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Thank you for fundraising for our Autism Walk! We can't wait to see you on Saturday, April 27th. Just getting started on fundraising? Here are some tips to help!


Use our Resources

  • Toolkit (Some more more ways to help you                     fundraise)
  • Posters/Fact Sheet (Hang 'em up around the                 office!)
  • Incentives (Do you want a beautiful Buffalo                     themed t-shirt or New Era Cap?)
  • Social Media Guide (Share your story on social             media using these tips!)


Start with friends and family

  • Develop a list of friends and family to ask to                   support you. Include people from your holiday card list, people you see often, people whose fundraising efforts you have                   supported, etc.
  • Instill passion!  Share your “Why I Walk” stories so that people know what an impact Summit has had on individuals and                     families affected by autism.

Raise money online
  • When you register, you automatically create your own personal fundraising page.  Be sure to add your own photo and story to            raise money for the Walk!
  • Add your own personal touch to emails before sending to friends and family.  They are much more likely to respond to a                     personal and passionate story.

Send a fundraising letter
  • Create a letter to mail - be sure to add your personal story and motivation for being a participant in The Summit Center Autism          Walk.

Set aside time to call
  • Refer to your potential list and identify those individuals you want to call and ask for a donation.
     
Ask in person
  • Identify those individuals you will see in a meeting, at the soccer field, in church, at school or work, and ask for a donation.

Involve your company
  • Start a corporate team!  Corporate teams build team spirit and camaraderie - they provide a great opportunity for employees to       work together on a non-work project.
  • Host a “dress down day” at work to raise money for your team.  Ask co-workers to donate $5 (or more) in support of your                   fundraising goals.
  • Double your donations!  Many businesses will match their employee’s charitable donations.  Be sure your donors know Summit       accepts matching gifts and to ask them to check if their employer has a Matching Gift Program.