Online fundraising is the easiest way to reach your family and friends. They are also more likely to donate more since they’re not limited by the amount of cash they have on them. In your email, always include a link to your fundraising page and let them know online donors receive an immediate tax receipt.
- Set a personal fundraising goal – Make it challenging! Remember, reaching a stretch goal is possible if you have a plan in place.
- Personalize your fundraising page – Add a photo and a few lines about why you’re fundraising and how dollars raised help kids living with physical disabilities.
- Donate to Yourself – show your commitment by jumpstarting your own fundraising efforts (don’t forget, you’ll get a tax receipt as well).
- Send out emails to your network asking for donations – Let people know you are playing in the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series and hope to count on their support. It should be short – they can get more information from your personal fundraising page. You can use the pre-written emails provided in your personal page, or try this:Your donations will help support children in Ontario living with physical disabilities. Please support me as I lace up my skates and play in the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series on (Insert the event date and link to your personal donation page).
Ideas to get you started:
- Email/Email Signature – send out emails including your fundraising link and use the example above as an Email Signature to encourage people to support your fundraising efforts
- Social Media – let your networks know you are playing. You can use the pre-populated message from your fundraising page or write your own message. Try and use photos/videos to let them know what the Celebrity Hockey Classic Series is all about and let them know how far you are from your goal
- Employee Corporate Match – Many companies have a program where they will double or triple donations made by employees. Ask your company if it will match your fundraising efforts. Easter Seals website has a list of several companies we know of that provide matching gifts. However, it’s worth asking your employer even if you don’t see them on the list.
Remember, all players must raise a minimum amount to participate. Check individual tournament pages to learn what they are. Following these fundraising ideas will allow you to reach (and exceed!) your individual fundraising goal.