Share your passion for Camp Fire & help youth thrive.

It’s easy! Visit the Donately.com Camp Fire fundraising page to get started, then invite your friends to join you.

Detailed instructions below.

Start Your Fundraiser

 

 

For full instructions on how to start your fundraiser, click here.

Click “Start a Fundraiser” and fill out the form.

  • In the Description, share why Camp Fire is important to you—share memories, achievements, skills you learned, etc, and why you feel it’s important for kids to have similar experiences
  • Adding a photo further personalizes your page
  • Don’t worry—you’ll have a chance to edit later
  •  When you’re ready, click “Create Fundraiser”
  •  Then, check your email, and look for the confirmation, subject line “Getting started with your new fundraiser”
  • That email will have a link you can use to share with your network on social media, via email, print out for flyers, etc.
  • To edit your page, click the “activating” link in the confirmation email, and refer to “How to activate your donor or fundraiser profile” on page

For information about Camp Fire, download our 2018 Impact Infographic and About Camp Fire Sheet.

Hot tip: Donate to your fundraiser FIRST to get things kicked off!

Start Your Fundraiser

Fundraising Tips:

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:

  • $650 sponsors a kid for a week of overnight camp who would otherwise not have the opportunity
  • $250 sends two kids to summer day camp for a week
  • $150 supports four children in a Camp Fire group to learn life skills for success
  • $50 gives one student conflict resolution training for a semester
  • AMY AMOUNT helps a young person on their journey to THRIVING!

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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.

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START WITH YOUR CLOSE CONTACTSIt’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.

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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

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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!

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DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT—ask a friend or company to match what you’ve raised.

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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!

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NOW MOVE TO SOCIAL MEDIAOnce 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.

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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

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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.

Don’t forget to share what you’re doing on social media!

#campfireforall        #CFAlumni      @CampFireNHQ

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FUNDRAISER IDEAS

Get creative!

  • Share your special day—birthday, anniversary, wedding
  • Skip your morning latte/lunchtime burrito purchase and make a donation instead
  • Drive for a cause—donate a portion of tips earned from food delivery/rideshare/grocery delivery
  • Rollerskate marathon—get people to sponsor you per lap
  • Netflix and chill—have your friends over and donate what they would have spent on going out
  • Game night, trivia competition
  • Bake sale, lemonade stand
  • Spirit week (or day) at the office—dress-down, ugly sweaters, pajamas, band t-shirts
  • Host a potluck or cook-off with participation fee
  • Benefit garage sale with an extra collection jar
  • Pay to play—yard-games, kickball, dodgeball, tag, capture the flag, water balloons
  • Spread the word and raise funds while tailgating
  • Host a movie night in your backyard, or partner with a local movie theater

For full instructions on how to start your fundraiser, click here.

Start Your Fundraiser

Our Promise

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.

Light the fire within