HOW TO RAISE $500 IN 10 DAYS
Asking for donations can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!
Use our guide to help you reach and even exceed your fundraising goal!
DAY 1: SELF DONATION
Lead by example to get your fundraising started! Make a self-donation. People will be more likely to support your fundraiser if they see you have, too.
DAY 2: ASK YOUR EMPLOYER
Ask your boss for a company contribution of $50. Check to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program. Get double the donations with matching gifts! Your donors may be able to check if their employers have a Matching Gift Program, too.
DAY 3: GET SOCIAL
Use your special Monarch Walk URL directing donors to your Donate page. Post a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media account. If you get 5 people to donate $10, you’ve just raised $50!
DAY 4: STEP UP, DRESS DOWN
Ask your company if you can hold a casual dress day at work and charge $5 for everyone to dress down! With 10 co-workers participating, you can add another $50 toward your goal!
DAY 5: ALL IN THE FAMILY
Reach out to three family members and ask them to donate $24 each, getting you $75 closer to your goal!
DAY 6: BUSINESS ASSOCIATES
Ask five companies or businesses your company works with to sponsor you for $10 – that gives you another $50.
DAY 7: BEST FRIENDS
Ask 10 of your closest friends to donate $10 to help you add another $100 to your goal!
DAY 8: MEMBERSHIPS
Ask 10 members from your place of worship, book club, bowling league, cycling club, etc. to contribute $5 each. That’s $50!
DAY 9: MY NEIGHBORHOOD
Ask two neighbors to donate $10 to add another $20!
DAY 10: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Ask two businesses you frequent, like your dentist, hair salon, dry cleaner, etc. to give you $15 each to raise the final $30 towards your goal!