Fundraising Tips!

Ask.

That’s right…ask! Ask personally, ask directly, and ask repeatedly. People who receive a group email or see a Facebook post are…

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Ask, ask, and ask again

Many people will wait to donate until you remind them. Remember, when you ask people more than once, you’re telling…

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Ask everyone!

Think beyond friends and family. You can ask everyone you know to sponsor you: neighbors, colleagues, ex-coworkers...members of your faith…

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Ask for a specific amount

Your fundraising page has some suggested donation amounts built in. But when you’re reaching out to people personally, it helps…

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Choose a communication method that works.

Asking for donations is easier if you pick a method you are comfortable with. But keep in mind that email…

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Customize your team page

Please update your team page - your donors will love it! Upload a photo. Replace the default text with information…

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Domestic violence matters to everyone.

At least 1 in 4 women will be abused during their lifetimes. Most of us know someone who’s been in…

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Don’t be discouraged if someone can’t donate.

We are so grateful that you’ve asked! When you ask someone to give, you’re helping to get the word out…

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Friendly competition

Competition is a terrific motivator for many teams. Choose a team to compete with and call them out on social media.…

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Funny social media posts

Safe Passage’s work is a pretty serious subject. And especially on social media, some people avoid engaging with posts about…

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Get creative!

Come up with a special way to motivate your donors to give. Offer every donor a raffle ticket for a…

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Get personal

Here's one of our best fundraising tips: Make it personal! Update your fundraising page with your story. Tell your donors…

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I’m posting my page on social media, but I’m not getting much of a response.

Please don’t be discouraged. This is a really common experience for our participants. Facebook posts and tweets come at us…

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I’m trying to fundraise, but I’m getting discouraged.

First, remember: we are so grateful that you’ve asked! When you ask someone to give, you’re helping to get the…

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Include your fundraising page in your email signature!

Make sure you're spreading the word by including something like this in your email signature: “I’m running (or walking) in…

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Is running a challenge for you? Say so!

Maybe the HCR is your first 5K. Perhaps you’re recovering from an injury. Maybe you quit smoking this year, or…

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Keep your donors updated on your progress!

You’ve set a personal goal, so be in touch with the people who have already given to let them know…

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Make a donation to your own page!

Donors are more likely to give if they see that you’ve made your own commitment to Safe Passage – even…

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Personalize your page!

Of course, you can share your page link right away – it’s all set up for you. But you’re more…

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Reach out to your team!

Be sure you're communicating with your team regularly - an email once a week is great. Give an update about…

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Share your passion!

If you're a team captain, make sure that your team members know how important Safe Passage is. Tell your team…

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Share your success!

Make a big deal about the milestones you hit in your fundraising efforts. Post on social media, send an email,…

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Tell people why Safe Passage matters to you

Be sure to tell people why you’ve decided to support Safe Passage. Are you taking a stand against domestic violence…

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Thank your donors

Be sure to let your donors know how much their support means to you. Hand-written notes never go out of…

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Think big!

For some donors, $20 represents a large donation. But if you have a friend or family member who is able to…

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Think local…and think global!

Reach out to friends and family who live in other places. Step Up for Safe Passage donations come in from…

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Try a few different tactics.

Some people will give because they believe in Safe Passage's work. Others will give just because they want to support…

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Update your fundraising goal

Have you met (or surpassed!) your fundraising goal? Terrific! Keep going! Log in to your page and raise your goal.…

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Update your fundraising page regularly

Update your page every week or two to give your donors something new to see every time they visit. It’s…

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You never know who will give. Share your story widely!

Our participants have raised money from friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors. But many don’t stop there. Ask your high…

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Your goal is achievable – just break it down!

Let’s say your goal is $125. That might seem like a lot, but when you break it up into smaller…

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