10 Steps to Fundraising Success Explained
- Share your story. Whether posting to social media, emailing your contacts, or talking about the event in person, sharing your personal reasons for supporting the event (like details on your partner with Parkinson’s) makes a really compelling case for your supporters. Customizing your personal page helps, too. Adding your own photo and telling friends and family about your life list dream when they arrive on your personal fundraising page really helps to motivate them to give.
- Own your goal. You just made a commitment to raise $600, $1000 (or more!) in support of Parkinson’s. That’s a big deal and it’s going to make a big impact. Be proud of that. Share it. And work toward meeting it.
- Start with those most likely to give. People like to ‘back a winner’ and will be more likely to donate the closer you get to your goal. Start by making a donation yourself to get the meter moving, and then ask those close to you to do the same. If you already have five donations for 20% of your goal before you ask more broadly, people will want to support you too. Better yet, if you know some donors who will give you bigger gifts, they’re the ones to really ask to help get the ball rolling.
- Share in different channels. You can’t raise money if you don’t ask! A few ideas:
- Email your contact list through our built in email tool, or, using your own email client.
- Post information about your event at the office, or around school.
- Update your social media profiles with a link to your personal page. Share regular updates on your goal, your progress, and your fundraising on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else.