7 Ways to Use Texting at Your Next Outdoor Fundraiser

James Martin
james@rallycorp.com
Hosting a charity walk or run?

Here are seven ideas on how you can use text messaging to drive engagement and communicate with participants during a fundraiser.

  1. Have your registrants include their mobile numbers for live event notifications and alerts. This option is useful if there is a rainout or information they'll need to know leading up to the event.
  2. Ask runners to text a number when they arrive at check-in and again when they leave to ensure everyone's accounted for at the end of the day.
  3. Send real-time updates on your goal's progress.
  4. Give runners a simple way to reach someone if they need help.
  5. Send everyone a link to routes and include instructions or even a playlist of songs.
  6. Communicate 1:1 or with the whole group in real-time before, during, and after the big day.
  7. Thank them with a text or even a phone call a day or two later and include a link or instructions to register for next year's event.

Make it easy for your participants to connect and sign up for future events, newsletters, or make donations — on the spot — with a text. The Rally Platform does not require an internet connection or an app download. They just send a text and follow the prompts.

Want to see other examples? Schedule a short demonstration here.