FUNDRAISING TIPS

Social Media

Utilizing social media is an easy and effective way to fundraise. Share your story and fundraising page link via Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn. Don’t forget to use #CHOPBuddyWalk.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser
On average, a participant raises 3 times more when creating a Facebook fundraiser!

Create Instagram Stories
Download or screenshot any of the below templates to share via your story. Use our stickers – search “CHOP Buddy Walk®” in the gifs tab of your story. Link your fundraising page to your story.

QR codes
Create a QR code linked to your fundraising page.

Follow + Tag

Use hashtags to CHOP’s official social media accounts in your posts:
Facebook – CHOP
Instagram – @childrensphila
X (formerly Twitter) – @childrensphila
LinkedIn – CHOP

Templates / Samples

Social Media Posts, Texts and Emails

Whether asking for donations, recruiting potential members to your team, or thanking your supporters we have sample communications within the 3 sections below to help get you started.

Donations

Social Media Posts

Texts

Please join me in supporting the CHOP Buddy Walk® by donating to my fundraising page. Together, we will support brighter futures for all individuals with Down syndrome!

CHOP is on the cusp of life-changing discoveries for individuals with Down syndrome. Support me and help accelerate this important work!

I am joining the CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day this October. Please donate and help me reach my fundraising goal!

Emails

Recruitment

Social Media Posts

Texts

I’m joining the CHOP Buddy Walk® this October to support Down syndrome care and research at CHOP, and I want you to join my team!!

I need your help! Join my CHOP Buddy Walk® team and together we can stand up for individuals with Down syndrome!

Emails

Thank You

Social Media Posts

Texts

Thanks so much for supporting the CHOP Buddy Walk®! You are making a true impact on the individuals with Down syndrome at CHOP.

Thank you for joining my team at CHOP Buddy Walk®! You’re helping individuals with Down syndrome get closer to their personal goals and enjoy a brighter future!

Emails

Create a T-shirt Fundraiser Through Bonfire

CHOP is partnering with Bonfire to give participants a free and fun way to fundraise for your CHOP Buddy Walk® team. Teams and individuals can design and sell their own shirts. Wear them at the event – or anytime you’d like! After your T-shirt fundraiser ends, 100% of the proceeds can be added to your DonorDrive fundraising page. It’s a win-win-win to raise your team’s spirits, spread your message of hope and support individuals with Down syndrome!

Download the DonorDrive Mobile Fundraising App

Our goal is to make fundraising simple and easy for you! Download the DonorDrive App from the Apple Store or get it on Google Play. See your fundraising goals, thank your supporters and stay up to date with the latest updates – right from your phone.

Logos

The CHOP Buddy Walk® logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts and print materials. If you have any questions, please contact BuddyWalk@chop.edu BEFORE USE.

NOTE: The CHOP Buddy Walk® & Family Fun Day logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font, symbol or text lock-up.

Why We Walk

Event Details

Ways to Give