Treating donors like customers has proven to be a successful way to ensure that donors and volunteers come back for another great experience. By ensuring that we say “thank you,” we make sure our customers feel appreciated. Recognition is a hugely important aspect in leadership, and feeling appreciated for your work is invaluable. Special ways of saying “thank you” can include social media spotlights, handwritten notes, or even just individual emails or text messages. Taking the time out of your day to thank someone else, whether it be long enough to shoot a text, to create a unique social media graphic, or to say “thank you” in person, can mean a lot to our customers.Read More
One of the most important tools in your toolbox as an ELT member is your knowledge and expertise from past events. What’s even more important, though, is your accessibility to previous events’ numbers and totals.Read More
Have you ever walked into a Relay For Life meeting knowing you would spend the next hour bored out of your mind or playing around on your phone? Or have you ever walked out of that same meeting not understanding the point of the meeting and wondering why you couldn’t have just read an email? Putting together a great Relay For Life event takes time, energy, and manpower - don’t waste any of those by having crappy meetings! Read on to learn more about hosting good meetings and delegating effectively!Read More
As a seventeen year old, the way you look, what you wear, how you are presenting yourself and who your friends are, is a very essential part of your teenager years. For me, having a cosmetic surgery done to remove a wart from behind my left ear on my head was essential to me. The way classmates looked at me and teased me for having such an ugly mark on the back of my head, resulted in getting it removed in August 2008. Two weeks later, I went back to get a larger part removed.Read More
Creating connections, bonds and friendships within your campus’ Event Leadership Team is a vital step in establishing accountability and open lines of communication between team members. Intentional bonding is one fun way to accomplish this goal. Whether that bonding be decorating cupcakes, going to a ropes course, or just meeting for a day to set goals and to get to know each other, bonding is a great way to establish friendships and trust that may not otherwise occur on their own.Read More
In the end, all we do for the American Cancer Society revolves around…... MISSION.
As Relayers, everything we do, everything we fight for, everything we believe in, stems from the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society’s mission statement. “Save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer” is the common goal that we’re all working towards.Read More
It’s the last week of August. You’re moving, you’re starting classes, you’re buying books, and as CAC President or Relay Event Lead, you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to plan the year of meetings and events around your schedule, your committee’s schedule, and the campus schedule. Ughhhhh.Read More
Get excited Relayers, it’s the official beginning of the 2017-18 Relay season! So what marks the official start? School has begun again, committees are forming and teams are meeting, but the moment when your event website launches is when your season officially gets moving!Read More
In this day and age, social media can make or break a person, attraction, or, in this case, an event. Starting out with the right foot forward is critical to your event’s success. These major keys below will help you out in the future!Read More
YOU DID IT!! This Relay season rocked – all the hours spent planning, writing, meeting, drawing, e-mailing, building, hanging posters, talking, and fundraising paid off one night this spring at your Relay For Life event. Maybe this one was the biggest one in the history of your event or maybe it was a great year to try something new and innovative! Either way, the work you did this year made a huge difference in the American Cancer Society’s work to defeat cancer. But what now?Read More
Think back to your last luminaria ceremony. The emotion that that you felt as you walked the track; surrounded by bags of your loved ones and the loved ones of the people around you. Now, imagine you are a lawmaker walking among tens of thousands of bags of the people in your district who are suffering and dying from cancer. That, is Lights of Hope.Read More
Happy Spring Campus Relayers!
As your event and school years are wrapping up, we want to encourage you to take the time to enter yourselves in the running for Spring Awards! You all have accomplished so many incredible, impactful achievements this year, and you deserve to be recognized! Among specific awards that look for your dedication to Cancer Education, fundraising, marketing, and more, every single campus has the opportunity to be recognized as a Leader of Hope!Read More