Fundraising Toolkit

Check out our guide to fundraising for the Walk & Run!

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: for Columbus, for Dayton, and for Toledo.


Fundraising at work can be a very rewarding experience, building relationships between youand other staff members and giving you an opportunity to share the things you care aboutmost. Fundraising at work also gives you a chance to showcase your talents and dedicationto a beyond the water cooler

      Ask about forming a company team! Wearing company t-shirts when you do the Walk givesyour company great exposure!
      Find out about matching gift policies. Some companies will match employee fundraising,or they will match donations made by employees. This is a great way to double or even triple your fundraising power!
      Put a donation jar on your desk and tell your coworkers what you’re fundraising for. Pair it with a bowl of candy and ask your coworkers to drop in some change each time they take a piece. It adds up!
      Host events like cooking contests, cake walks, raffles, and more.

tips and tricks

  • Ask your donors if their employers match charitable gifts. You could double or tripleyour fundraising!
  • If your company has a human resources department, talk to someone who works thereabout fundraising opportunities.