Hearts in Action Fundraising Tips
Personalize Your Fundraising Page
Use your personal fundraising page to share your CHaD story and why you will be doing a Hearts in Action event. While you are at it, be sure to add a photo to your fundraising page. People are more likely to donate to your fundraising efforts when they know why you are fundraising for CHaD.
Set a Fundraising Goal
It’s okay to have an ambitious fundraising goal. This will help motivate you and your potential donors to aim high! If you surpass your goal in no time flat, you can always increase it.
Donate to Yourself
Be the first to donate to your fundraising efforts. This will kick off your fundraising and encourage others to donate as well.
Email, Email, Email
Email your family, friends and colleagues and share why you are fundraising to benefit CHaD. Let them know why CHaD matters to you. Start by emailing your close contacts, as they are the ones most likely to contribute.
We are all busy and it is easy to forget you received an email asking for support. It is helpful to follow up with people who have talked to you about supporting your fundraising efforts. People usually need to be asked 3 times before they say yes and donate. A follow-up phone call is a great tool and lets everyone know how much the CHaD means to you.
Take advantage of your social media accounts. Share your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Tag people who have already donated and thank them while asking for new donations.