1. Friends and Family – friends and family can easily make a donation by credit card via this website. Share your story with friends and family – tell them of your commitment and the commitment made by the Parkinson’s and Brain Research Foundation – ask them to consider making us their charity of choice.
2. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – we are an approved charity for federal workers world-wide. Many federal workers choose to donate but do not know which charity to choose. Make a list of everyone you know who works for the federal government – ask them to consider the PBRF – tell them 98% goes to medical research – ask them to share this with their co-workers. The PBRF can be found in the CFC Brochure or on the CFC internet site (http://www.opm.gov/cfc/) – CFC #76948″.
3. State Campaigns – the CGRF is approved for state employee campaigns in California, Illinois and Virginia. Make a list of everyone you know who is employed by any of these States – ask them to consider the PBRF – tell them 98% goes to medical research – ask them to share this with co-workers. It is simple – in the State Campaign brochure they go to Independent Charities of America and then go to Parkinson’s and Brain Research Foundation.
4. Anniversary and Birthday Parties – many people wish to celebrate a special occasion but are not interested in presents. Instead, ask the invitee’s to make a small donation to the PBRF as their gift and acknowledgement of the celebration.
5. Banks and Savings & Loans – many banks and savings and loans have an annual charity budget and allow each branch manager and the branch employees to choose a charity each year. Ask the branch manager – they are often looking for a compelling charity.
6. Golf Sponsorship Event – Find ten people who are willing to create a foursome. Each foursome agrees to find sponsors totaling five hundred dollars. With little planning $5,000.00 can be raised, golfers will feel a sense of satisfaction, and all will enjoy an afternoon of golf.
7. Bike Ride Sponsorship Event – Find five people who are willing to ride 20 miles to a company event. Each rider commits to finding $200.00 in sponsors. With just a little sweat $1,000.00 can be raised very efficiently. Remember – sometimes we think of large events that may not get off the ground because they are complicated and time-consuming. Find a few people willing to help – keep it simple – each individual finds sponsors – you will be surprised how many will support your effort.
8. Holiday Season Office Parties – during the holiday season their are office and company holiday parties that often raise funds to donate to a charity. Ask around – offer information on the PBRF – ask if the PBRF could be the charity of choice this year.
9. Community Organizations – your church – the Elk’s Club – very often an organization that you belong to is looking to find a charity to support. Do not take for granted that they have decided upon a compelling charity. The PBRF is compelling – 98% of donations to research – TELL THE STORY.
10. Become a Champion – help us find a cure