AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
Fundraising Tips for Roadies
If Roadies are not required to fund raise, why would I?
AIDS/LifeCycle participants raise funds for critical programs to end HIV and raise awareness that AIDS is still devastating our society, particularly the gay community and communities of color in San Francisco, Los Angeles and throughout California. While Roadies are not required to fund raise, they are absolutely encouraged to try! Since its inception in 2001, AIDS/LifeCycle has helped educate thousands of people about HIV/AIDS and raised more than $150 million. Over $3.2 million of monies raised has been done so by Roadies.
Like training to ride, fundraising is a skill that can be learned. Your Roadie Coordinator is here to help you achieve your fundraising goals.
We want to make your fundraising as easy as possible for you, and we have provided some great tools to help you get the job done! You willl be provided with an online Participant Center from which you can send fundraising emails and where you willl be able to keep track of your fundraising progress. In addition, you will be provided a Participant Homepage that makes it convenient for your donors to contribute online using a credit card. you will also be eligible to earn great fundraising incentives! We also offer free fundraising workshops to help you build and execute a successful fundraising plan. Through it all, you willll have the assistance of your Roadie Coordinator any time you need it!
- Your Participant Center is your information and fundraising base. In it, you can not only keep abreast of the latest AIDS/LifeCycle announcements and news, you can also keep track of your fundraising progress, send fundraising emails, and personalize your Participant Homepage.
- Logging in to your Participant Center: Go to the “Login” area at the top of the page, and login with your username and password. Once you're logged in, just click the Participant Center button. If you did not choose a username when you registered for AIDS/LifeCycle, your username will be your email address. To get your password, click on the question mark icon next to the login button and then fill in the user name and email address under the email password section. Your password will be emailed to you directly.
- Your Personal Page is your own personal AIDS/LifeCycle page where your donors will be able to conveniently donate using their credit card. There they can see your picture, read your words and even find their name scrolling on your list of donors! We encourage you to personalize your homepage as much as possible. Tell your story, add pictures and video, blog about your experience, and create a page that will inspire your donors to support you. We make setting up your personal page easy!
- Be sure to check out the resources available in the Fundraising section of our website; the tools, tips and workshops there are useful for Roadies, too. Be sure to check out the six easy steps on the How to Ask for Support page.