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Fundraising Tips

How to set up your LOWVELO fundraising page

You’re all signed up for the big ride. Now, let’s get your fundraising page set up so you can hit that fundraising goal fast.

Follow these simple steps to get your page ready:

1. Click the button on the top right of the screen on this website that says “Sign In.” If you haven’t already created your account, this is where you do it. Otherwise, enter your email address and password to enter your account.

2. Once logged in, click “Medical University of South Carolina Foundation.”

3. Then, scroll down until you find the box that has your name and “for LOWVELO 2024.” Click “Manage.”

4. If you get a pop-up box that says “What do you want to manage?” select “Manage fundraising page.”

5. On this page, you’ll see several tabs along the top of the page under your name: Overview, Story, Donations, Emails, and Details.

screen grab of tabs along the top of the webpage

The overview tab will take you step by step through the process of personalizing your page. Or, you can click through each tab to do it manually.

The story tab is where you can add your personal “Why I Ride” story. Tell your friends and family the reason for your ride, how you became involved in LOWVELO and who you are honoring. Potential donors love to know why you’re so passionate about the cause.

The donations tab will show you all of your donations and donor messages.

The emails tab allows you to send donation requests and thank you emails to friends and family.

The details tab is where you can upload a photo, change your fundraising page headline, increase your fundraising goal and set up a vanity URL for your fundraising page.

As always, if you have any questions about setting up your page or if you need help hitting your fundraising goal, the LOWVELO team is here to help. Email us at LOWVELO@musc.edu.

Use the LOWVELO24 Social Media toolkit

Visit our social media toolkit to find graphics, videos and stories about LOWVELO. These can be customized and/or shared on your social media accounts to help tell people about the mission of LOWVELO and why you are riding. 

Customize your email signature

Add a direct link to your rider page to your email signature.

Host fundraising events

Do you love baking, cooking, wine tasting, karaoke or yoga? Consider hosting an event to gather donations! You can sell tickets, or include drawings or contests to generate funds. Local businesses may also be willing to donate gift certificates. 

Need help advertising your event? Click on the images below to download our LOWVELO event flyer and social media graphic. Then, add your own details and start promoting!

LOWVELO fundraiser flyer template
LOWVELO fundraiser social media template

Virtual scavenger hunt

Invite friends and family to participate! Make up a list of items for them to search for in order. If they come upon an item they don’t have, they must donate $5 to move to the next item!

Dedicate miles to donors

For those who donate $25 or more, dedicate a mile! While on that specific mile, share it on social media with a mention and photo.

Write a personal letter

Sometimes donors want to hear your personal story and see it in an actual letter. Personal, hard copy letters can be very powerful. If you would like to write a personal letter, please feel free to include any information from the LOWVELO site.

Have a neighborhood yard sale/bake sale

Ask your neighbors if they would be willing to have a neighborhood yard sale with a percentage of their sales going to sponsor your LOWVELO ride. Neighbors who are not around to participate may be willing to donate items for you to sell. Or have a bake sale with a new twist! Instead of actually selling baked goods, have an auction of items such as: cake of the month, care package of the month to a student away at school or camp, or a specialty dessert for a dinner party.

In lieu of gifts

In lieu of gifts for a special occasion, ask that a donation be made to your LOWVELO account.

Use the trickle-down effect of fundraising

Ask your sponsors if they will join you in your fundraising efforts by asking their friends, families, and companies to support your ride. Are you riding in honor of a person who is battling cancer or who has lost their battle to cancer? Ask if they would like to join you in your fundraising endeavors by sending out letters to their family and friends.