It’s easy! Visit the Donately.com Camp Fire fundraising page to get started, then invite your friends to join you.
Detailed instructions below.
Click “Start a Fundraiser” and fill out the form.
Fundraising often takes a little creativity and persistence, but it’s vitally important to Camp Fire’s mission and you can do it. Know that your effort will make a big difference. THANK YOU!
SET YOUR GOAL—Know that ANY AMOUNT lights a spark and makes an impact! Here’s an example of what your donations can do:
GET THE BALL ROLLING—Nobody likes to be first. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get your fundraising off to a good start by making the first contribution. This will make others more likely to get involved.
START WITH YOUR CLOSE CONTACTS—It’s always best to start by emailing your close because they are the most likely to donate. Try sending some quick personal messages to your inner circle to build up some momentum. Then use the email template you customized to reach all of your other contacts.
LEVERAGE YOUR FOLLOWERS—put a call to action on Instagram, Tumblr & Snapchat; make a TikTok or YouTube video; live stream your gameplay on Twitch; make a LinkedIn post; DM your favorite Reddit contributors
CONTINUE THANKING AND UPDATING SOCIAL MEDIA—As more of your network gets behind you, keep thanking them on social media and make sure you continue to share your progress!
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT—ask a friend or company to match what you’ve raised.
ADD YOUR WHY TO THE EMAIL—We’ve put together an email template you can use right from your fundraising page. The most important thing you can add to this message is why you are fundraising. Let your family and friends know why this matters to you—that’s what they care about most!
NOW MOVE TO SOCIAL MEDIA—Once you’ve sent your first batch of emails, it’s time to turn to social media. One of the best strategies to use on both Facebook and Twitter is tagging and thanking people that have already donated while you are asking for new donations, which shows people are supporting you, and spreads your message.
REENGAGE WITH EMAIL—Don’t hesitate to send a few follow up emails. Emails are easy to overlook and people often open them up quickly and then forget to go back to them. Use email to keep people up to date with your progress as you hit different milestones (50% raised, 75% raised, etc.) and ask supporters to help you hit the next milestone
EMAIL ISN’T THE ONLY WAY—Consider asking people in your neighborhood, local businesses, your employer, and other clubs/groups/teams/houses of worship you’re a part of to support your fundraising goal.
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Young people want to shape the world.
Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.
In Camp Fire, it begins now.