Your employer or a local business owner might be happy to support you by providing sponsorship or encouraging their employees to get involved. Many workplaces and organisations are more than happy to support a good cause, so all you need to do is ask!
Benefits to the organisation and suppliers
There are many benefits to the organisation in sponsoring you or your team in the MS Moonlight Walk.
- Showing they value and appreciate their employees.
- Publicity and promotion if you wear the company’s t-shirt, hat or other branded merchandise.
- Company name and logo appearing on the team webpage.
- A possible feature item with photos on next year’s website.
Enquire about matched funding
Many companies have a matched funding program where they will match dollar for dollar the amount you and your team fundraise. Even if there is currently no such program in place, they might be willing to be the pioneer of such a scheme. Click here for more information about matched funding.
Who to ask
Speak to the HR department (or the manager if it’s a smaller business) and ask them if the company matches funds raised by their employees or if they donate to charitable causes supported by employees. Let them know what you will be doing and what you hope to achieve (fundraising $X amount for people with MS in Queensland).
How to ask
The best way to ask is in person. Face to face is the best way to communicate your message, your fundraising goal and ask for support. If they want a letter or email outlining a proposal and you would like some extra help please give us a call on 07 3840 0828.