Social Fundraising Drives Cycling Fundraiser to New Heights
Every year, the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver manages one of their biggest fundraisers. A small group of dedicated cyclists participate in Ride the Rockies, a week-long cycling trip covering hundreds of miles in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, to raise money for Samaritan House, one of the Charities’ homeless shelters. The Catholic Charities’ Team Samaritan House has participated in the event for the last 5 years, and has raised money that’s critical to the shelter’s mission to feed and house the homeless.
“Sometimes new things work, and sometimes they don’t. Qgiv’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising system worked.”
The agency switched their online fundraising to Qgiv, a company specializing in seamless, user-friendly donation forms. The same year, they decided to use Qgiv’s social fundraising platform, to run their Ride the Rockies fundraiser. They noticed an immediate difference in how easy it was to implement the platform and saw a 100% increase in their first year.
Over the next three years, the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver accomplished a 500% increase in donations made to their Ride the Rockies fundraiser.
“We’re really trying to reach out and try new things,” said Chavez. “And sometimes new things work, and sometimes they don’t. Qgiv’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising system worked.”
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