TOOLS & TIPS
Personalize Your Webpage
- Set a fundraising goal
- Add a photo of yourself
- Personalize the text
Ask, ask, ask!
Why don't some people give money? Because they’re never asked! Make a commitment to ask at least one person every day for a donation. Print the pledge form to collect offline donations and bring it everywhere you go.
Post to Social Media
Announce your participation on Facebook and Twitter and include a link to your participant page. Share your goal and keep everyone posted on how you are doing and how far you need to go to reach your goal.
Invite past donors to renew their donation
Many donors give to the same charity year after year. Don’t be afraid to remind them that you’re participating again this year.
Keep the momentum
The earlier you start fundraising, the better. Always follow up with every person you’ve asked. And if they donated, please be sure to thank them.
Make it real
If you’ve got a story, special memory or fantastic person you’re participating for, write about it on your participant page and share it when you ask for donations! It will motivate people to support your fundraising efforts.
Organize a party before the event and ask your family and friends for donations! Involve your workplace and challenge your co-workers by placing a fundraising thermometer and spare-change jar on your desk. Every penny counts!
Tips for increasing pledges
- Contribute yourself first and then ask friends, family, co-workers, and your employer to match your donation
- Find out if your employer has a “matching donation” program
- Send the link to your personal page to your email contacts
- Print the pledge form and leave it in the lunchroom at work with a personal note and an envelope for collecting pledges
- Plan a fundraising event—a coffee and cookie day, a backyard BBQ or a garage sale
Remember, the reasons you are asking for pledges:
- Today, more than 22,500 Manitobans have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia
- 43% of Manitobans have a family member or close friend with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia
- The number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is growing at an alarming rate and by 2038 it is expected to reach over 40,700 in Manitoba.
The Alzheimer Society offers information, support, education and advocacy for people
with dementia and for their caregivers.They also fund research to help and find a cure.