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Fundraise Your Way with Komen Greater NYC

Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Tips

So, you're here because you want to fundraise for Komen Greater NYC and support your community by running breast cancer out of town... Well, before we get started, we just want to make sure you feel that virtual hug — it's for you. Seriously, your commitment to Create More Moments is inspiring.

Now that we're both settled on your status as an inspiration, we've got a few ideas to make your campaign a booming success!

Give 100%

Tip 01
Give 100%

Make sure to tell all your donors that you are 100% committed to Creating More Moments and running breast cancer out of town.

Gears turning

Tip 02
Change Your Mindset

While you are asking for money, remember that you are giving people the opportunity to make a tangible impact in the fight against breast cancer.

Thumbs up

Tip 03
Rally Your Team

Whether you're tweeting, texting, calling, emailing, or shouting it to the world in Times Square, be committed. Let people know how far you are from your goal and how they can help.

Piggy Bank

Tip 04
Give To Yourself

The best way to encourage others to give is to see that you've donated to your efforts first! Make a kick-off gift!

Personal letter

Tip 05
Make It Personal

Tell YOUR story about why you are Creating More Moments. Your message center provides you with message templates, but the more personal you make your message, the more people will relate, because so many people have been touched by breast cancer.


Tip 06
Ask, Ask, Ask

You don't get what you don't ask for, so make sure you are asking! Donations don't always come from where you expect them to, so cast a wide net and make each ask personal! Use your message center to personalize emails.


Tip 07
Show Your Gratitude

Say thank you early and often to your donors. Update them on your progress and show them the impact they are having. Use your message center to thank your donors.

Social Media

Tip 08
Get Social

You'll be surprised at the support you'll receive from a Facebook post, Tweet or Instagram photo. You can even update your Facebook Cover Photo!


Tip 09
Think BIG

Ask for specific amounts from people you know can give bigger gifts, and don't be afraid to follow-up with a call if your personal emails are not getting responses. Need advice on how to ask for these gifts? Just email