Leverage your community!

the opportunity

Raise funds, awareness and clients

Getting the certification and qualifications to teacher yoga to cancer survivors isn’t always affordable. We know for many of our community the costs are daunting. Also, we know for many of our trained teachers setting up a class can be expensive.  We face the same challenges and we work hard to provide scholarships through fundraising and grants. BUT we also ask our community to do the same. Together we are better!

Raising the funds to attend yoga teacher training programs can be a big challenge for most people. We all have the desire and want to learn more to improve our skills but sometimes we don’t have the financial capabilities. Although applying for scholarships is a good, easy option, you are not guaranteed success. But there is another way that can help raise the funds you need AND help you implement your new skills with a yoga4cancer certification. Past and present students have used it successfully to raise funding and awareness of your certification, attract future students, get visibility with local hospitals and cancer centers so that ultimately your certification is being well used and rewarded.

Fundraising made easy.

GoFundMe and Indiegogo are a do-it-yourself online fundraising service that has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars in online donations for the fundraising ideas that matter to them most. GoFundMe allows regular people to accomplish extraordinary things with easy-to-use personal donation websites. From exciting life events like weddings & graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents & illnesses, the GoFundMe or Indiegogo fundraising software remains one of the best ways to raise money online.

These sites are able to accept donations immediately.  You can use this page to get your family, friends, colleagues & community to provide support for your yoga4cancer certification.  It’s a great way to get our ‘team’ involved and build a network of people invested in your advancement.

Veronica raised over $3,000. What can you raise?

Check out this successful campaign!

Step #1:

Create a Campaign

Setting up a campaign can take as few as 5 minutes and have extraordinary impact. Based on your preferred site GoFundMe and Indiegogo, please follow specific details to set up your campaign. Please follow the below tips for success:

  • Tell a story. YOUR story. Explain as much as possible and create a compelling reason for people to give.
  • Include images, details and photos
  • Record a video with your ask via YouTube or any smart phone.  It doesn’t need to be perfect.. just something personal.  Put yourself out there.
  • Set realistic goals and timeline.

Check out Veronica’s example of raising over $3,000 here.

Check out Veronica's campaign that raised over $3,000.

Step #2:

Promote and Share... then repeat!

Once you have created your page, you must now tell people! It is your community that will help you achieve your goal.  Ways to share:

  • Send emails with the link to the campaign page
  • Share on Facebook or Twitter – Make sure you explain why you need help and what you plan on doing with your certificate.  Include or tag Yoga 4 Cancer (#yoga4cancer or @yoga4cancer) as we will help and promote.
  • Send text messages or make phone calls.
  • Host a donation class and promote the campaign.
  • Share with your local studio or cancer center. Can they promote or provide a donation?
  • Your employer!  Often employers will provide matching grants to support education pursuits.

Then.. do it again!  Sharing one time or even a few will not be enough.  People need reminders and focus. Make the noise that your initiative requires.

Step #3:

Track Performance and Follow up!

During and after the campaign, be sure to follow up and thank people.  Have them share in your success!

After you have received your certification, contact your campaign contributors and share your certificate.  Thank them for their contribution.  Offer to host a thank you class and have them witness your skills.  This will soon open doors for future clients and potentially ongoing funding.

Get them to be part of your ongoing efforts to support the cancer community.  Will they give again to set up your yoga4cancer class?

Raise Funds for an Ongoing y4c Class