Post Success Question

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
For all of you Great Striders out there, I hope your events are going well. San Diego's DeAnza Cove event, which Alicia and friends participated in, is now over and while it was a resounding success for Team Sam, I wonder if it's time to move on.

So, having had a great year this year, what do you think we should do now? How long before we start working on next year? My concern is that we have a great team this year, and I want to keep everyone possible involved. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep everyone involved while we proceed toward next year?

And for those who haven't walked wishes!


Katey said...

I think it's fine to take a break! My goal is to always start on the next year's walk in the late fall like November (for our walk in May). I like to send periodic emails out to my team just to keep them updated. I also send out emails (to certain team members) about other opportunities to fundraise that the CFF is doing and/or other CFF events.

But I do know that you need to give your team a break..because they don't like to be pushed or pressured into fundraising continuously (even if it is for a good cause). Also, once a person signs up to participate in a CFF event (walk, etc.) their email gets put on the national email list. So now they are receiving periodic emails from the national level. I'm partial about this.... I think it amounts to too many emails for some people, and they get to the point where they don't read them anymore. I want to make sure they pay attention to the more personal ones when the time comes. But that's just my opinion.

Dan said...


Thank you so much for your insight. So helpful. Honestly, I'm glad that you suggest taking a break! We all need one, and we're hoping to celebrate a little soon. I can't write here what that celebration will be because of my deployment, but I'll be blogging it soon!

I like the idea of November. That's about the time we started for this recent event, so that works well. Thanks!