and/or friends for the Team, encourage each person to raise $100, so the Team as a whole will raise $1,000. It’s that easy! You will learn easy steps to achieve the goal during the course of the Team Captain Kick-Off Luncheon.
This is your opportunity to get more involved with NAMIWalks! With your support, we will raise the funds needed to continue offering crucial educational programs and support services to individuals impacted by mental illness!