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Why Fundraise Online?
1) Participants who fundraise online typically raise 40% more money. Why?
It’s simple! It's safe and secure.
You can fundraise any time from your home computer, tablet or Smartphone.
Online fundraising allows you to fundraise worldwide and link to social media websites.
Online fundraising is cost effective, and is a great way to maximize the impact of dollars going to support our mission.
2) Email and social media campaigns are the most effective way to build your walk team and raise money!
Your emails should include:
Why you are walking - If you have a connection with Hospice, discuss how this has affected your life and the lives of your family and friends. Tell the story of whom your walking for.
Ask everyone you know – the worst they can say is no.
Say "Thank You" – Whether someone says yes or no, either acknowledge their generosity and support, or you can leave the door open for another fundraiser.
Aim high, and reach your personal goal. Your donors will try to help you reach your fundraising goal if it is tangible.
Provide some facts about Hospice and about Bereavement and what follows.
Post your fundraising link on Facebook and other social media vehicles.
3) Matching Gifts – Double Your Donations
Matching Gifts are a great way to increase your total fundraising dollars.
Some companies don’t just match gifts made by employees – but also match gifts made by spouses and retirees. Some companies provide donations to ‘match’ the volunteer hours you have spent on your efforts for your hike. So, take a few minutes to find out if you can double your donations today and speak to your company's Human Resources Department.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest.
4) Print off our Pledge forms they allow you to track your donations easily and is designed to remind to thank your donors.