Getting Your Team Involved

While your customers will be the people making donations to your JDRF campaign, the real champions of the cause are your internal team members. Whether they are managers leading fundraising goals or associates on the front lines prompting customers to donate, your team drives the campaign.

Helping your team get informed about the purpose of the fundraising campaign and who the dollars support – resilient and inspiring people impacted by type 1 diabetes – will not only help your team find rewarding purpose in what they are doing, but often creates a fantastic bonding experience. Working toward a goal that benefits others is shown to strengthen team morale and workplace bonds.

Aside from sharing stories of people impacted by type 1 diabetes and the great work to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes that will be funded by their dollars raised for JDRF, getting your team members involved with JDRF teams is rewarding and impactful in a fun and genuine way.

Check out how Ford’s involvement with JDRF has helped fuel their team’s purpose:

If this is an area you’d like to get involved, JDRF has a variety of impactful peer-to-peer fundraising events that you may want to get involved with. You can either have a National Corporate Team – details below – or have your employees and their supporters form smaller, location-based teams at their local events.

If you decide to form a National Corporate Team, you will receive additional benefits, support and prominent logo placement and recognition, while also creating a way for your employees and their friends and families to further support the JDRF cause in a way that is fun, impactful, motivating, team-building and uniting for them.

Companies with any kind of event team and participation – because they are actively showing up within the community – tend to receive more brand recognition and affinity among the T1D community.

When you join any of our fundraising programs we’ll provide all of the fundraising tools, resources and support you need to make it a success for your organization and team, starting with your team or company fundraising page which you can customize to highlight your organization and the story behind why you have chosen JDRF.

Once your team members register they’ll each get access to a personal fundraising page that they can customize with photos, video and the story why it is so important to them that your organization is fundraising for T1D research. In addition, your team will receive fundraising tools and resources in their participant centers. And of course, your local chapter staff will be there for you every step of the way.

JDRF One Walk – facebook.com/JDRFOneWalk/

JDRF One Walk is a fun, family friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with T1D safer and healthier, until it is no longer a threat. As the largest T1D fundraising event in the world, it’s also an amazing experience filled with activities, entertainment and the celebration of coming together to change the future for everyone living with this disease. Our National JDRF One Walk Corporate teams participate in two or more Walks and set a minimum fundraising goal of $50,000.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – facebook.com/JDRFRidetoCureDiabetes/

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a charitable bike ride that to-date has raised over $47 million for T1D research. The Ride gives cyclists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to support breakthroughs that transform the lives of people with T1D, until there is a cure. JDRF Ride isn’t just a bike ride: it’s an experience where hundreds of riders come together from all over the world to make new friendships, enjoy the unparalleled camaraderie of the Ride community and raise money to help end T1D. To be a National Ride Corporate team a minimum commitment of $25,000 is set, and at least 2 employees ride at 2 of our events.

Team JDRF – facebook.com/teamjdrf/

Team JDRF provides entry into some of the country’s most exciting challenge events. Designed for JDRF supporters of all fitness levels, Team JDRF is a partnership. Participants commit to raising a minimum dollar amount and in exchange, leading up to and throughout the event JDRF provides: fundraising tools, coaching support, team activities, Team JDRF apparel and race entries (where applicable).

JDRF Your Way

Want to fundraise as a group for JDRF around a company-hosted event? Host a company-wide Field Day where employees fundraise while pledging to participate in potato-sack races, or award the highest employee fundraiser with a day off. JDRF Your Way is a do-it-yourself fundraising portal where your imagination is the only limit. Put your time, talent and creativity to work to help create a world without T1D. Whether it’s through your own athletic event, a celebration, honoring someone’s memory—or your own unique fundraiser—JDRF gives you all the tools you need to raise money—your way—for T1D research.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are not looking to start a fundraising team, you can still get involved by becoming an event or experience sponsor. We will work with you to customize a package that will support your philanthropy goals while benefiting the T1D community that you work and live in. Every dollar your company raises and donates will fund research that will make living with T1D safer and healthier for everyone affected, until we find a cure. It’s only possible with your help!