Online Fundraising: How to Spread the Word

ANNUAL SUPPORT-A-WALK ~ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

Tips for Online Fundraisers

Creating a fundraising page is just the first step! The next step: Ask everyone you know to donate to your page.

Here are some tips on how to spread the word:

Send emails through your usual email account:

Email everyone in your address book. In your email, tell people why you’re fundraising.

Include the URL of your fundraising page in your email. When people receive your email, they’ll click the link, see your page, and donate.

Not sure what to say? Use our sample email for ideas!

Send your page through Firstgiving:

Sign in to your account at Firstgiving. Click the button “Send emails” to send emails directly from your Firstgiving account.

Share on social media:

Ask your Facebook and Twitter friends to donate. Sign in to your Firstgiving account. On the top of your account page, you’ll see icons for Facebook and Twitter. Use these to share on social media.

OR: While viewing YOUR fundraising page, use the Facebook and Twitter icons to “share.”

Add a signature to all of your emails:

In your outgoing emails, under your name, add a “signature” line asking for donations. Example: “I’m raising funds for breast and ovarian cancer support – please donate!” Include the URL to your fundraising page.

Now, every time you send an email for any reason, the recipient will see your message. One fundraiser exceeded her goal with this simple step!


Frequently Asked Questions

I started a fundraising page but now I can’t find it.

Search for your fundraising page here.

I don’t know what a “URL” is.

The URL is the address at the top of your fundraising page and looks like this: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/your-page-name/walk2020. Include this URL in your emails. When the recipient clicks on it, your page will open up for them.

What can I do to increase my contribution?

Take advantage of Matching Gifts. Many companies will match contributions made by their employees. This can double or even triple your donation! Ask your employer if they have a Matching Gift program. Support Connection is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. Our EIN/tax ID number is 13-3900612.

I’d like to learn more about the Support-A-Walk.

It’s all here in our Support-A-Walk Overview.

I still have some questions.

Check out our Donate and Fundraise FAQ’s. Or, contact us and we’ll be happy to help! walk@supportconnection.org, 914-962-6402.


For all of our Support-A-Walk fundraising blog posts, click here.

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