Three Tips for Deciding Whether to Support a Fundraising Run or Walk

October 15, 2010

Jennifer Greening | Charity Analyst

You may be asked by someone you know to sponsor them as they run or walk in support of a cause. While runs and walks are common fundraising efforts, they pose unique challenges for donors that require the upmost care and caution.

In most instances, donors are approached by family members, friends, and coworkers for support. It’s hard to say no to the people we care about, especially when they’re doing something healthy in support of a good cause. Charities know this, which is why these events are perennial favorites.

BBB recommends you consider the following:

  • Remember, it’s actually the charity you’re supporting, not your friend. Check the charity out with BBB to make sure you’re supporting a trustworthy charity.
  • Do your research. It’s always good practice to double-check that the event is actually occurring by contacting the charity directly.
  • Always make your check out to the charity. Never write a check out to an individual. Do not pay in cash.

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