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Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Tips

Helpful advice to set your fundraiser up for success

Thank you for creating a fundraiser to help kids at Children’s Mercy! Your support will help enable research breakthroughs and create a world of well-being for all children. Below are some simple tips and ideas that can help make your fundraiser both successful and awesome!

Click here to download our online fundraising toolkit.

If you’re hosting an event that has both in-person and virtual components, click here to download our hybrid fundraising toolkit.

 

Tips for maximizing your community fundraiser

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Upload a photo

Your friends want to see you on your fundraising page! Consider using a photo that represents your fundraising mission.

Click here to download a compressed folder of photo resources. Please email Jane Almond at jsalmond@cmh.edu for permission to use the benefitting Children’s Mercy logo.

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Tell your story

Let your friends know why you are fundraising on your custom page. They want to hear why Children’s Mercy matters to you.

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Create a Facebook fundraising page

Find the Facebook tab in your fundraiser dashboard to create a Facebook Fundraiser for active friends and family to see.

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Make a donation

Show your family and friends that you are committed to your goal by jumpstarting your fundraising with a personal donation.

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Email your circle

Ask for support from your friends and family, and thank your donors. Copy and paste the email templates below into your personal email account and send to your friends.

Examples

DIY Fundraisers

Subject: Help me bring hope and healing to kids at Children’s Mercy!

Dear friends and family,

I am excited to share that I have launched a fundraiser benefitting Children’s Mercy! This fundraiser will [INPUT AREA OF FOCUS: provide needed support to families; fuel advancements in research; power compassionate care] at Children’s Mercy.

Children’s Mercy provides world-class care for kids, bringing hope and healing to families across the region. From runny noses to complex diagnoses, they provide individualized care to every child that comes through their door.

I hope you will join me in supporting Children’s Mercy by contributing to my fundraiser. Every donation makes a difference in the lives of children now and in the future. To donate to my fundraiser, visit this link: [INSERT LINK TO FUNDRAISER]

Thank you for your support,

[FUNDRAISER NAME]

 

Memorial Fundraisers

Subject: Help me bring hope and healing to kids at Children’s Mercy!

Dear friends and family,

I have launched a memorial page benefitting Children’s Mercy in honor of [INSERT MEMORIAL NAME]. Donations to this effort will [INPUT AREA OF FOCUS: provide needed support to families; fuel advancements in research; power compassionate care] at Children’s Mercy.

Children’s Mercy provides world-class care for kids, bringing hope and healing to families across the region. From runny noses to complex diagnoses, they provide individualized care to every child that comes through their door.

I hope you will join me in supporting Children’s Mercy. Every donation makes a difference in the lives of children now and in the future. To donate, visit this link: [INSERT LINK TO FUNDRAISER]

Thank you for your support,

[FUNDRAISER NAME]

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Share on social media

Post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites to get others excited about your fundraiser. Don’t be afraid to post on social media often. Tag donors to inspire others. To tag Children’s Mercy use @ChildrensMercy.

Example

I am excited to share that I have launched a fundraiser benefitting Children’s Mercy! This fundraiser will [INPUT AREA OF FOCUS: provide needed support to families; fuel advancements in research; power compassionate care] at Children’s Mercy. Please consider joining me by making a donation to bring hope and healing to kids across the region! [INSERT LINK TO FUNDRAISER]

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Send updates, say thank you, and celebrate!

Send updates and reminders about your fundraiser. Don’t be afraid to email and post on social media more than once! Thank donors on social media to inspire others. Fundraising is hard, yet rewarding work. Be sure and celebrate yourself and others and your collective impact on children and families in our community.

Thank you for being a champion for kids. You are behind every success in our quest to make the world a healthier place for children. Together, our love is bringing hope to families and the promise of healthy futures filled with the moments that matter.