Fundraising Tips

Fundraising for A2C is easier than you think it is. We've compiled some tips to help you get started and, before you know it, you will have reached--and more than likely--surpassed your fundraising goal. You can also download our Fundraising Toolkit for some more ideas and inspiration. 

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Get the zero off the page. If you haven't already done so, sponsor yourself! Friends and family will be more likely to support you if they see your personal donation. 

Share your personal URL (the direct website link to your fundraising page) with your friends, family, and coworkers. Let them know that you've made a commitment to do something big to help change the way all cancers are treated.

Create a timeline to help you reach your fundraising goal sooner. Plan to reach out to your existing network of family and friends and aim to add a new person or organization every week.

Contact local business and merchants for their support. Ask for donations and/or permission to promote your fundraiser. 

GET CREATIVE

Exploit your craziest talents. Go to the extreme!
Have sponsors donate $1 for every training mile you bike or run. Boost donations by saying you'll do something intriguing (shave your head?) when you reach your goal.

Great dates.
Use birthdays and other important dates to encourage donations of a certain amount. For example, give $14 on February 14 in honor of a loved one. Or $30 on your 30th birthday.

Give it up/ Give back.
Ask supporters to give up a daily beverage or meal and donate the money to your fundraising campaign instead. Show your supporters that their money counts. Volunteer your time to a friend or neighbor in exchange for a donation.

Party on.
Host a wine tasting, game night, theme party, or organize a potluck. Sell tickets, snacks, and refreshments for a donation.

Double your impact.
Remember to check if your or your supporters' employer will match incoming contributions. Many participants use this method to double their donation!

The power of 5 (or 10 or 20).

Ask supporters to donate $5 (or $10 or $20!) to your cause, post about the donation to their social media, tag five of their friends, and ask them to match the gift.

HOW TO RAISE $1,000 (OR MORE) IN 10 DAYS

Day 1: Sponsor yourself for $25 and get the zero off the page!

Day 2: Ask 5 family members to sponsor you for $50 each

Day 3: Ask 5 friends to sponsor you for $25 each

Day 4: Ask 10 co-workers to sponsor you for $25 each

Day 5: Ask 5 neighbors to sponsor you for $25 each

Day 6: Ask 5 people from your place of worship to sponsor you for $20 each

Day 7: Ask your boss to sponsor you for $100. You can also see if your company will match the amount raised.

Day 8: Ask 4 local merchants to sponsor you for $25 each

Day 9: Ask 2 businesses you frequent to personally contribute $25 each

Day 10: You've raised $1,125! Hold a fundraiser to raise even more funds for A2C (Dinner Party, Car Wash, Raffle, Rummage Sale, etc.)

Keep in touch / Say thank you.

Use social media and email communication to inform people of your goal and progress. Send email reminders to those who have pledged their support. Be sure to thank all of your donors for supporting you and enabling the Cancer Research Institute to bring safer, more effective treatments to more patients sooner.

ASK US!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at  info@a2c.org. You can also find more information at www.cancerresearch.org. Our website provides features including info-graphics on cancer immunotherapy, to a clinical trial finder, to cancer-specific information, and more. These features and tools can equip and support you and your fundraising efforts.