It’s All About the Fundraising!
Make the Ask! Tip: the best days to ask for donations to IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency are Fridays, the 15th and last day of the month, which are paydays for many! The #1 reason people give is that they are asked!
- E-mail: Upload your contact list from your email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) directly to your Participant Center. This is an easy way to track who has joined your team, received your e-mails and/or donated. Send an e-mail using our template asking your friends and family to join your team or make a donation.
- Social Media: Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or some other type of social media? These can be valuable tools for recruiting team members and raising funds. Use the hashtag #WalkforPI in all of your posts.
- Phone: Call the people you are closest with, and ask them to support your efforts. This makes for a more intimate conversation about the importance of their participation.
- Mail: Write or type a letter, and add a few photos of you and your family at the walk. Mail it to your friends and colleagues to catch them up and ask for their support.
- In-Person: People are more likely to donate when they are asked in-person than any other form of communication because the conversation is more in-depth and personal.
Be sure to thank your potential donors for their time, whether they give to you or not!
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All donations made to IDF are tax-deductible. For donations made online, an e-mail receipt will be sent. For checks, we will mail an acknowledgment letter. For your records, IDF's tax identification number is 52-1214782.
Consider matching gifts! It’s as simple as asking your employer for a matching gift form. Mail the matching gift form to the IDF office for us to complete. As soon as IDF receives the matching funds from your company, we will add to your total! Click here to see if your company matches employee charitable gifts. If you don’t see your company listed there, check with your Human Resources department.