FUNDRAISING TIPS

Thanks for being part of the 2021 CHOP Buddy Walk®! To help you make the most of your participation, we’ve compiled resources you can use to help raise money for CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program. Share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Share your story on your personalized fundraising page! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP’s Trisomy 21 Program.

Donate

Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising – it doesn’t matter the amount. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have given!

Get Social

Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels. Download CHOP Buddy Walk® templates for Instagram and Facebook to spread the word! More info below.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Relatives? Neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies and encourage your teammates to do the same. Download our Team Fundraising Guide.

Emails

Send individual emails to your family and friends. Remember to be specific when asking for a donation. See our Email Writing Tips.

Send a Text

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

2x Your Impact

Check with your HR department or search our matching gifts directory to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or make a donation. Download this PowerPoint template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.

 

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Did you know that participants with a Facebook Fundraiser raise over 3x more? They are a fast and simple way to expand your fundraising, making it easy for your online friends. Log in to your event fundraising portal and select “create a Facebook Fundraiser” to get started!
 

Thank You, You and You!

Remember to thank ALL 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 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.

Download Templates

Try out our CHOP Buddy Walk® templates for your Instagram posts and stories. Make sure to share the graphics with your teammates and tag CHOP in your posts! 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 Potential Donors

Looking for a new way to fundraise? Try engaging your followers using the CHOP Buddy Walk® Donation Board! Post the image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, then update as you go by marking an X on the spaces that have been donated. You can even tag the person who donated!

Recognize 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!

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 URL.

Use hashtags

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

Tag us

Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.

Logos

The CHOP Buddy Walk® logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. 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.

The CHOP Buddy Walk® logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font or symbol and text lock-up.