Adventure Fundraising Resources
Big City Mountaineers is committed to supporting our adventure fundraising campaign participants every step of the way, helping to ensure you reach your fundraising goal and have fun while doing it! We’ll get you set up with a donation campaign page and encourage you to take full advantage of the various fundraising tools that we have gathered for your use, including direct support from BCM staff.
Many participants in our adventure fundraising programs are enthusiastic to do the adventure part, but have some anxiety about fundraising. This is common and normal, and BCM is here to help! The single best piece of advice we can offer is to think of your campaign less as asking people for money, and more as a way for people in your network to engage meaningfully with something they care about.
If you have a question, please reach out for support and know that you are not alone or the first to navigate this! To get you started, we encourage you to check out the resources below and please be in touch any time!
We’ve compiled years of adventure fundraising tips, ideas, initiatives, and templates so that you can draw on others’ past experiences as you strive to reach your fundraising goal. Click here to access our 2024 Adventure Fundraising Toolkit.
Helping your donors to connect with your adventure fundraising campaign and the overall mission of Big City Mountaineers is crucial. Click here to find photos, videos, stories, and testimonials to help you share a compelling story.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can be incredibly powerful agents for connecting with your personal network of friends and family… the people most likely to support your adventure fundraising campaign. We are overhauling our collection of posts, but you can start with this small selection of content for now.
Feeling stuck on how to put your adventure campaign and how it relates to supporting youth programming with Big City Mountaineers into words? We’ve got you covered. You’ll also find important forms to help your donors get involved by clicking here.
Have questions about your existing Adventure for Someone campaign, our incentives (including incentive trips) or want to design your own custom AFS experience? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us any time. You can reach us via phone at 303-271-9200 (option 4) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor adventures can sometimes be physically challenging and require a relatively high level of fitness. If you are interested in pushing yourself to try something new outdoors, that’s great! We have compiled the following additional resources for you to peruse and make use of in ways that best fit your needs and personal circumstances.
- American Alpine Institute: Physical Conditioning for Mountaineering Expeditions
- Backpacker: How to Train in the City to Prepare for the Mountains
- FitClimb: 6-Week Beginner Mountaineering Fitness Plan
- Outside Online: Training for Altitude While Living at Sea Level
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train for Mountaineering
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train to Climb a 14er
- RMI: Mountain Training Plan
If you are training for an Adventure for Someone experience and would like support, please contact BCM to chat through possibilities.