Download the PDF in full, or choose from a range of topics by clicking the links below. This toolkit combines many years of fundraising know-how, but there's always room for growth. If you have a great fundraising idea or feedback on this toolkit, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Columbus, email@example.com for Dayton, and firstname.lastname@example.org for Toledo.
[__] Donate to yourself
it shows your donors you’re right there with them.
[__] Add a personal note to your fundraising page.
Send a link to your family and friends.
[__] Email your family and friends at least three times.
It can take a few reminders to get donations.
[__] Reach new people on Twitter!
It’s a great way to spread the word.
[__] Get matching gifts! Many companies match gifts made by employees.
See the list on our website and tell your donors.
[__] Host an event!
Big or small, events raise money. Consider holidays as a time to get people together.
[__] Ask a local business you frequent for a donation.
Offer them a community business supporter sign.
If you have a desirable skill like cooking, offer your time in exchange for donations.
[__] Don’t discount the small stuff. Collect change around the house.
Got questions? We’re happy to help!