FUNDRAISING TIPS

Thanks for being part of the 2020 Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk! To help you make the most of your participation – and raise money for the DSA of Greater Charlotte – we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help individuals with Down syndrome. Share this page with your teammates!

SHARE YOUR WHY

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for DSA of Greater Charlotte.

DONATE

Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

ASK EVERYONE

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Relatives? Neighbors? 

GET SOCIAL

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels.

EMAILS

Send individual emails to your family and friends. Remember to be specific when asking for a donation. 

TEXT MESSAGING

Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

Check with your HR department to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

RECRUIT OTHERS

Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation.

Thank You, You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors because without them, DSA of Greater Charlotte would not be the organization it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraising efforts can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved – and raise more money for kids with Down syndrome – by following these simple tips.

RECOGNIZE SUPPORTERS

Give your supports a SHOUT OUT with a tag or @Mention! This can encourage others to donate while showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages. Thank them!

USE HASHTAGS

Use #BuddyWalkCharlotte in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your fundraising progress!

TAG US

Tag @DSAGreaterCharlotte on Facebook, @DSAGC_NC on Twitter or @DSAGreaterCharlotte on Instagram so we can follow along.

LINK TO US!

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about Down syndrome and donate using your personal account.