“Teamwork makes the dream work.” A little cheesy, you say? It is, but in order to get anything worthwhile done, it takes a group of people with a like-minded goal. That’s a TEAM! Your goal is to create the best team imaginable and to raise funds to #ENDALZ. Here are three tips to help you create the BEST TEAM EVER!
ASK YOUR BFF
If you haven’t already, now is the time to start asking people to join your team. Your best friend who you can always count on for a good time? Ask her. Your co-worker who you spend every lunch hour with? Ask him. Your boss, your cousin, your partner … all the people that you interact with every day …ask them to join your team.
KICK it off with a PURPLE PARTY
People have said they want to join your team, so now it’s time to play party host. The best way to kick off anything fun is with a party! Post an invitation to your Purple Party on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Don’t forget to include the time, date and location. Let them know they’ll be treated to lots of great food. Feed them and they will come!
Now is the time to brainstorm with folks about possible fundraising activities. And, if they’re not already signed up for your team, help them do that at your party. Make sure they know how to use their Participant Page to send emails to their friends and family asking for donations.
KEEP GETTING TOGETHER!
It’s important to keep your team excited about The Longest Day. Keep talking about it. If your team is local, then get together often to plan and share fundraising ideas. If you have an Anywhere Team (a team with members from across the country or around the world), you can do the same by sending an email to the entire team once a week or by scheduling a call on Skype or on Google Hangout.
Your team will follow your lead. The more enthusiastic you are, the more excited they’ll be and the more successful everyone’s experience will be!
About The Longest Day
The Longest Day® is an event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually around the date of the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fund raise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.