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Start now! The earlier you begin asking friends and family for donations, the more funds you will raise for the RMH families!
Set a goal! Challenge yourself! Set a fundraising goal that is high, yet attainable!
Use your network! Reach out to everyone that you know. You never know how generous people are until you ask!
Create or join a team! Gather your friends, family and coworkers and fundraise as a team for virtual camaraderie!
Create custom emails! People are much more prone to donate when you show your passion for the cause in your emails, rather than sending generic, pre-made emails.
Make an email schedule! Make a schedule to send emails to your network. You first email should announce virtual participation, another should ask for donations, and the final should be a last chance email.
Keep asking! Don’t be shy about reminding people! People are busy and can easily forget, all it takes is a simple reminder.
Push through social media! Social media is the easiest way to reach your network, share through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and any other social media platforms you might use.
Be creative! Host fundraisers, give out brochures, add the link to your email signature, the list of ideas to spread the word and raise money goes on and on!
Customize your fundraising page! Show your passion for the organization, tell people why you are doing this, and remind them of who they are helping!
Send personalized thank you notes! Once you’ve completed your fundraising, send out notes letting your supporters know of your successes and thank them for helping you get there!
Remember why you’re doing this! You are doing this for the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House. The money that you raise will support the mission of the House, and will go directly to these families. Don’t lose sight of this during the fundraising process! It will make it easier for you to ask if you remember this.