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Print out a copy and start asking friends and family to support your efforts.  

You'll be amazed by how many people are 
willing to support your cause, 
but you'll never know until you ASK!


 

Fundraising Tips for you, your family and friends

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"I am walking for... "

Keep in mind who you are walking for and you will succeed!

 

Ask.
You never know if someone will donate unless you ask.  Although it seems simple, it’s true!


Start now.
It’s never too soon to ask for a donation. Once you’ve met your goal, keep on asking.

 
Be Passionate!
Who are you walking for?! Tell your story.  The more passionate you are, the more passionate your donors will become. It’s infectious!

 
Expand your audience.
Include a wide circle of friends, relatives, business associates and people at your church, synagogue, school, etc. Ask both in person and via email. Before you know it, support for the cause will spread and spread. Connections outside of New Jersey can support too!

 

Ask for help. 
You don’t have to do this alone! Ask your family, friends, and teammates to get involved. Create pledge sheets with your information at the top, and ask others to collect on your behalf.

 
Set a GOAL and SHARE IT!
Others will want to help you get there and succeed.

 
Keep your donors informed.
Update them regularly on your fundraising progress. Consider writing donors’ names on your event day t-shirt and let them know they are with you every step of the way. Remember to send "thank you" letters to each and every donor and to follow up after the Walk is completed. Expressing your gratitude for their generosity will help support future giving.

 
Expand your fundraising methods.
Host a fundraising party, launch an email/social media campaign, mail letters, and solicit a corporate sponsorship. Maybe you have a special hobby or talent that you particularly enjoy? Baking cookies? Knitting? Babysitting? Turn these talents into fundraising opportunities!

 

Use Social Media
Studies have shown that promoting your cause through social media can increase fundraising efforts up to 40%.  You don't have to make every post an ask for a donation, but every post should reflect the fact that this is a fundraiser and include the link to your fundraising page. Helpful Hint: The best time to post on social media is 1:00pm-4:00pm during the week and 8:00am-8pm on weekends. Like us on Facebook


Matching Gifts: Double the Impact of Your Donation

Your gift to Miracle Walk could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. Ask your employer today if they will match your support or review the list below of common employers that have matched in the past. 

AIG Matching Gifts Program         Alliance Bernstein        Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty     
Automatic Data Processing    AXA Foundation     Bank of America Matching Gifts Program 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.   The Broadridge Foundation    Build America Mutual 
CA Technologies Matching Gifts Program    Carnegie Corporation of New York    Chubb & Son, Inc. 
Citizens Charitable Foundation     Colgate- Palmolive Company     Dell Giving
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation     FM Global Foundation   GE Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.   Home Depot Foundation    Humana Inc. 
IBM Matching Grants Program     Intuit Foundation    J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. 
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies   JP Morgan Chase Foundation     Kimberly- Clark Foundation 
Macy's Foundation     Magnitude Capital, LLC     The Merck Company Foundation 
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program    Mizuho USA Foundation, Inc.   Mobil Foundation, Inc. 
Moody's Foundation     Novartis Matching Gifts Program    Och-Ziff Capital Management 
Ogden CAP Properties   Pfizer Foundation    PNC Foundation 
The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program    PSE&G Power of Giving Campaign    RBC Foundation- USA 
The Rockefeller Group   Susquehanna International Group, LLC    Tiffany and Company 
Travelers Community Connections     UBS Matching Gift Program      Verizon Foundation 
Wallwork Brothers, Inc.    Walt Disney Company Foundation  

 

 

 

We can help you on your journey. Give us a call at 973-322-4305.
Together we can set a goal, set up your page, build your contact list and help you get the word out.