With every email, fundraising party and social post, you’re supporting lifesaving care for children at the region’s only nonprofit pediatric hospital.
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Your fundraising helps provide health, hope and healing at Children’s Colorado
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Steps to get started
Step One: Get to know your Participant Center
Take the first steps toward meeting your fundraising goal by familiarizing yourself with helpful resources in the Participant Center. The Participant Center is your fundraising home base. You can customize your personal page, track your goals, send emails and access fundraising tools.
Step Two: Set up your personal fundraising page
Upload a photo or video and share why you’re raising money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. Participants who update their personal page raise more than participants who do not update their page. Once you customize your fundraising page, connect it to Facebook to streamline your efforts.
Step Three: Get the fundraising wheels rolling
Show your friends and family your own commitment to Children’s Colorado patients and families by donating to your own fundraising effort. Then ask as many people as you know to match your gift. That’s how $50 turns into $100, then $150… and pretty soon thousands of dollars for Children’s Colorado kids, families, and caregivers.
Step Four: Spread the word
Share your story through social media, email or word of mouth. Include a link to your fundraising page that you set up in step one. You’re doing something amazing – Share it with the world to inspire others to join you in supporting Children’s Colorado.
Step Five: Join the Courage Classic Facebook group
Connect with other supporters in the Courage Classic Community Facebook Group, share fundraising tips and ideas, and fuel the Courage Classic spirit!
To be eligible to ride in this year’s in-person event, riders must reach their fundraising minimum by June 1. Adults (16 and older) are required to raise $500. Child riders are asked to raise $125. If our rider capacity is capped due to State of Colorado COVID-19 guidelines, in-person invitations will be issued based on the date/time fundraising minimums are met. The earlier the minimum is met, the earlier you may receive an invitation. Incentive to fundraise early!
The final fundraising deadline to meet your personal fundraising goal is Aug. 31. Offline donations are accepted until Aug. 31 and must be postmarked by that date. Please include rider name and number on the check. Processing takes a few days.
Fundraising resources and downloads
Connect to FacebookCreate a connected Facebook fundraising page where friends can read your story, watch your progress and donate — all without ever leaving Facebook.
Team Captain GuideInformation hub for team sponsor, donations and jersey info, important dates, and more!
Donation collectionOffline donation forms, tax information, employer matching gift information.
Team FundraisingDonors are able to designate their gift to a team without having to choose an individual rider(s) to credit. Learn more about team fundraising.
Fundraising badge incentivesEarn fundraising badges to show off your fundraising excellence and years of dedication to kids.
Storytelling 101Tips and tricks on telling the story of how you got involved with the Courage Classic and why you’re supporting Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Let your donors know that their employers will often match the money they donate to nonprofits. They, and you, can double the impact of their gifts.
Donate your day
Turn a special day into a day that could help someone else by asking for donations instead of gifts. A birthday, wedding, or any day can become a fundraising opportunity.
Throw a (virtual) party
Have a kickoff party, themed party, dance party, or whatever excites you. Invite some friends, have some fun, and accept donations. Tip: find a restaurant that will sponsor or match funds. *We encourage you to follow current COVID-19 restrictions around gatherings of people outside of your household.
Almost any sporting event can be turned into a fundraiser. Bowling, kickball, etc. Create and entry fee, include a bake/food sale, or simply ask for donations at the event.
A memorial fundraiser is a thoughtful way to honor a loved one or a beloved pet.
There’s no wrong way to fundraise.
A few things to keep in mind…
Raffles, bingo, lottery and drawings are games of chance and are considered a raffle. Raffles MUST be approved and registered by the state. If you hold a raffle without obtaining your own raffle license, you will be conducting an illegal raffle according to Colorado State Law and subject to review by the Colorado Gaming Commission. You must provide current raffle license information (organization name, raffle manager name and license number) to the Foundation prior to holding a raffle.
If you hold a silent auction, sales tax must be collected on any tangible items sold through the auction. Sales tax is calculated on the sales price of a tangible item regardless of the fair market value of the item. Sales tax is determined by the location of the sale. Please ask the Foundation to look up the sales tax for the location of your silent auction.