All in for afghan allies virtual race 2022 - fundraising tool kit
All in for Afghan Allies is your chance to raise funds and awareness for Keeping Our Promise's comprehensive resettlement program. Last year, we raised $30,000 and have set a goal to double that amount and raise $60,000. With your help, we can surpass that goal!
People are much more open to donating to an organization when approached by someone they trust who is advocating for a cause. For Keeping Our Promise, that someone is you!
Whether this is your first time raising funds for Keeping Our Promise or you are a seasoned pro, the tips compiled below should help you to get started.
Tips for a Successful Fundraising Experience:
Step 1 - Set a fundraising goal Commit to a fundraising goal so that you and your supporters will have an achievable targeted amount to work towards. Supporters are excited to see how much money has been raised and the impact that they have made on helping you achieve your goal. Once your goal has been reached you can always increase it and set a new goal!
You can set up a fundraising page as either an individual or team. Although it could be a fun bonding experience, a team does not need to race together in order to fundraise as a team. Members of a team don't even need to all live in the same geographic location.
It often helps with fundraising if the fundraiser provides a short narrative to those they are asking contributions from. Something simple regarding how they got involved with the organization or what the organization means to them is sufficient. You can also feel free to use this template:
Step 3 - Make a donation to your fundraising campaign Consider kicking-off your fundraising efforts by making a donation to your own page. Doing so will show your supporters that you too are invested in furthering the mission of Keeping Our Promise.
Step 4 - Invite your community of friends, family and coworkers to join your campaign The more people you invite to join your campaign the greater the chance you will have in successfully achieving your fundraising goal. Take time to brainstorm people or groups you know in your community and network. Family, friends and coworkers are usually most receptive. Peer-to-peer fundraisers had great success last year emailing their contacts, including the link to their race page and asking for support. It really is that simple!
Step 5 - Take time to thank your supporters Showing appreciation for contributions to your campaign is really important. Whether you choose to call, text, email or send a nice note in the mail to your supporters, the choice is yours. Keeping Our Promise will be sending an acknowledgment of the donation from the organization, but it is nice for you to make your supporters feel confident that they have made the right decision by supporting this cause.
Helpful PDF with Tips from Flipcause regarding Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Sponsorship letter - This template may be helpful to you if you wish to solicit sponsorship from a business: Sponsorship letter. Please make sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you solicit a business so that we don't duplicate your efforts.
Social Media images - Below are graphics that KOP is using for All in for Afghan Allies if you want to share them on your social media pages when inviting your network to donate. To save the image, you can right click on the image and follow the prompt to Save Image As.