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Fundraising Tips

Whether you are an experienced fundraiser or a beginner, getting started with requests for donations is often the hardest part. But once you get started, you will be surprised how easy it can be. That is why we're sharing these steps to help you raise funds for your Gilda's Family Walk & Run Team.

1. Register Online- As soon as you are registered as a team captain or team member, you can begin inviting people to join your team. Multiply your efforts by inviting others to walk and fundraise alongside you. A team of ten can easily raise $1,000 - enough to sponsor a coffee house at the clubhouse. (Don’t forget to jumpstart your fundraising efforts by making a self donation — others will follow your lead!)

2. Update Your Personal Fundraising Page - Your personal fundraising page is automatically populated with general information about Gilda's Club, but people want to know why YOU decided to Participant in Gilda's Family Walk and Run. Simply update your page with your story and a photo to tell them. Did you know that walkers and runners who update their personal page raise nearly three times the amount of those who leave the provided information?

3. Ask for Donations - Want to be a top Gilda's Family Walk & Run fundraiser? Tell people you’re walking and ASK for their support. It’s really that easy. The more people you ask, the more donations you will receive. Using “My HQ” and social media, it’s easy to send messages to many friends and family and ask for donations to help grant wishes. You’ll find sample emails, address book tools and more when you login to “My HQ” and get started.

Fundraising Tools

Fundraising Ideas: Click here for some easy and fun fundraising ideas. Choose one or more that may work for you.

Social Media Guide: Click here for our social media guide. Help gain support for your individual or team fundraising pages. Use an icon as your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Or use the badge or cover photo to solicit donations for you or your team.

Individual Fundraising Guide: Click here for a fundraising guide and checklist to get you started.

Team Captain Fundraising Guide:
Team captains, click here for a helpful hints to get your team excited about fundraising.

Printable Donation Form: Do you have donors that don't want to donate online? Click here for our participant donation form. Print this out and distribute to any donors that wish to donate offline.

Matching Gifts:
Check with your employer to see if they participate in a Matching Gifts Program. Our 501(c)(3) ID Number is: 38-3150211




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