The Basics

  • The 2013 Friends of SOS Pledge Campaign is SOS’s largest individual donor push.
  • Our focus this year is on your stories – we want to hear what inspires you to be involved with SOS!
  • Together, we will raise $15,000 to support sports based youth development.
  • Set up a fundraising page and ask your friends and families to support SOS.
  • By encouraging your supporters to preschedule their donations for Colorado Gives Day on December 10th, the impact of their gift will grow through incentive funds from the Tom Sims Legacy Fund.
  • We are offering prizes throughout the campaign for the following categories:
    • First Donation Made to a Pledge Page – get started early!
    • ColoradoGives Page with the Best Pictures - you have to secure at least one donation to be considered.
    • Biggest Giving Tuesday gift – donations prescheduled for CO Gives Day still count!
    • Greatest number of prescheduled CO Gives Day donations – what’s important here is how far you helped spread the story, not the actual dollar amount.
    • Best Pledge-related Facebook post – again, you have to secure at least one donation to be considered and tag @sosoutreach in the post.
    • Top 3 fundraisers! – these will go to the pages that raised the most to support SOS’s youth development programs.
  • Important Dates
    • November 21: Pledge Campaign Launch
    • December 3: Giving Tuesday
      • Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a national effort to turn some of the holiday season’s commercialism back towards a good cause.
      • Use Giving Tuesday to inspire more donations!
    • December 10: Colorado Gives Day/End of Pledge Campaign
      • 24 Hours to Give Where you Live!
      • Preschedule All Donations for December 10 to increase the impact of every gift through incentive funds.
    • December 15:  Pledge Campaign concludes.