Fact Attack! Use Stats to Raise Funds
Tying statistics to your fundraising goals can be a powerful tool.
• 43% of homeless youth have reported attempting suicide. Most are fleeing abuse or neglect. Give $250 and provide for 3 visits to Covenant House's on-site health care clinic where they can see a nurse, doctor or psychiatrist.
• About 40% of homeless youth were under 16 when they first left and may never have known a stable home. Give $500 and provide 6 youth with nutritious meals for an entire week.
• 38% of homeless girls reported being victims of sexual assault. Give $1,000 and provide 5 kids with a week's worth of food, clean clothes and a warm, safe bed.
Reach Your Goal: Use Deadline-Driven Approaches
Goal-oriented messages work. They’re also a great way to follow up with people who haven’t responded to your earlier requests.
Need a Little Help from My Friends
With help from my generous friends, I've collected (insert amount raised) so far for homeless kids, but I still need to raise (insert amount remaining) to reach my goal. I need 5 people to donate (insert dollar amount) today to provide a safe space for kids. Will you help me? (insert personal campaign URL)
This week, I made it halfway to my fundraising goal of (insert fundraising goal)! I am so thankful to all of you who have helped me get this far, and am so excited about what we’re doing for homeless kids. I still have (insert amount remaining) to raise before November 15th when I’ll head out for my night on the street with nothing but a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard - please help me get there! (insert personal campaign URL)
Raising the Bar
I met my (insert fundraising goal) fundraising goal this week, and I couldn’t have done it without my friends and family. You all have amazed me with your generosity, love, and support, and I am so grateful. I feel like celebrating, but you know I can’t stop now. I’m upping my fundraising goal – if I can raise another $1,000, I can ensure that all homeless kids in Covenant House’s crisis shelter have food for another day. Please help me do more. (insert personal campaign URL)
Use Your Email Signature
Include a link to your fundraising page in your email signature to let people know you are participating.
Find out if your or a donor’s company has a matching gift program. Many times employers will match the amount of the gift, thus doubling the donation!