Fundraising Tips


The funds you raise through the ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day help support the Autism Society of Central Virginia's programming all year round.  We offer a wide variety of programs, including social and recreational activities, information & referral services, support groups, educational workshops, advocacy initiatives, and scholarships.  In 2022, the ASCV hosted 362 programs for over 7,000 participants.  With your help, we will continue enhancing and expanding our programs, resources, and support to reach even more individuals and families in our local community.

Build a Team
You can't do it alone--ask friends, family members, and colleagues to join your team! Each team member will get an individual page that links to the team. Set a goal together, inspire some friendly competition, and build toward your goal.

Tell Your Story
Personalize your fundraising page by adding a photo, sharing your story, setting your goal, and making a donation. Help your donors understand why the ASCV is so important to you and how their support makes an impact.

Ask for Support
Remember, the best way to raise money is to ASK! Write letters, send emails, and reach out by phone or text. Share your link on Facebook and in email signatures. You can also connect your fundraising page and your personal Facebook page, creating a Facebook fundraiser to make donations quick and easy.  Share your story and remind donors that their gift is tax deductible and supports the community right here in Central Virginia.

Follow Up
Remind your network--ask more than once! Everyone does it--you see the email or Facebook post, tell yourself you will respond later, and keep scrolling. You forget to come back to it. It can take multiple asks before you catch them at the right time, so keep following up. Silence is not a "no." And be sure to thank them when they do donate!

Share Your Success
Keep track of your donations and keep sharing progress toward your goal. It can help motivate others to give and show your donors their impact on your goal.

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