Here are some keys to success that have helped other group leaders earn big moolah on Pear. You can find these tips and other handy tools in the Tools tab located on your group's page.
1. Set goals
Encourage group members to drive in supporters for your sponsorship by breaking down your goal into bite-size chunks. For example, “OK guys, let’s see if we can reach $200 by tomorrow. That’s only 2 supporters each.”
2. Emphasize free
Make sure to highlight that it’s free for friends to support your sponsorship (unlike other crowdsourcing/fundraising sites, which ask for cash donations) and will only take a minute.
3. Make it real
When rallying group members and friends to join in, explain what difference the sponsorship will make. For example, if you’re getting custom shirts, mock up the design your group can get if you reach your goal, and highlight the awesome improvements.
4. Celebrate progress
Keep everyone updated on your group’s progress by posting comments and sending messages to supporters (both of which can be done through the Tools). For example, “Just hit $500, lets keep it up!” or “Only $50 to go, only need a few more friends!”
5. Final push
Near the end of your 10 day window to score points, be sure to invite and remind everyone you can to join in so they know it’s time to get moving! Groups who make a final push near the end earn 20-30% more on average. As they say--If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done!