Paige's Butterfly Run

Virtual Race - August 15th - 20th, 2020 Syracuse, NY US 13202
Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Are you new to fundraising? Need some new ideas to help you reach and surpass your goal? You've come to the right spot! But if you still need some help or have some questions, please contact info@pbrun.org

Here are some easy steps to get your fundraising started and remember to aim high!

1.  Personalize your fundraising page: You can do this by signing into your account with RunSignUp at https://runsignup.com/Login and then go to your Profile by clicking on icon in the upper right hand corner. From your Profile, scroll down to your Fundraising section of your profile. Click "Edit Fundraiser" next to the fundraiser to Manage.

Here you can do things like:

  • Add or update your photo
  • Create a slideshow for your page - Click here to learn how!
  • Tell your story of why you are participating
  • Set your goal

If you make changes, don't forget to click on "Save Fundraiser Changes".

2.  Make a personal gift and kick start your fundraising and lead by example by making a personal gift. Others will also be more likely to give if they see that you have too!

3.  Ask, ask and continue to ask: Starting from the time you register for Paige's Butterfly Run until the fundraising deadline, ask your family, friends, co-workers and others in your network for support as you run or walk to fight pediatric cancer in Central New York.

To find your custom fundraising URL and see what your sharing options are, you will need to be signed into RunSignUp. While signed in, scroll down to your Fundraising section of your profile. Here you will find your personalized fundraising URL.

If you are currently editing your fundraiser, or viewing donations, then you can simply click on the “Links/Sharing” button on the left frame main menu, and this will allow you to view the Fundraiser Sharing Options page.

From this page, you can:

  • Share you custom URL on social media including Facebook and Twitter
  • Copy and paste your custom URL for your fundraising outreach emails 

Consider asking family, friends, co-workers and others in your network to support you for a specific dollar amount such as $20, $50, $100. Every dollar counts and makes a difference!

4.  Social media: Post on social media to get the word out and encourage family and friends - in Central New York, across the country, and around the world to join Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run.

  • Use the event hashtag #PaigesButterflyRun2020 in your posts
  • Tag Paige's Butterfly Run on Facebook (@PaigesButterflyRun) and Instagram (@paigesbutterflyrun) in your post

Leading up to the run/walk, here are some post ideas:

  • Share your personal story or reason why you are running/walking in Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run
  • Share what Paige's Butterfly Run means to you
  • Share photos or videos of your team t-shirts and signs
  • Share photos or videos of yourself training for the run/walk
  • Share photos or videos of your team members
  • Encourage others to participate in Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run by sharing the event website (runsignup.com/pbrvirtual)

5.  Start or join a team: Just because Paige's Butterfly Run went virtual doesn't mean you cannot form a team. Teams are a fun way to bring people together virtually. Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in your efforts of helping kids fighting pediatric cancer in Central New York. Team members also provide great support to help each other achieve individual goals, and through their collective fundraising, teams make a bigger impact!

6.  Company matching gift program: Most employers have a matching gift program and will match donations made by their employees. Each company has its own approach to charitable giving, so please be sure to confirm matching gift program guidelines directly with your employer. 

7.  Continue updating and thanking: Thank you notes are SO important! Make sure to thank people who are making donations in a timely manner (for example: don't wait until August when the event is over). Remember to also share updates on your progress with your supporters.

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