When you fundraise for Days for Girls, you are helping to give women and girls a brighter future. You’re giving them days of education, work, health, safety and dignity.
There are many ways you can fundraise. It’s easy and FUN! We’re here to help you with creative ideas, resources and fundraising tips. So, grab your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and professional contacts and let’s help girls around the globe!
“If the cause is right, the means will come.”
LEVERAGE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK
You can post your online fundraiser to your Facebook page and also Tweet updates to all of your followers. Some people may forget to check your fundraiser site every day, but they don’t forget to check Facebook and Twitter. Ask your friends to “Share” your cause on Facebook to gain additional support.
Post DfG photos on Pinterest for a larger reach.
A Few Ways to Make the Most of Your FUNdraiser
DON’T BE AFRAID OF SIGNAGE
Don’t be afraid to move beyond the web with your FUNdraising. Make posters for your local Starbucks, post an announcement in your church bulletin, let co-workers know what you’re up to with a sign in your breakroom, group text your friends from the soccer team! The ways in which you can share your work are endless. So don’t be afraid to get out there ~ go get ‘em!
TELL YOUR STORY
First and foremost, your supporters will want to know why you are doing this!
Why did you decide to raise funds and sew kits for DfG?
What about Days for Girls inspires you?
Share your individual stories with your family, friends, and network as a compelling way to inspire them to donate!
ASK FOR SUPPORT
Your grandma? Your boss?
Your old high school teacher?
Your sewing group? Your book club?
Ask anyone that could easily turn into a supporter!
SEND VIDEO UPDATES
Did you know that you can quickly and easily post a video from YouTube and share the link to your network?
This is a great way to have face to face interaction with your supporters.
This is an extremely effective tool ~ everyone enjoys a good video update.
Grab your cell phone camera and get going!
UPLOAD AND SHARE YOUR PICTURES
Remember that old saying that a picture
says a thousand words?
Photos are a great way to connect people to what you’re doing, both before and during your event. Be creative and have some fun with it.
Don’t be afraid to be adventurous.
REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU
It’s amazing how such a little phrase can mean so much to people. Be genuine and intentional with your gratitude and it will pay off. Make sure your supporters know that you care.
Your Facebook posts and Crowdrise page have places for your supporters to leave a comment. Take a few seconds to reply back. It only takes a moment and it lets them know that you are listening and willing to interact.