Post # 1
My son has cystic fibrosis and I really want to do some fundraising for the annual walk, Great Strides. But I really have no idea how to start. Some moms raise thousands of dollars and I want to figure out how they do it!
I’m not really good at being pushy or being a salesperson but this is important to us so I’m willing to go outside my comfort zone if I knew how to get some businesses involved and really earn some money.
Anyone ever done anything like this?
Post # 3
I’ve never done this, but looking at their website, it looks like people can donate money to individuals that are participating:
It also looks like if you register with the website, there is a fundraising toolkit, where you can personalize a letter to send to people, asking for donations in your name.
One of my friends did something like this for a diabetes walk. She sent the letter with donation information to family and friends, and she was able to raise money that way.
Post # 4
This is what I do for a living 🙂
Go ask. Seriously. Go in with your son and ask people to donate.
Post it on your facebook.
Are you able to set up a fundraising website through the org?
Post # 5
I SUCK at asking people for money but I agree that you just have to ask.
Make it personal. Perhaps start with businesses that would be familiar with you and your son. People are more likely to give if they feel like they’re making a difference for someone they know.
Expect to hear “no” a lot but don’t let that stop you from asking. Plus someone who says no right now might end up donating later.
Post # 6
@Blueshoes2:Thanks I didn’t see the thing about the toolkit. I’ll go back and check that out.
@SoontobeMrsA:It doesn’t look like they have a website set up through their page but maybe I can do something through paypal to put on Facebook. I’ll have to look at that.
@camrie: Yeah I think I am going to have to just get thick skinned and start hitting some of our favorite places. I’ll put him in his carrier and take him with me…It’s got to be harder to say no to his adorable face:)