All you need to know about Peer To Peer Fundraising (P2P)!

  What is Peer To Peer Fundraising?

  • Peer-to-peer fundraising is a method of fundraising that leverages BAG IT supporters to fundraise on its behalf.
  • It’s also known as social fundraising, personal and/or team fundraising, or P2P fundraising.
  • It gives people the opportunity to ask their entire network to contribute to a cause that is close to their heart.

 

What does Peer-To-Peer Fundraising mean for BAG IT?

This is a great opportunity for BAG IT as it allows us to:

  • reach new networks of people,
  • provide those that already know and support BAG IT an opportunity to share with their family, friends and colleagues the BAG IT mission and vision,
  • help us reach our fundraising goals!

 

Why support BAG IT with Peer To Peer Fundraising?

  • To help ensure that BAG IT can continue to Educate, Support and Empower newly diagnosed cancer patients at no charge.
  • To let others know that you love BAG IT and believe in its cause to Fight the Fear of Cancer.
  • To help BAG IT reach far beyond the boundaries of their database.

 

 

How can I join in?

  • Build your page and start helping raise money for BAG IT – it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!  

Start Here!

  • Support a BAG IT friend by donating to their P2P Fundraising campaign!

Find a BAG IT Friend

 

The Fight the Fear Peer To Peer Challenge has been set and this year’s goal is $5,000!  

 

Can BAG IT count on your support?  To give you a bit of an incentive we will give each person who creates a P2P page one raffle ticket for every $50 you raise!  This special raffle ticket will give you the opportunity to win the P2P Mystery Basket!  What is in this mystery basket?  Oh we can’t tell you just yet however we will be dropping clues every so often!  Keep checking our blog posts!  

(Winner need not be present…we will be happy to deliver the basket to the winner.)


Last year BAG IT launched  Peer 2 Peer Fundraising (P2P) at the TAKE A HIKE event in Tucson. We hope to have more hikers/walkers participate and even those that are unable to join us on Nov. 12th can help BAG IT with this fundraising challenge and help us reach our $5,000 goal!  

A good friend of BAG IT, Anne, was one of the top fundraisers last year.  We asked Anne to answer a few questions regarding her experience.

 

Why did you decide to do P2P fundraising?
This was the best way to get the word out to my friends and family . I have friends all over the country and my family is still back east. It was easy.

How did you spread the word to family and friends?

I posted P2P on FB. This is the only form of social media I have. I sent an email link to those that do not use FB.

How much time did you spend each week on communicating to others?

Every other day I would link with a new message, something to catch their attention. I would respond to donations with a thank you as well. All total, not more than a few minutes each time…it’s so easy, really.

I know that each of your supporters received a thank you acknowledgement from BAG IT, did you also thank each one?
Yes, I thanked each person via FB or email, but I also sent a personal Thank you card to each one.

Are you planning on doing P2P again this year?
I have posted my P2P page already. It was definitely easier this year with the new program.  It only took about 5 minutes. I hope to win the top prize so if you want to beat me you better get started!

Thank you Anne for your dedication to BAG IT. We appreciate your time, talents and support that you give to us!  

For additional information please contact Lisa at lisa@bagit4u.org

Ambassadors Wanted

Volunteer with BAG IT
Volunteers are a valuable part of any nonprofit and especially for BAG IT! We are fortunate to have some wonderful individuals who take time out of their busy lives to volunteer and support us on a regular basis. Being a small staff we NEED help! We are currently looking for BAG IT Ambassadors throughout the state!

Our Ambassadors serve at health fairs and other community events throughout Arizona! We love to be present as these are wonderful opportunities to share BAG IT! We provide you with all the training and materials to ensure you are comfortable in this important position.

We would love to have you join our team of Ambassadors. To become a BAG IT Ambassador, to find out more about upcoming training opportunities or for additional information regarding volunteering for BAG IT, please contact Lisa at lisa@bagit4u.org

Announcing BAG IT’s New Executive Director


BAG IT names Mindy Griffith as Executive Director

Effective May 1, 2017 the BAG IT Board of Directors has named Mindy Griffith as the new Executive Director.

Founder Sherri Romanoski will take on the new role of Senior Advisor for the organization. She plans to spend more time with her 5 adorable grandkids, family and friends. “It feels right for my path to take a new direction. I remain passionate about our mission and will continue to support BAG IT in this new role going forward,” said Sherri.

“The Board, the staff, and myself – are extremely supportive of Mindy Griffith as our new Executive Director,” said Sherri. “Mindy has been the Volunteer & Event Coordinator with BAG IT for over a year and has proven her dedication to our mission along with strong leadership skills. She developed our Ambassador program, expanded our Volunteer base, conducted major fundraising events, and assisted in a variety of other capacities.” Mindy’s training and experience as a teacher, school administrator, program coordinator and non-profit board member provide her with the skills, knowledge and passion to move BAG IT forward.

Mindy has a Master’s Degree in Education from Ohio University and has been engaged in key leadership roles in other Tucson non-profits. We welcome her with open arms as she helps guide BAG IT in Educating, Supporting & Empowering individuals to Fight the Fear!

Shout Out to the Radiology Ltd. Community

What a wonderful show of support from the Radiology Ltd. community in Tucson.  

I attended my first BAG IT event on Friday July 28, at the Radiology Ltd. located at Carondelet. They held two two Bake Sales/Root Beer Float fundraisers in July with 100% of the collected proceeds going directly to BAG IT.  What could be better than root beer floats on a hot Tucson day!  

I was very impressed with Guest Services Representative Nadia Jimenez.  She enthusiastically coordinated more than 10 coworkers to donate cash, baked or bought goodies and Pepsi Co. to donate the rootbeer to ensure that more dollars could benefit BAG IT!  Together with Professional Relations Representative Laura De La Torre, they invited staff and patients to stop by to choose an afternoon goodie or take them up on their offer of a root beer float made to order, dropping in a donation to help support BAG IT!

Our information table was visited by many people that stopped to learn more about how BAG IT helps newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families Fight The Fear of cancer.  Several who had received a bag from their doctor shared how helpful it was to them personally.

What a fun and easy way for an office group to support BAG IT and expose others to BAG IT and the great work we do!  Thank you to Radiology Ltd. for their ongoing support of BAG IT.  We appreciate you! And thanks to BAG IT volunteer Natalie Ireland for helping to make the event a success.

If you are interested in holding an event to support BAG IT please contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator, Lisa, at lisa@bagit4u.org to set something up today.  Every little bit helps us continue to provide the BAG IT resource bag at no charge to patients to help Educate, Support & Empower them on a difficult journey.

How do BAG IT Volunteers make a difference?

Volunteers are a valuable part of any nonprofit and BAG IT is fortunate to have some wonderful individuals who take time out of their busy lives to volunteer and support us on a regular basis.  We appreciate that you share your skills, talents, time and heart for BAG IT!

 

How do BAG IT Volunteers make a difference?  They . . .

  • Make chemo caps
  • Write thank you notes
  • Help with inventory
  • Serve as Ambassadors in the community
  • Make up our Board of Directors
  • Help with our fundraising events (Take a Hike in Tucson and Be There in Phoenix)
  • Assist with our bookkeeping
  • Take pictures
  • Provide Spanish translations

For some people volunteering is about giving, but for the likes of our volunteers it is a way
of living.

What our volunteers have to say:

“When I was introduced to Bag It, by a co-worker, I was looking for a way to give back. We were relatively new to Tucson and had lost quite a few family members and close friends to all types of cancer. . I feel I get so much more from this Organization than I give. Every year that goes by I meet new people, get to reconnect with old friends, but most importantly, I am surrounded by such a positive, uplifting bunch of people no matter what the Event. This will be my 10th year volunteering with BAG IT and I am honored they let me keep coming back!” – Anne

“I volunteer at BAG IT because I love seeing the smiles on patients when they share how our “BAG ITs” have touched their lives and helped them in this most trying time. So being at a booth and spreading the word on all we do, makes me feel connected to our community and part of something amazing.” – Jacque

“While everyone is so busy these days, it’s important to remember that people are in need and appreciate your help.”  – Stan

Thank you for being a Volunteer!  – Sherri, Joyce, Mindy & Annettra

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