Tips and tools
Together, we can make a difference. Set an ambitious goal and use these tips and tools to engage your network and ask for donations. You’ll be amazed by how many friends, family and colleagues will be eager to get involved.
Be Donor #1
“I was actually the first person to donate to my fundraiser. I wanted to show I was committed to the cause and inspire my friends and family to donate as well.”
Make it personal
“I made sure to add a photo to my profile and explain why I was donating my birthday to Greenpeace. I also posted updates regularly so people I knew I was actively fundraising.”
Ask and ask again
“I felt kind of shy about it at first, but I posted about my fundraising challenge EVERY DAY on social media – and it worked! People told me they followed my journey each day and enjoyed my updates. In the end I more than tripled my original fundraising goal.”
“I loved that I could send my thank you messages to my donors through the website. I think people appreciated those messages and it was a nice way to reconnect with family and friends.”
“I was amazed by the response over social media - a few social media posts allowed me to connect with a huge range of people. I was astounded by how many people got excited about it all. It was incredibly warming to get support from a whole range of my connections.”
Use your Dashboard
“I used my dashboard to send emails and thank you messages, post updates, and increase my fundraising goal. I was actually obsessed with checking my dashboard for updates every day!”
Looking for more tips and advice? Download your free fundraiser guide to help kick-start your fundraiser.
Share this inspiring video on social media to encourage your donors to give.
Facebook Cover Photo
Update your Facebook cover photo to show your commitment and encourage your friends and family to donate.
Posting social media updates is easy when you use one of these photos.
Instagram Story Wallpapers
Pick a wallpaper to make updates on Instagram Stories about your fundraiser.
Print out a fundraising poster, personalize it and pin it up in your office, community centre, or gym.
Print out these fundraising cards and hand them out to remind your friends, family, and colleagues to donate to your fundraiser.
Not sure what to say?
Here are some social captions you can copy & paste to get started:
Send some email!
The best way to get donations is to ask people personally to donate.