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Fundraising Tips

The number 1 reason people donate to American Cancer Society events is because someone asked them to! Whether you are walking on your own or are part of a team, the goal is to reach out to as many people as possible and ask them to support your effort with a donation of any amount. Because so many people have been affected by cancer in some way, it’s easy to find others who want to support your effort with a donation … all you have to do is ask.

Once you sign up online, you will be able to send personalized emails to friends, family members, coworkers, and others, asking them for their support of your efforts to fight cancer. You may choose to receive an email every time someone donates to you online, and you will quickly see your fundraising thermometer rise. It’s amazing how quickly a few small donations can add up.

To help you get started, we’ve included a few fundraising tips below.

Sign up Online
Sign up for your American Cancer Society event online and customize your personal fundraising Web page. It’s quick, easy, and offers a personal touch for friends and family members who visit your site to make a donation.

Send Emails
The number 1 reason people donate is because someone asked. So don’t be shy; ask everyone you know.

Double Your Money with Matching Gifts
Many employers offer matching gift programs. Your $50 donation could turn into $100 just by asking your human resources department for their matching gift form and reminding friends and family who support you to do the same.

Talk It up
Ask for a few minutes on the agenda of your local parent-teacher organization or weekly department meetings. Tell the group about your participation in and commitment to this event. Share with them the reason you’re dedicating your efforts to this important cause, and how they can join or support you.