Fundraising Tips

GET THE WORD OUT

overtheedge 2017 200pxYou’ve registered to rappel down a 12-story building to help end child abuse and child exploitation. That’s a story for the books, so be proud of it! Spread the word by telling everyone about your involvement with Over The Edge and McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Send out emails with the link to your fundraising website to all of your loved ones so they can also participate in your amazing journey. We suggest sending several email blasts throughout the process to make sure you are thanking your supporters & updating them on your progress!

THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

Your fundraising goal does not have to be set at the minimum. Remind your donors that every dollar given will help end child abuse and child exploitation in Central New York. 

MAKE A SELF DONATION

Sometimes getting your first donation is the hardest. When you register for Over The Edge, you have already made a $100 gift towards your goal. Your commitment to our mission will inspire others to take action. Ask those closest to you to match your gift. Then, when your larger network visits your page, they will be inspired by the generosity of others & your progress toward your goal.

ASK YOUR EMPLOYER ABOUT MATCHING GIFTS

Did you know that your generous donation could be doubled (or even tripled!) without costing you a dime? Many companies have programs that will match the amount you give to McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center - effectively doubling your donation. Ask your manager about your company’s matching program.

TELL YOUR STORY!

Customize your personal fundraising page by including a picture and a story telling donors why YOU want to rappel down 12 stories and help McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. These little personal touches can be the difference between a $100 and a $0 donation.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU SHARE

Since we are living in 2018, it is pretty safe to assume you’re either constantly checking your Facebook and Twitter or taking selfies to post on your Instagram. Why not use those networks to help you reach your goal? Link your fundraising page to your social media accounts and use as many hashtags as you can to get yourself to the top! Don’t forget about LinkedIn! And be sure you are following McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center so you can share our posts & photos.

HAND-WRITTEN LETTERS ARE NOT DEAD

Everyone loves receiving a heartfelt, hand-written letter. Find or make some cool stationery to write a personal letter and show your donors how important they were in helping you conquer One Park Place!

If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720