News Make Mud Matter: 3 Easy Steps to Raising Money for a Cause Author: mfreeswick February 10, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Did you know that the sweat you drip on the course can help those in need off of it? Running for a cause is easier than ever before (super easy in fact) – so what’s stopping you? Get determined to make a difference, pay the good vibes forward, and start making mud matter. Here are 3 steps to maximize your fundraising efforts, and ultimately the impact you make: No time? No problem One word: Crowdrise. This easy-to-use platform allows you to create a fundraising page for your cause, or charity, in less than 42 seconds – easy peasy. Set a Goal Committing to fundraising and selecting a charity is step one. The next is thinking about how much you can realistically raise. There’s no such thing as too small of a donation, every dollar can make a difference. Take into consideration how large your network is, and how generous they can be. Setting a goal not only gives you an incentive to stick with your mission, but it shows donors how close (or far away) you are from hitting it. Spread the Word If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like asking for help, let go of that right NOW. Reaching out and sharing your fundraising page to family, friends, and co-workers is crucial to raise as much as possible. Hit them up via e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – the more vocal you are, the more donations you’ll get. Crowdrise suggests sending 3 messages: the first one asking people to donate, then two more down the line to update everyone on how much you’ve raised so far. Think you can raise more than $750? Check out how you can run your event for FREE through one of the charities in the Tough Mudder Charity Family.