Fundraising Tips

The Circle of Friends program is an opportunity to bring the community together to support the patients and families of the hospital. Every dollar you raise helps save and improve the life of a child.

Fundraising is easier than you think! Here are some tips to get you started. If you're a team captain, download the team captain checklist to help guide your team through the event.


Tip #1: Personalize your fundraising page

  • Add an image or photo that illustrates your story.
  • Share your reasons for why you are participating in this year's event.

Download a step-by-step guide on how to personalize your page.

Tip #2: Set a fundraising goal

  • Make your goal challenging but attainable.
  • Lead by example and make a self-donation.
  • Follow up with your network again once you reach your goal!

Tip #3: Ask, ask, ask

Tip #4: Maximize donations through matching gift programs

Encourage friends and family to check with their Human Resources department to see if their company has a corporate matching gift program. Our Matching Gifts tool can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Your supporters will need to complete a matching gift form (available from their company's Human Resources department) and send it in with their donation.

Tip #5: Thank your supporters

Don't forget to send thank you messages to your friends and family for their support. A sample thank you e-mail can be found in your participant center. Or, consider publicly thanking your donors on social media.

We hope you find these tips useful in your fundraising efforts. If you have any questions, review the FAQ or contact us.