Make Your Walk a Success with these Fundraising Tips!

1-    Manual donation form (PDF)

         Please print and use this form to collect contact and donation information for any donations you receive in person. 

2-    Fundraising Ideas and Tips 

  • Set a team or personal goal.
  • Walk in honour of someone you know or love who has lupus.
  • Start an email campaign that includes your goal, why you are walking, how to donate online, and how to register.
  • Ask ten people for $20 and just like that you have made $200.
  • Ask your company to sponsor you and form a corporate team.
  • Let everyone know about the walk by leaving details on your social media pages, and by sharing and following Lupus Ontario on social media.
  • Ask your mail carrier, delivery driver, teachers, neighbours, coaches and store clerks for a donation.
  • Always say THANK YOU. Send thank you emails, letters and phone calls.

3-    Social Media Tips

  • Do you have a blog? It’s a great way to help us spread the word and get donations even if you can't walk for us!
  • Do you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn? If so, you can help spread the word about your walk webpage to gather donations and ask friends to repost or retweet for you!
  • Make a YouTube video on Why You Walk for Lupus Ontario and share with the world and post it on your webpage. Share with social media. Let us know if you post a video so we can share it with all the Lupus Ontario friends as well.
  • Contact your local newspaper and ask to have someone come to your walk to take photos and write an article. Ask them to write an article prior to your walk. 
  • Add your WALK to as many online calendars in your area.

4-    Team Strategies

  • Ask everyone you know if they would like to join your team- family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Contact them by email or social media and give them the link to your Team Page. Encourage them to create their own fundraising page to raise funds.
  • Where you work:
    • Ask your company to sponsor your team.
    • Challenge another office or branch.
    • Ask your company if they will match the money raised.
    • If someone in your office or their family member has lupus, walk in their honour.
    • Place posters in employee break room, mailroom, copy room etc.
    • After the walk have a team photo placed in the company newsletter.
    • Have a fundraiser at work so those who can’t walk can participate (i.e. raffle, dress down day).
    • Get incentives for the employees to raise more money.
    • Send an email and do an online registration challenge.
  • Encourage team members to contact family, friends, business associates, and anyone they see in the course of their day to make a donation. Tell everyone about the Walk either by email or letter campaign.
  • Post frequently on social media to remind everyone. Ask them to share the links on their sites even if they are not participating in the Walk.

START NOW! Be creative and share your successes with everyone.