General Fundraising Advice

Here are some general fundraising tips:

  • Register and start fundraising for your Team Hope Walk as soon as possible, preferably three to five months before the walk date.
  • Set a fundraising goal for yourself.
  • As soon as you register, download and read the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask. Reach out to your family members, friends, co-workers, businesses you frequent, etc.
  • The best way to get a donation is to ask for a donation! Ask early and often!
  • Don’t get discouraged by someone saying no. You may hear no ten times before you hear a yes, and it could be a big yes!
  • Be sure to ask in person, through email, through your social media accounts, and even letter writing campaigns on a regular basis.
  • Be positive and upbeat when you ask - it’s hard to say no to a smile.
  • Plan a wrap event to help you raise money for the walk. A wrap event can be a car wash, bake sale, dine in for a cause, in your genes, etc. Ask your HDSA Regional Director for more ideas!

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