In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation for being able to partake in a TNT experience, our participants pledge to "pay it forward" to the next participant through their own grassroots fundraising efforts. Each participant pledges to raise a minimum of $1500 before and/or after their trek, and we help them through setting up a personalized fundraising website and brain storming possible event ideas.
It cannot be stated enough how important this pledge means to TNT's sustainability.
A FirstGiving Study of donor trends reported that grassroots fundraisers receive higher donations, on average, than other types of fundraisers. A person who creates his or her own fundraising event (such as “I’m swimming between two lighthouses to raise money for TNT) is considered a grassroots fundraiser. Grassroots fundraisers receive $15 more per donation than fundraisers participating in events created by nonprofit organizations.