Your fundraising makes a HUGE impact in the lives of Palestinian children!
When you are raising money for an important cause, it is a lot easier to fundraise than you think is possible. That’s because every dollar counts towards supporting Palestinian steadfastness and freedom! We also have tips, toolkits, and resources to help you fundraise. You will reach the fundraising minimum of $300 in no time.
Always remember, you are raising money for a great cause, NOT for yourself. People WANT to help you have an impact on the lives of Palestinian children and families!
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Set up your fundraising page. Add a photo and a little about who you are and why you care about making life better for kids in Palestine. Make the first donation to your own fundraising page. This encourages others to give and shows people how important this cause is to you.
Whenever you ask for donations, telling people why you are participating is very important. Why do you raise money for Palestinian children? What drives you to be a part of a fundraiser that protects Palestinian rights? What do the programs that the Ride funds mean to you?
BE UP FOR A CHALLENGE
Set your fundraising goal. Choose an amount that’s realistic but challenging. If you think you can raise $500 you can probably raise $1,000!
You are dedicating your time to support an important cause. The people in your life will be happy to support you! Gather the email addresses of your friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, and everyone you know. Personalize this email template and send it to all of them. You can do this right from your fundraising page or send an email with your page’s donate link.
..AND ASK AGAIN!
Don’t hesitate to reach out a second or third time to ask your people to support you! People often forget about an email or a social media post, but sending out reminders and texting or calling to follow up helps make sure that everyone who wants to give has the chance to. You’ll be surprised how many people give when you ask again.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS YOUR FRIEND
Share photos, donation requests, your goal, success stories, and a link to your fundraising page on all the social media platforms you belong to. Don’t hesitate to share why you ride for Palestine and make a couple posts reminding people to support you.
It makes it easier for people to donate if they don’t have to decide what’s too much or too little and if they are contributing to a “mini-goal.” For instance you can send an email that says, “This week I’m asking ten people to give $10 each and I hope you’ll be one.” Don’t worry about asking for an amount that’s too high. People won’t be offended and they’ll just give what they can afford.
MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE!
Most of your fundraising will be done online through this site but your grandmother may not like to donate online, you probably don’t have the email address of your mail carrier, and you only have a mailing address for your old roommate. Use our donation form for these offline or mail-in donations.