FUNDRAISING RESOURCES

Thanks for joining us in the 31-Day Challenge! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for breakthrough research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help the kids. Share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Share with family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.

Donate

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

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies. Encourage teammates to do the same.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Create a Facebook fundraiser.

Emails

Send individual emails to each of your family members and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips.

Text Messaging

Looking for a quick and easy way to fundraise? Send a text message! Be sure to include your fundraising page URL and maybe a fun photo.

2X Your Impact

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

Follow Up

Most people are willing to help but some might need a reminder. Don’t be afraid to follow up and let them know any amount can help!

Thank You, You and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors because without them CHOP would not be the hospital 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 fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved by following the simple tips below.

Recognize Your Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Always give people the opportunity to learn more about CHOP and donate using your personal URL.

Use Hashtags

Use #31Days4CHOP in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your progress in miles and fundraising! You may even see your post on the 31-Day Challenge website!

Tag Us

Tag @Children’sHospitalofPhiladelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.

Show Your Support

Download this flyer, write in why you’re participating, then hold it for a photo that you can share with family and friends on your fundraising page, on your social media accounts or through email and text.

Connect to Facebook

Did you know participants with a Facebook fundraiser raise 3x more? Make it easy for your online friends to donate and create yours today! Log in to your event fundraising portal and select “create a Facebook fundraiser” to get started!

Social Media Resources

Utilize the below templates for your Social Stories to let your followers know why you are participating and how they can support you! Fill in the blanks or add your own photo and share with your networks. For mobile devices, tap and save the images below to your phone. For desktop users, download the complete collection here.

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Engage your Followers

Bingo BoardLooking for a new way to fundraise? Try engaging your followers using the 31 Day Challege Donation Board! Post the image on your Facebook or Instagram and update as you go by marking an X on the spaces that have been donated. You can even tag who donated in that spot!

This gives you a great way to recognize your followers for their donation, get others donating and allows your donors to repost their donation! Make sure to include your customized fundraising link in your profile or tag your Facebook fundraiser so people can make their donation.