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EMAILS OR LETTERS?

Email is the fastest way to get your online fundraising website information out to all your family and friends. It is also a great tool for sending event updates and reminder emails. Letters take a bit more time but can be really effective at letting people know how serious you are about reaching your goal. Ideally, use both!

 

Some people you know will respond better to a letter, knowing you took the time to write and mail one. Others may prefer the ease of simply clicking on a link in an email to donate on line. Many people will need more than one request to donate, so it’s okay to send your invitation to donate via both email and letter.

USE FACEBOOK, TWITTER, FLICKR AND BLOGGING!


Social media is a great way to self-promote! Connect with people who you would normally not be in regular contact with and let them know you are fundraising. You can link your fundraising website to Facebook, twitter and more.

 

o   Use your FB status update with your website link

o   Tweet your web link to let people know what you are doing.

o   Start a fan page on FB and invite all of your “friends” to be a fan.

     Be sure to include your fundraising page web link on your fan

     page and send out periodic updates.

o   You can also start a blog that chronicles your journey to the top of the tower!

 

Who do you know?

The key to building a successful fundraising campaign depends on asking everyone you know for support. Start with your rolodex, email contacts, address book, cell phone numbers, holiday card lists, wedding invitations, or party invite lists. Think about everyone that your life touches and ask him or her to make a donation. If you spend money someplace regularly like the dry cleaner, salon, child care, dog walker…don’t be afraid to let them know you’re fundraising. They value your business!

 

The list of people you know just might surprise you! Use this helpful tool to remind yourself just how many people you know!

Bed and Breakfast                           

Nursing Home                               

Bowling                                          

Camp          

Child Care                               

Pharmacy                                        

Post Office                                  

Recycling Center                          

Church                                           

Resort                                          

Chamber of Commerce

Clinic                                  

Garden Center                                  

Golf Course   

Hardware Store              

Health Club                                     

Hospital                       

Kennel                                         

Library                                            

Museum        

Restaurant                                      

School – High School                       School – College           

Supermarket           

Tanning Salon               

Tennis Court                                   

Volunteer Group                            

Warehouse                                      

Yacht Club                                

Other People …

Bank Teller            Best Man            Bridesmaids          

Children’s Friends’ Parents           Children’s Teachers                      College Friends                                                                          

 Mailman                 Military Friends          Neighbors             People from Past Jobs                    

  People You Grew Up with           Play Bridge with                Play Sports with               

High School Friends                  Fraternity/Sorority Friends