Charity rides - how do they work???

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  1. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Hi! [​IMG]

    I am reading alot of those charity rides. Like a charity ride to raise money to support the mermaids of the south pacific and the charity rides of protecting the people from the rainforest.

    I was wondering how these rides work... [​IMG] Can anybody organize one? How do you get in contact with the institution you want to support? Are there conditions about the specifications of the event etc?

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Did you think to email the organizers of a charity ride to ask them these questions. That's likely the smart thing to do.
     
  3. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Ok how about somebody that I havent blocked? [​IMG]
     
  4. limerickman

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    Presumably you need to find an established cause for which you wish to raise money for? What established cause do you wish to raise money for?

    As soon as you decide this, you then need to contact that charity that you intend raising funds for telling them that you intend to organise a charity ride on their behalf and ask them to allow you to raise funds on their behalf.

    If they're happy for you to organise a charity ride on their behalf, they might be able to send you their charity logo which you can use to draft advertisements for the ride and to create sponsorship cards to log donations for the ride.

    I take part in Audax events. I contact several charities, such as the Hospice Foundation, and they send me documentation (sponsorship cards) which I use to raise funds on their behalf.

    If I obtain an especially large corporate donation, I ask the charity to separately acknowledge that donation with a personal note from the charity to the corporation thanking them for their donation. This ensures the charity and the donor are both aware of the donation.

    If you intend organising an event for a new charity, then you have your work cut out because you will need to explain what the charity does and make sure that there is full transparency with regard to fund raising and to where the donations will ultimately go.
     
  5. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Fanks. [​IMG] Basically it seems like a nice idea to make a cycle ride like that and I havent seen any of those happening here... maybe I will chat a bit about one with some locals and see how it goes...

    There are lots of charity organizations here and they do events, like flea markets, or concerts but I never seen a charity bike ride.

    An audax event sounds nice... Lots of people would participate in that since its not very racy and its not a dull "march ride" either... [​IMG]
     
  6. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    You can email me direct at the CampyBob Institute of Cycling for us to review your application for a license you hold a charity ride in my name. This license, if issued, will grant you the right to use my exclusive logo, drop my name in polite company, abuse commies and socialists and, of course, will include my direct deposit account information for you to send and funds generated by your ride.

    If for some reason you can not find it in your heart to support the CampyBob Institute of Cycling with your charitable donation, please support this fine, deserving charity.

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  7. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    I'm soooo sorry! [​IMG] My mind is fixed... I am supporting:
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  8. ambal

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    Bob where do i sign up?
     
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