Fundraising towards your expedition is a great way to help get you there. It can be a bit intimidating at first, but today’s blog is all about the benefits (some more obvious than others) as to why fundraising for your expedition is so important!
Confidence – It takes confidence to try something new, and it also boosts confidence when you’ve done it! Putting yourself out in your community, amongst friends, family members, and strangers can be scary at first but once you get started you won’t want to stop! You’ll learn to step out of your comfort zone and to approach others, stand up for what you believe, and try new things.
New Skills – There are so many new skills to be learned when fundraising. From managing money, event planning, entrepreneurial skills, public speaking, even baking! These skills are real-life skills that you can grow and take with you far after the fundraising is finished.
Funding – Of course! This is probably why most of you got started! By working towards your goal of travelling on the expedition of a lifetime, you’ll get to see your hard work pay off, your goals will be met, and this is a HUGE benefit to fundraising.
Team Building – Working together before departure helps create and build a team from the very start of your journey with Camps. This helps to work through strengths and weaknesses, problem-solving and celebrating successes together!
Resilience – Some setbacks may happen along the way however by working together as a team or on your own to create solutions, you’ll be on the road to success. This will help you build resilience when things don’t always go as planned. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.
FUN – We know it may sound cheesy but there is a reason FUN is in the word FUNdraising. It really is a lot of fun to put yourself out there, feel connected within your community, and accomplish major goals. Some may say this is the most important part (I know we do!)
What has fundraising given you that you didn’t expect? A new business, friend, skill? We want to hear about it all! Please email your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are struggling to get started with fundraising, we are here to help! Please email us at email@example.com or give us a call in the office. You can do it!