Fundraising Tips


We find the most successful fundraisers are those who approach their friends and  family for support. Your group of supporters will want to help you because this cause matters to you!

Raise $500 in a WEEK... All you have to do is ASK!

Use these few simple steps: 
Day 1: Sponsor yourself                                   $25
Day 2: Ask 4 family members for $25               $100
Day 3: Ask 5 friends for $20                             $100
Day 4: Ask 5 co-workers for $20                      $100
Day 5: Ask 5 neighbors for $20                        $100
Day 6: Ask 3 frequented businesses for $25     $75
Day 7: Celebrate your accomplishment!  

Find out if your company has a matching gifts program. Matching gifts can double your money!

Make a list of those to contact:

  • Parents
  • Siblings 
  • In-Laws 
  • Aunts/Uncles 
  • Cousins 
  • Children 
  • Nieces/Nephews 
  • Grandparents 
  • College friends
  • Fraternity/Sorority friends
  • High school friends
  • Facebook friends
  • Children’s teachers
  • Neighbors
  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Babysitter
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Landlord/Manager
  • Real estate agent
  • Therapist
  • Physician 
  • Pet Groomer/Vet
  • Barber/Stylist
  • School
  • Manicurist
  • Gym/Yoga Studio
  • Pharmacist
  • Work
  • Bowling League
  • Gym or Yoga
  • Place of Worship
  • Golf Course/Country Club

Don’t forget....YOU can make a Personal Donation

Social Media

As we all know social media has become one of the most powerful outlets in today’s world. We encourage you to
utilize it to help you succeed in your fundraising efforts. We have included some sample messages you can post to your Facebook profile, Twitter page, or LinkedIn profile. Social media networks reach far more than a phone call or email will and we know you can make a difference reaching out to yours!

Message One, after registration:

I’ve registered to participate in the Outrunning Autism 5K and Fun Walk. I am asking for your support as I compete to raise awareness and funds for FEAT of Louisville in honor of <insert your reason for participating>. Visit my webpage to learn more <insert hyperlink to your personal page here>.

Message Two, throughout campaign:

I’m halfway to my goal, and only need $x more to reach it! Will you help me? Visit my page and make your donation today <insert hyperlink here>.

Message Three, throughout campaign:

It’s only ___ weeks before the Outrunning Autism 5K and Fun Walk and I am so excited to participate and make a difference in the lives of those impacted by autism <Share your personal reason for participating here>. Please support my efforts and visit my personal webpage to learn more! <insert hyperlink here>.

Message Four, after walk:

Thank you so much to everyone who supported my efforts to raise money for FEAT of Louisville. The Outrunning autism 5K and Fun Walk was this past weekend and we had a fabulous time! I was able to raise <$>! Thank you for your help.

Key Points to remember when utilizing Social Media:

  • Always include a link to your personal fundraising page.
  • Don’t be afraid to post frequently. Remember how quickly messages end up on the next page with everyone sharing their own statuses. Make your posts regular and frequent.
  • Use #RUN4AUTISM and #FEAT5K when posting

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