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Fundraising Ideas & Tips
Cancer is something that touches everyone and although people know that their donations will help with discoveries that will provide new hope for pancreatic cancer patients everywhere, your friends, family and co-workers are making donations because they want to support YOU.
Successful fundraising depends on your dedication and commitment to raising funds and on the degree that you personalize your fundraising campaign. Make sure you tell YOUR story on how pancreatic cancer has touched your life and WHY you want to make a difference.
1 - Willy Marcotte ($17,327.85)
Here are some great fundraising ideas:
- Golf Tournament
- Art Event
- Dinner or Cocktail Theme Party
- Bowling Event
- Benefit Concert
- Garage Sale
- Bake Sale
- Car Wash
- Movie Night
- Celebrate a special occassion and ask your guests to make a donation to your online fundraising page instead of gifts
- A 'dog walk' - invite your friends from the dog park to participate and collect pledges for each kilometer walked
- Get your company to allow a 'Jeans Day or Week' - employees can wear their most comfortable jeans by making a donation to your fundraising page
Tips to maximize your fundraising
- Make a donation to yourself – People are encouraged to see that you are not only asking but that you are also giving. Load up your address book – No doubt you have email addresses of hundreds of contacts. Think of your co-workers, friends and family, team or club members, other business or personal associates including customers and suppliers, etc. Don't assume that any of these people won't support you; cancer touches so many people's lives; in so many ways.
- Ask for support – Don't be shy! Raising funds over the internet is easier than you may think. If you have a hard time asking, this makes it easy.
- Tell you story and include a favourite photo.
- Send a follow-up email – Email can easily be overlooked, so it is wise to send a follow-up email allowing a week between emails to those who have not responsed. And try to add some new information in each email that is sent.
- Give thanks – Be sure to say "thank you" to all supporters. The more you can personalize this the better. Let your donors know how their donation will impact your efforts. When your event is complete, let them know how much was raised!
- Update your donors – Even after you have stopped making requests for support, keep those who have supported you, and even those who have not responded with a donation, in the loop.
You can raise $250 in just 7 days - Here's how!
Good luck in your fundraising endeavors.
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