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2017 Ergathon – How to Raise $250

It may be a lot easier than you think!

Neponset Rowing is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) and is eligible to receive money from matching gift programs from many companies. Please be sure to ask your adult friends if their company participates in the matching gift program.

Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions and are often dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. You just need to let the donor know that we are a non-profit organization. That’s it!

Step 1: You and Your Family

It all starts with YOU!

Mom and Dad

Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc.




Total Family Contributions $50
Step 2: Emails to Close Family Friends:

Parents of 2 close (non-rowing) friends

4 close friends of your parents



Total Friend Contributions: $70
Step 3: Email School Acquaintances:

Parents of 6 former teammates or groups

Parents of 4 classmates you know pretty well



Total ‘Mates Donations: $80
Step 4: Door-to-Door Collections:

2 Neighbors on your block

Other door-to-door collections in your area



Total Door-to-Door Collections: $50
Total Ergathon Funds Raised $250