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  • How to Recruit Relay For Life Teams in Schools
    on January 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Looking for ways to recruit Relay For Life teams from your local schools? Did you know that most high schools have leadership classes and/or student organizations ready to make an impact in their communities? Consider reaching out to a leadership class to see how they may want to get involved with your local event. Let's elaborate… Student organizations like the National Honor Society, Key […]

  • HELP WANTED: Feedback Needed!
    on January 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    We’re looking for some honest feedback about people’s Relay For Life experience, in order to continue to improve Relay in the future.  If you are a new Team Captain (3 years or less) OR a new Relay participant in your 20s or 30s (been doing Relay for 3 years or less) and willing to give 15-30 min of your time for a phone interview, please contact Laura Stando at […]

  • American Cancer Society FUNdraising App
    by American Cancer Society on January 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm

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  • RFL Training Plan: Finding $0 Participants
    by Lauryn Kennedy on January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Each year on your campus before Relay season, a group of heroes gets together and talks about the plan for the coming year. What do we change this year? How do we fundraise more for the American Cancer Society? Every year, a group of zeroes shows up sometime around the event, pays the registration fee and enjoys the awesome event experience you’ve spent so much time creating. I call […]

  • Top 10 Cancer News Stories Of 2017
    on January 5, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Our colleagues who write for cancer.org work hard every day to bring the public the latest news and information about cancer topics. They monitor scientific journal articles, government health and cancer reports, and studies from our own American Cancer Society researchers to deliver the news people need about ways to lower their risk from cancer, and ways to cope with the […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Accessible Fundraising
    by Lauryn Kennedy on January 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Does your general participant have everything they need to fundraise? Let’s check! Do they have a set personal fundraising goal for the year? Do they know how to use their dashboard correctly? Do they know how to ask for donations through social media and email? Do they have personal fundraising tactics (i.e. selling t-shirts)?&nbs […]

  • 33. FUNDRAISING FRIDAY: Sponsorship Q&A
    by American Cancer Society on December 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    For our last 2017 episode, we did another Fundraising Q&A, and this week's question comes from Alex Kaiser, who asked for some tips on sponsorship! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, leave a rating, and binge listen over winter break! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • 32. Being Fit for Purpose with Julie Brickner
    by American Cancer Society on December 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Julie Brickner, who is the Managing Director of Relay For Life Constituent Engagement, joined us to talk about the changes that were recently made and why they were important to supporting the mission of ACS.  Thanks for listening! You can contact us at [email protected] Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it Meaningful
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Have you noticed a lack of diversity within your campus Relay? While unintentional, if you look through your lists of past and present participants, you might notice that certain populations are very well represented while others are not at all. Notice who comes to Relay and more importantly, who does not.&nbs […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it Fun
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    It’s important to keep this in mind when planning your event to ensure everyone has a super fun, memorable and meaningful night. Here are 4 ideas to make your Relay event fun for all audiences: […]

  • RFL Training Plan: Make it New
    by Lauryn Kennedy on December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Change is inevitable. But change can also be really, really good. After a conclusion of a Relay season, you should debrief and find things to change. Maybe this was your best event in recent years (congrats!), but there is always something to improve. This change may be something behind the scenes like your committee structure or more external like your entertainment.&nbs […]

  • 31. FUNDRAISING FRIDAY: Motivating $0 Participants to do More
    by American Cancer Society on December 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Melissa and Will attempt to answer the age-old question, "How do I encourage my $0 participants to raise more and become more engaged?" Special thanks to Lillie Black for the question.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! You can contact us at [email protected] Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • 30. ACS CAN vs. Big Tobacco with Cathy Callaway
    by American Cancer Society on November 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    The Director of State and Local Campaigns for ACS CAN, Cathy Callaway, chatted with us about their recent big win against big tobacco.  Check out the ads here: https://www.acscan.org/what-we-do/big-tobacco-lawsuit  Thanks for listening! You can contact us at [email protected] Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher […]

  • 29. Will and Melissa's Relay For Life Families
    by American Cancer Society on November 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Happy Black Friday! We brought on some members of our Relay Families to talk with them about what the Relay Family means to them and how it's influenced them.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! You can contact us at [email protected]  Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.  &nbs […]

  • 28. The Relay For Life Family with Pat and Mark Flynn
    by American Cancer Society on November 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

     Pat Flynn joins the podcast (again!) with her son Mark to talk about what "The Relay Family" means to her.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! You can contact us at [email protected]! Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis […]

  • 27. FUNDRAISING FRIDAY: General Fundraising Ideas and Tips with Karen Woldahl
    by American Cancer Society on November 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Karen Woldahl is a top performer for Relay For Life, and she took some time to talk to us about all of the unique and lucrative fundraisers she and her team put on each year.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! You can always contact us at [email protected] Intro/ending song "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

  • Relay Connect - New Resources
    by Relay Connect Updates on November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am

    These resources were added in the last 24 hours. IDNameDescFile NameAdded ByDownloads 6075 Relay Recess News Release This template can be used to share information and create awareness for your Relay Recess event. rfl-relay-recess-news-release.docx RelayConnect_Admin 2017-11-16 14:00:29 0 6074 […]

  • Relay Connect - New Resources
    by Relay Connect Updates on November 16, 2017 at 8:00 am

    These resources were added in the last 24 hours. IDNameDescFile NameAdded ByDownloads 6057 2018 Hope Club Incentive Flyer Updated for 2018! rfl20hope20club20flyer_original.pdf RelayConnect_Admin 2017-11-15 10:00:20 0 6056 2018 Grand Club Incentive Flyer Updated for 2018! rfl20grand20club20incent […]

  • Survivor Starts “One Step, One Year, One Dollar” Fundraiser
    on November 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    It was an idea that came from a conversation with her niece: “What if every survivor or caregiver donated one dollar for every year of survivorship?”   Elisheva Chamblin, a 25-year survivor of breast cancer and longtime Relay For Life volunteer, had traveled to Israel to be with her niece Tali who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Elish was telling Tali how fundraising for […]

  • 26. The Importance of Caregivers with Jason Masony
    by American Cancer Society on November 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Jason Masony is a Voice of Hope and a Caregiver with a very powerful story. We spoke to him about the importance of caregivers and how we can improve our celebration of them through Relay.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and leave a rating! You can always contact us at [email protected] Intro/ending song: "Relay For Life" by Jon Christopher Davis.&nbs […]

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