Online Fundraising: Keep the Momentum Going

ANNUAL SUPPORT-A-WALK ~ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

Tips for Online Fundraisers


As the Walk gets closer, it’s important to keep the momentum going! Here are some tips to help boost your fundraising:


Keep It Simple

Send an email from your own email account (Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) asking friends and family to donate. Make sure to include the URL of your fundraising page, so they can click the link, see your page, and donate.

Keep your email short and simple! Need ideas on what to say? Here’s a sample.

Tell a story

Personalize your page with a photo and a little bit about why you’re passionate about our cause. Your page will speak for itself. To see a great example, look at Maria’s page.

You can also tell your story in the emails you send.

Share on social media

Share your page on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. A few friendly reminders will encourage people to join your efforts. Here’s how:

Sign in to your account at Firstgiving and click “Edit.” You’ll see options for posting to Facebook and Twitter.

OR: While viewing YOUR fundraising page, click the icons at the top for LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Use your email signature

Add a message  to your email signature. It’s a simple way to remind people!

Write a simple message, such as “I’m raising funds for breast and ovarian cancer support. Please donate!” Include your fundraising page URL.

Now, every email you send reminds people to give.

Let our videos and audio speak for you

Let people see and hear what the Walk is all about and why it’s important!

Share our videos: This video is about the Support-A-Walk. This video shows what a difference Support Connection makes in so many lives.

Share a message from Jane, one of our Walk ambassadors. Listen to recording:


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/walk2017. Include this URL in your emails. When the recipient clicks on it, your page will open up for them.

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

Click here for 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.