How can you motivate potential supporters to make a pledge? This is where rewards come in. 

Rewards are the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ and give people something awesome in return for their support. 

Many people would naturally approach this task by thinking about what they can offer. Instead, we would suggest flipping this around and thinking about what would motivate your supporters.

Think about the different groups of people who might want to pledge and offer rewards to suit each of them. This could include physical products, unique experiences, digital goodies or creative mementos. 

To get you thinking about rewards, we’ve compiled a list of  brilliant examples. You should find plenty of inspiration for your own project below. 

Rewards for the community

Speak with local businesses about donating rewards to tempt pledges from the wider community! 

  1. Cupcakes. Six delicious homemade bakes.
  2. Afternoon tea for two. Yummy goodness delivered right to your door.
  3. Mamma Mia Themed dance night at the village hall
  4. Half price overnight stay at a luxury French hotel 
  5. Metal detecting experience with an expert

Rewards for members

What can you offer your network to encourage higher pledges?

  1. Get out of burpees. Members of this club can pledge to skip this exercise during training.
  2. Skateboarding hero. Have your name permanently etched into the side of the bowl.
  3. Wall of Fame. Have your picture appear in the Workington Zebra’s club house. 
  4. Season ticket. Grab a spot at every home game for South Shields Westoe RFC.
  5. 1 to 1 coaching sessions with an ECB level 3 coach

Rewards for businesses

Local businesses could pledge larger amounts with the right rewards!

  1. Match sponsorship. Support Lancaster CC and enjoy hospitality for five  people.
  2. Advertise your business pitch-side  to the local community and beyond
  3. Host your own sports match with refreshments and pitch-side adverts
  4. Corporate sponsorship packages at different levels, from website acknowledgement to VIP treatment
  5. Kit sponsorship with your logo on every member’s kit

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