General tips and tricks
Get the ball rolling! Before you ask anyone to donate to your efforts, consider making a donation to yourself! When people visit your page and see that you have personally made a financial investment in BARCC, they will be more encouraged to do so themselves.
Focus on the cause
Think about what would be possible if BARCC had more money to help survivors. That’s your inspiration, and it’s surely bigger than your fear. When asking for donations, let your family and friends know why BARCC matters to you—that’s what they care about most!
Don’t take it personally.
People are going to say “no,” for many reasons. It has nothing to do with how they feel about you or your relationship. And no one is going to think any less of you for asking for a donation to an important cause.
Practice makes perfect.
It will get easier. Start with your close contacts, because they are the most likely to donate and say “YES!” Try sending some quick personal messages to your inner circle to build up some momentum
Art for BARCC info
Each year the Walk for Change route is decorated with inspirational signage to encourage walkers along the route. The signs are made by our dedicated supporters and Walk Committee members. You can host an Art for BARCC event at your school to recruit participants and create signage for your walkers to carry along the route.