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WXPN 5k Run for Musicians On Call

Sunday, October 13 (Virtual Run/Walk 10/06-10/13) Directions

Fundraising Tips

Take your fundraising to the next level!

Are you new to fundraising? Need some new ideas to help you reach and surpass your goal? You've come to the right spot! 

Below are a few easy steps to get your fundraising started!

1.  Personalize your fundraising page.

You can do this by signing into your account with RunSignUp at 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

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, and ask again!

Starting from the time you register for the WXPN 5k Run for Musicians On Call until the fundraising deadline, ask your family, friends, co-workers and others in your network for support as you run, or walk ,to help bring the healing power of music. Consider for their support you with a specific dollar amount such as $20, $50, $100. Every dollar counts and makes a difference!

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
4.  Utilize social media

Post on social media to get the word out and encourage family and friends - in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world to join the 5k Run for Musicians On Call!

  • Use the event hashtag #XPNMOC5k in your posts
  • Tag WXPN on Facebook (@885wxpn) and Instagram (@wxpnfm) in your post.
  • Tag Musicians On Call on Facebook (@musiciansoncall) and Instagram (@MusiciansonCall)
  • Don't forget to make your post public!

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

  • Share your personal story or reason why you are participating in the 5k Run for Musicians On Call
  • Share what Musicians On Call 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 5k Run Musicians On Call by sharing the event website
5.  Send a note by mail!

Not everyone is on social media or regularly checks email. Consider sending handwritten letters to ask family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others in your network to donate in support of your efforts. If you receive donations of cash or check, please mail to:

3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please enclose a note describing the individual or team that the donations should be credited to.

6.  Start or join a team!

Teams are a fun way to bring people together. Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in your efforts to help music to the people who need it most – hospital patients. Team members also provide great support to help each other achieve individual goals, and through their collective fundraising, teams make a bigger impact!

7.  Consider a company matching gift program. 

Many employers have a matching gift program and will match charitable 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. If your company does not have a formal matching gift program, ask your company to match each dollar that you and your team members collectively fundraise. This is a great way to double your impact! 

8.  Don't forget to update your network, and thank them!

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 the event is over). Remember to also share updates on your progress with your supporters.


Other Creative Fundraising Ideas:

You've jumpstarted your fundraising by following the steps above - now it's time to get creative! Here are some ideas to help you grow your impact.

1. Birthday donations

In lieu of a gift for your birthday, ask your friends and family to make a donation to support your efforts to fight pediatric cancer and fund hope. 

2. Host a fundraising event!

Get creative with ways to raise awareness and inspire others to donate to a cause you care about by hosting something! Host lemonade stand. Host a bake sale. Host online karaoke. Host online bingo. Host a trivia night. 

3. Host a benefit night at a local restaurant.

Check in with your favorite local restaurants. Many places already have programs in place to help you fundraise at their establishment. The restaurant may not be open to inside dining, but remember this could work for online ordering and take out as well!

4. Organize a dress down day/casual Fridays/spirit day at work.

Select a certain day and allow employees to pay $5 on that day to dress casually/in favorite sports team apparel, etc. 


Here's a quick look at how to manage and share your WXPN 5k Run for Musicians On Call fundraiser page.

For more information, visit the RunSignUp help page.

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