Take a look at our comprehensive guide to help you fundraise and reach your goal! It is filled with fun ideas and helpful tips. Click here to check it out and feel free to share with others.
Tell people why you're passionate about raising money for the animals at San Diego Humane Society. You can even post a photo or video of you and your furry friends!
Use your Participant Center to send emails to your friends, family and colleagues, letting them know you're participating in the Walk for Animals and asking for their support. We've even created message templates and inspiring animal stories for you to use!
If you prefer to send messages from your own email account instead, remember to include a link to your personal fundraising page - just copy and paste the URL right into your email!
Fundraise with Facebook by creating a Facebook fundraiser that all your friends and family can see. Any donations you receive show up automatically in your Participant Center. Facebook makes it super easy and we highly recommend you give it a try!
The easiest way to jump start your fundraising efforts is to be the first to donate! It's easier to ask for a donation if you can speak from experience, and it shows a dedication to your cause. Collect your loose change and skip buying your coffee for a few weeks. Even something small will be impressive! Simply visit your personal page and click the blue "Donate Now" button at the top.
Share your goal with friends, family, and coworkers so that they can help you and your pet achieve it.
Decide who you will be asking to donate. To get started, make a list of people to ask for support, such as:
Pick up that pen and personalize your letter with details about yourself and the reasons you're walking - you might even want to include pictures of your pets! Remember your audience when you are crafting your letter - tailor it to fit friends, family, business owners, colleagues, etc. And consider enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to make it easier for them to contribute (you'll find your response rate is much better).
Many companies offer matching gifts to employees fundraising for an amazing cause. This is a great way to double the money you raise. Reach out to your Human Resources department and check with your friends and family to see if their company does this.
Ask the businesses you frequent - your hair stylist, dry cleaner, doctor, dentist, gym, coffee shop, favorite restaurant, etc. for a donation.
Whether you do it through a handwritten card, face to face, via email, or by tagging someone in a social media post, don’t forget to say thank you! You can find thank you emails in your Participant Center that make this part quick and easy. Don’t forget a personal note to make your donors feel special. Remember, saving 50,000 animals this year would not be possible without generous donors, and of course - YOU!
For questions, info, or more fundraising ideas email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-243-3493.