Fundraising for the 2021 Trailmixer Events

Whether you are participating in both events or just one, we are super stoked that you have chosen to become part of the Trailmixer community!

Your efforts will raise money for the Trailmixer LGBTQ+ Access Fund, which will help dozens of underserved LGBTQ+ youth to participate in programs that will develop their leadership skills and connect them to the outdoors. These programs will give them tools to develop new skills so they can thrive in their schools, workplaces, and personal lives. They will also give these kids the knowledge and confidence to be more impactful leaders and to implement innovative social change in their communities.

Fundraising


The 2021 Trailmixer Events are first and foremost fundraisers. Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,500 for each of the events. If you are participating on both Mount Langley and The Lost Coast, your minimum is $3,000.

 

In order to ensure we’re all doing the most we can to support our cause, and that everyone who wants to participate is able to, we’ve set a few minimum fundraising deadlines leading up to each event.

  1. First Fundraising Deadline: June 15, 2021 (30 days before Mount Langley) –Participants are required to raise at least $1,125.00 (75% of the minimum amount for Mount Langley). Those participants who have raised below that number will be required to guarantee their minimum with a credit card. No amount will be charged at this time.
     

  2. Second Fundraising Deadline: July 11, 2021 (Four days before Mount Langley) – By this date, all participants are required to have raised at least $1,500.00 (100% of the minimum for Mount Langley). Participants who have not met the minimum required must pay the balance with cash or a credit card at this time. Fundraising will continue until September 30, 2021, and participants will get a chance to play catch up. Balance moneys raised by then will be paid back as cash or credited back to the card on file.

  1. First Fundraising Deadline: August 11, 2021 (30 days before The Lost Coast) – Participants are required to raise at least $1,125.00 (75% of the minimum amount for The Lost Coast). Those participants who raised below that number will be required to guarantee their minimum with a credit card. No amount will be charged at this time.
     

  2. Second Fundraising Deadline: September 5, 2021 (Five days before The Lost Coast) – By this date, all participants are required to have raised at least $1,500.00 (100% of the minimum for Mount Langley). Participants who have not met the minimum required must pay the balance with cash or a credit card at this time. Fundraising will continue until September 30, 2021, and participants will get a chance to play catch up. Balance moneys raised by then will be paid back as cash or credited back to the card on file.

Fundraising 101


Speaking of meeting your fundraising goal, it is important that you meet these deadlines. We have two sold-out events this year and each permit is accounted for. By working on your fundraising, you are not only making good on your commitment to Trailmixer and our cause but also respecting your fundraising peers who work hard to raise the money.

So, here are a few steps to get you going:


Step 1
 

  • Set up your personalized donation page. When setting up your page you can share your story, photos, videos and track your fundraising. That page will allow your donors to securely donate on your behalf. Please contact Ulisses Guimaraes should you have any trouble setting it up.

  • Raise the bar. We recommend setting your goal above your minimum ($1500 for one event or $3,000 for both). Many of our hikers find it much easier to exceed the minimum than they expect.

  • Lead the pack. Make a self-donation to show how invested you are in this journey. Ask others to match it. This proven method really helps get the ball rolling.

 

Step 2
 

  • Make your first ask! Post on social media, email your BFF, your family… everyone! Tell the world what you’re trying to accomplish. People will be blown away by what you’re about to do and want to support you. 

  • We have photos and logos and some graphics available to you to add to emails and social posts. Contact Georgia Arnold and she’ll send you a package.

  • Inspire your potential donors by showing off your training and preparation progress on social media (don’t forget to add your donation page link). Letting people know you are training hard by getting up at dawn and hiking for hours will show them you are committed to the cause and the challenge.

 

Step 3
 

  • Company matching gifts: Some companies match donations their employees make to nonprofits. It’s a good idea to include a line on your email about matching gifts and including our information:
     

    • OUT Hiking for Our Community, Inc. (DBA: Trailmixer)
      Address: 1829 La Loma Road
      Pasadena, CA 91105-1334
      EIN: 83-2965468
      Ph# 323 377 4640
      Email: info@trailmixer.org

       

  • Company matching donations will count towards your fundraising goal.

 

More Questions?

 

Please contact us via email. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

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