Before You Start
As you get started, make a plan and get a friend to help you stick to it. Not sure who to make your accountability partner? Choose us! If you have an idea and need someone to keep you on track, reach out to us at email@example.com. Let’s talk about your idea and put together a plan to guide you through a successful fundraiser. Now, let’s help you figure out how you want to fundraise.
Choosing Your Fundraise Your Way Fundraiser
The best performing FYW events are the ones where people do something from the heart and share their story. To honor a friend with PKD, a woman set up a fundraiser in honor of her friend’s wedding. She created a lovely page and shared her friend’s PKD journey along with the bride and groom’s love story. Through the fundraising page at the wedding, she raised over $1,500.
Your friends want to support you. It’s hard to ignore your friend who’s doing a good thing. Doing good is contagious— others will want to jump on board. Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they donated to a charity based on a request from a friend or family member.
In order to get your ideas flowing, we’ve divided our fundraisers into three categories.
1. Celebration PKD Fundraiser
2. Challenge PKD Fundraiser
Think endurance and “thons”. Dance-a-thon, Peloton-a-thon, half-marathon. How about a fun challenge to engage your supporters? Create the next “ice bucket challenge.” Get your friends together and host a golf tournament. With a little friendly competition, you can have fun while fundraising dollars for research.
3. DIY PKD Fundraiser
Make Your Fundraiser a Success
Once you’ve selected a fundraiser, go to pkdcure.org/fyw to start creating your own fundraising page. This is where the real work comes in. But don’t worry, these tips will help your PKD fundraise reach its goals!
Use Your Tools
What’s the top tip for a successful fundraiser? Using the tools available to you. Update your fundraising page with information about your event, tell your story. So many fundraisers create a page and don’t update it. How is everyone going to learn about your fundraiser? Fact! Those who customize their page raise more money than those who don’t.
Share It Everywhere
No one is going to find your fundraiser if you aren’t sharing it with anyone. Share it on social media, send the link in an email, talk about it at work, text your friends, shout it from a rooftop. Let everyone know about your fundraiser. Your supporters are more likely to open an email from you than from an organization.
Last year, we added a new platform to give you even more options for PKD fundraisers. Tiltify is the first crowdfunding site designed to turn your streams on Twitch, Youtube, or Facebook into a charity fundraiser. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a gamer to do live-stream fundraising. All you need is some streaming software and passion for PKD