Recruit new team members. Invite new walkers who may not have otherwise participated—and inspire your teammates to do the same. Set a recruitment goal for your team and keep working toward it. Read more about teambuilding and recruitment.
Keep your teammates motivated and engaged. Many team captains send out regular emails, host team get-togethers, plan team fundraising activities, lead training walks and more.
Set a team fundraising goal. Each team member must raise at least $2,300, but we encourage you to aim above and beyond the individual fundraising minimum. Help us eradicate breast cancer by raising as much money as you collectively can. Read more about team fundraising.
Set up and maintain your team’s webpage on The3Day.org. Upload a team photo and write a short story about your team for future visitors. Keep your webpage updated throughout the season to share your team’s recruitment, training and fundraising accomplishments.
Plan team activities. The more engaged your team is, the higher the likelihood each teammate will see their commitment through. Check with your local library, café or park to see if they have a place your team could meet. Or meet up at a restaurant or the home of someone on the team. You can even Facebook Live the team meeting!
Lead training walks to help your team and other walkers in your area prepare for the event. If you would like to open up your training walks to all walkers and post them on The3Day.org, contact us at 800-996-3DAY to find out how to become an official training walk leader. Publicizing your team’s training walks will help you meet other 3-Day walkers and teams—and possibly recruit new members for your team. Read more about training with your team.
Make a welcome call or send an email to all new team members.
Check in once a month with all team members (via email or phone).
Invite your team members to upcoming 3-Day events.
Hold team meetings to gather everyone together. You can recruit more team members, plan fundraising events, coordinate matching outfits for the 3-Day event or just get to know each other better.
Be proactive. If you notice a walker struggling with fundraising or training, reach out and encourage them to remain engaged in the 3-Day community! You can always reach out to your coaches for help as well!
Keep It Going. Keep your team intact and inspired by following up with them once the event is over. Don’t let the Closing Ceremony be a final goodbye. Instead, let it be the start of your 3-Day legacy.
Host a get-together shortly following the event. Invite your local coach to attend. Have everyone bring their photographs to share.
Encourage your team members to thank their donors and build their own teams next year.
Thank your team members for coming together, working as a team and making your 3-Day experience fantastic.