Swim Fundraising

FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES

Swimmer Fundraising Goals

Fundraising Requirement: $400 (including registration fee). Each swimmer is responsible for raising a minimum of $400 to support Save The Bay's largest fundraiser. There is no fundraising requirement for kayakers who serve solely as support for an individual swimmer. MINIMUM is DUE no later than August 10. 

To fundraise on the Swim fundraising site, go to MY HQ and use your social media tools and email templates to send out your request for Swimmer support. If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Danielsen at Ldanielsen@savebay.org or 401-272-3540, ext. 140. 

Off-line Fundraising
oIf your supporters don't want to donate online, please have them send check or money order to Save The Bay, 100 save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905. Please make sure they indicate the swimmer name so Save The Bay can credit your fundraising page with the amount. 

Fundraising Prize Levels

Prizes include Save The Bay swag, bags, jackets. vests, jewelry, workout pullovers, hats and more at the lower levels. Higher levels include swim suits, wet suits, kayaks and bikes. 

Swimmers may continue raising funds over minimum for great prizes through September 30. 

Incentives

Save The Bay and their corporate partners will include weekly incentives that include restaurant gift cards, Save The Bay gear, chances for VIP parking spots at the Swim and more. Watch the weekly newsletter for incentives for your weekly fundraising goals. 

Newsletter

If you would like to receive our weekly Swimmer and Kayaker newsletter with information on any updates, changes, incentives, prizes and Swim news, please email events@savebay.org and put "Newsletter" in the subject line. 

Social Media

If you use Facebook and/or Twitter, post a status update asking friends and followers to support your Swim. Thank supporters weekly and link to your fundraising page. Share your fundraising URL on facebook and Twitter to ask for support.

Sample Facebook
“I am swimming 1.7 miles on August 13th  for the 40th Annual  Save The Bay Swim to support programs that restore, protect Narragansett Bay through advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. Insert your fundraising page link here. 

Sample Tweet
"Support my Swim for @savethebayswim on August 13, 2016! Insert your fundraising link here. 

Matching Gifts  

Employee matching gift programs are philanthropy programs designed to allocate corporate dollars to causes which their employees are passionate about. Corporations do this by matching donations to nonprofits which their employees support. Typically companies with these programs match donations dollar for dollar -- effectively doubling employee donations. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

List of Matching Gift companies.