TEAM CAPTAIN RESOURCES
Moving Together: 3 Simple Steps for Building a Successful Team. As a part of the MS movement, you and your team are committed to a world free of MS. We’re committed to you and the success of your team.
- 1. Registering and Recruiting
- Select a team captain and register your team. Team members can be anybody -- friends, family, coworkers or neighbors -- and they can easily register for Walk MS. Whether you’re a corporate team or a team of family and friends, be sure to ask everyone you know. Recruit a minimum of three team members.
- 2. Raising Money
- Fundraising comes more naturally when you make it personal. If your team is walking for someone with MS, ask that person to share his or her story. This personal connection will motivate your team and foster awareness, gratitude and most importantly, hope.
- 3. Having Fun!
- Being a team captain is an opportunity to share a great experience with friends, family members and coworkers -- a community coming together for a common goal. As a leader, it’s up to you to remind your teammates why they registered. Walk MS can be more than a fundraising event -- it can be a celebration of how far we've come in the MS movement. Collect donations and celebrate your team’s success at Walk MS!
Team Captain Handbook: Check out this valuable guide to being a Walk MS team captain.
Goal Setting: Creating a Successful Fundraising Plan
Establishing a goal is an easy way to maintain motivation and give you and your team a benchmark for success. We encourage team captains to set goals for themselves and their teams, while keeping these tips in mind:
- Goals should be realistic, but significant; if it requires hard work, it will be a source of pride for your team.
- Don't arbitrarily set a goal without input from the team. Having them believe in the goal from the beginning will bring everyone on board for the greater good.
- Set a personal fundraising goal, and a team one. Lead by example: share your fundraising goal with your team.
- Set a goal for a team size (number of members), in addition to dollars raised. Recruiting more team members can mean more substantial fundraising!
- Don't keep your goal a secret. Use email, Team Pages, and even internal company intranets and newsletters to communicate goals and how close your team is to attaining them.
- If you are part of a large corporate team, have departments set their own goals to create fun, internal competition.