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10 Apr

Staying on Track to Reach (and exceed) Your Goals!

Posted by Volunteers

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There may be less than a month to March for Babies but there is still time to have a successful March for Babies season. Here are some tips to keep you on track as we head into the final lap!

Reaching (and exceeding) Your Fundraising Goal
Maximize your contacts and those of your team members — keep talking about your team, why the March of Dimes is important to you and let donors know how their help can bring you closer to your fundraising goal.

Encourage donations— Post how close you are to your goal on Facebook, Twitter and school message boards (with permission). If you are three $10 donations from the goal, let the world know — these types of benchmarks really work.

Follow up— Contact people who said they were interested in giving but haven’t committed.

Note bank days— Ask your March of Dimes chapter when bank days are held and schedule a time to come by. Ask your chapter how to handle last-minute donations.

Keeping Your Team on Track
Stay motivated — Send updates every few weeks to celebrate the team’s progress and to encourage team members to do even more.

Celebrate individual and team success – Did a team member achieve a goal? Did your team reach (or exceed) their goal? Provide a certificate or public congratulions to celebrate the accomplishment and motivate all members to keep going!

Build team spirit— Set up a day to make t-shirts and/or signs and banners that you’ll wear or carry while your walking on March for Babies day.

For more tips and best practices, check out the March of Dimes Youth Captains Guide available at



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