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2016 WALK BLOG #21- Last Minute Fundraising Tips & Ideas

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We can’t wait to see you at Zoo America on October 30th for our 6th annual Walk-for-Wishes Susquehanna Valley! For many of our walkers, Sunday will mark a long season of fundraising. If you haven’t reached your fundraising goal yet, don’t give up! Check out some of these last minute fundraising tips to help give you the final push to meet your goal!

Tip #1: Use social media! Tweet, snap, gram, and Facebook your Make-A-Wish fundraising goal! Check out our previous walk blog for an in-depth explanation on how to use the Friendraiser. Friendraiser allows you to post directly to Facebook. Make your posts personal and don’t forget to mention the clock is ticking! Life can get crazy, sometimes a helpful reminder is necessary!

Tip #2: Be sure to say thank you! Between posting and texting, we forget how useful a phone call can be! Pick up the phone and call the folks who have already donated to your goal. Thank them and ask him/her to help you finish strong. Ask your supporters to find another family member or friend who will match the donation they have already made!

Tip #3: Try to match it! It’s a daunting task, but extend your fundraising into a larger community. Ask your office, school, or local pizza shop if they would be willing to match a donation you have already received. This can help you reach your fundraising goal and grow your community’s support of Make-A-Wish!

Tip#4: Give it away! We know many of our walkers are crafty and creative! Make something and post it as a giveaway on your social media. Offer to make dinner, create a fall wreath, or give away last year’s Christmas gift. Who knows, someone may want it!  Explain that whoever donates the highest amount will receive your give away!

Tip#5: Hold an event! There is still time to hold an event, and our walk blog is full of ideas! Have a bake sale, create a raffle, or hold a craft night! Check out our previous wish blog for some spooktacular Halloween ideas!

CALLING ALL TEAM CAPTAINS: We want to hear how about your fundraising successes this walk season! Send us your ideas and successes! Be sure to tag us @philadelphiawish on Facebook and @MakeAWishPHL on all others! Check out our walk blog this Friday for some important walk information! We will cover all you need to know about parking, registration, and walk fun! Can’t wait to see you at Zoo America!

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