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Fundraising Templates

Make fundraising that much easier using the templates below! Copy and paste them straight off the site, personalize them with your information and send them out to as many people as possible via text, Facebook, email and any other way you can think of, during this season of giving! However you reach out - always remember to thank your donors, with a template here for that as well. 

Text Templates

“Hi! I’m part of a philanthropic organization at SDSU called Dance Marathon. We raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego. Today, we’re hosting a Giving Tuesday in honor of the giving season. I wanted to ask if you would donate to support the kiddos at Rady Children’s Hospital. Here’s the link! Insert personal link. Thank you!”

“In honor of the giving season, my organization Dance Marathon is hosting a Giving Tuesday where we are trying to hit a goal of ___. This money will go directly to Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego and I am asking for donations to my personal donor drive. Insert personal link. Thank you!”

“Hi! I’m involved in a philanthropic organization at SDSU called Dance Marathon. All of our donations go directly to Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego. I wanted to ask if I could venmo request you $5 to support the kiddos. I also have a personal donor drive that you could donate directly into. Insert personal link. Thank you!”

Facebook Templates

Generic: 

Friends and family,

Rady Children’s Hospital is an organization that means so much to me. This year our fundraising goal is $365,000 to represent the fight for the kids every day. Any amount helps and I will be fundraising until February 21st for our big 15 hour Dance Marathon for the kids!! If you would like to donate, just click the link below and click “Support Me”. Any amount is greatly appreciated! insert personal link

Dance Marathon gives back to children and their families at Rady Children’s Hospital. This school year our goal for the year is $365,000 to represent the 365 days we fight for the kids! Please help me in my efforts to raise insert personal fundraising goal by February 21st for our main 15 hour event. Any amount is greatly appreciated, thank you! insert personal link

 

Giving Tuesday:

As many of you may know, I am involved in a non-profit organization called Dance Marathon. On February 21-22 I will be dancing for 15 hours for the children at San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital. So far I have raised insert current amount raised and I am hoping to exceed my goal of insert personal fundraising goal. Whatever you are willing and able to donate makes a huge difference! Please consider donating to my fundraising page and supporting our efforts to raise money for the kids! insert personal link

Giving Tuesday is a day that inspires charitable giving during the holiday season. As some of you may know, I am apart of Dance Marathon and am raising money for the children at Rady Children’s Hospital. It would mean so much if you are willing and able to donate to help me reach my fundraising goal to give back to the kids and families at the hospital. If you would like to donate, please click the link below and click “Support Me”. Thank you so much! insert personal link

Don't forget to set up a Facebook fundraiser for yourself! The average fundraiser raises $150, more than the minimum!! Check out our how to graphics here. 

Email Templates 

Pro Tip:

Use your Donor Drive to send out emails in an efficient and professional way. Click the image above for our How To Video! 

Generic Email

 

Dear Insert Donor Name,

 

This year I am partaking in the largest philanthropic organization at San Diego State University, Dance Marathon! All year long we raise money for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital. Our year of fundraising will culminate in a 15-hour dance marathon taking place on February 21-22 of 2020 where we dance for the kids who can’t. This year we are hoping to reach our goal of $365,000. Why $365,000? Because we are for the kids 365 days a year! 

 

My own overall personal goal is to raise Insert Personal Goal Here and I need your help in order to achieve this. All the funds are donated directly to support the needs of the children and families during their fight with injuries and illnesses. Your donation will fund research, training, equipment, and uncompensated care. 

 

I personally chose to get involved with this organization because I believe all children deserve a healthy and happy childhood. Rady goes above and beyond for their patient families and I am so proud to be supporting such an amazing hospital. Insert your “why” and/or personal experience.

 

It would mean a lot if you would consider donating to this life-changing cause. Any amount can help save a life. Thank you for allowing me to express my love for this organization. If you would like to support my fundraising efforts, please click the link below or venmo me @VenmoUsername

 

Donor Drive Link

 

For The Kids,

Your Name

Giving Tuesday 

(Previous Donors) 

Hello Friends and Family,

 

TODAY (12/3) is Giving Tuesday.

 

If you did not know, this year I am taking partaking in the largest philanthropic organization on campus, Dance Marathon at SDSU!

 

This organization donates every penny we raise to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital here in San Diego. I am especially proud to be supporting this hospital because they don’t turn any child away, regardless of their family’s ability to pay for their treatment. DM fights for the kiddos!

 

The year-long fundraising leads up to the big event in February where we dance for 15 hours straight for the kids who can’t! Our goal is to raise $365,000 by February 22nd because we are for the kids 365 days a year.

 

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we are having a fundraising push day. Today alone, I am determined to raise Insert Personal Goal Here for the kiddos who are fighting for their lives!

 

Your money will support research, training, equipment, and uncompensated care at Rady Children’s Hospital. What better way to celebrate Giving Tuesday than giving to the kids?

 

Thank you so much for the constant support. Any amount can help save a life. Donations can be made by clicking the link below or you can venmo me @VenmoUsername.

Donor Drive Link

 

For The Kids,

Your Name

(New Donors - Informational) 

 

Hello!

 

TODAY (12/3) is Giving Tuesday.

 

My name is Your Name Here  and I am a student at San Diego State University. This year I am involved with the largest philanthropic organization on campus, Dance Marathon at SDSU. This organization strives to impact the lives of a large group of sick children here in San Diego. This organization has positively influenced thousands of kids’ lives along with my own life and college career.

 

What is Dance Marathon?

Dance Marathon raises money all year long for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, which served over 235,000 kids last year. All the money raised goes directly to supporting the needs of children and families at Rady. The money we raise goes towards research, training, purchasing equipment, and uncompensated care. 

 

The Big Event

All of our fundraising efforts leads up to a 15-hour dance marathon event which is taking place on Feb. 21-22 of 2020. I, along with many other students, have the privilege to dance for 15 hours for the kids who can’t. This year we are hoping to exceed last year’s total of $322,219.54. Our goal is to raise $365,000 by the event because we are for the kids 365 days a year.

 

Giving Tuesday

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we are having a fundraising push day! Today alone, I am determined to raise Insert Personal Goal Here. You can help me reach my goal and make a difference in a kiddo’s life at Rady Children’s Hospital by donating today. What better way to celebrate Giving Tuesday than giving to the kids?  Any amount can help save a life. Feel free to insert your "Why" here. 

 

Tax Deductible

All donations made through my link below are tax deductible. If you decide to make a donation, you will get an email with all of the necessary tax information.

 

Thank you so much for allowing me to express my love for this organization. If you would like to donate to this life-changing cause, click the link below or you can venmo me @VenmoUsername.

 

Donor Drive Link

 

For The Kids,

Your Name

Thanking Your Donors 

Generic Thank You 

Dear Insert Donor Name,

 

Thank you so much for your donation to Dance Marathon at SDSU! I sincerely appreciate you supporting me and the kids at Rady Children’s Hospital. Every dollar has a huge impact on the patients and their families during their stay at the hospital. With this money Rady Children’s is able to provide treatment to kids without insurance, fund new research, and improve kids stay at the hospital with things like music therapy or red wagons to ride around the hospital.With your donation we are able to be a light of hope shining in these families lives. 

If you want to learn more about Dance Marathon at SDSU you can visit our website at https://www.dmatsdsu.org. Thank you again for your support!

 

For the Kids, 

Your Name


 

Dear Insert Donor Name,

 

Thank you so much for your donation, it means so much! With this money Rady Children’s is not only able to care for the children’s physical needs with new research and technology, but also cater to their emotional needs. My favorite part about this movement is that we are able to help kids and families in their darkest times. Stuffed animals that speak to help kids understand their surgeries, music therapy, and play areas are some of the ways Rady Children’s uses our donations to make families more comfortable. It is a beautiful thing to get to be a light of hope shining in these families lives. Thank you for taking part in this movement!

 

If you want to learn more about Dance Marathon at SDSU you can visit our website at https://www.dmatsdsu.org. Thank you again for your support!

 

For the Kids, 

Your Name


 

Giving Tuesday: 

Small Social Media Thank Yous

Tag your friends in a past saying thank you when they venmo you. 

"Like" their donation and reply with a short message. Can be as simple as “thank you for your donation”, “Thank you so much! I really appreciate it”, or "Thank you for your generosity”. 

 

End of Fundraising Day Update Post

Thank you so much to everyone that was so generous yesterday! Giving Tuesday was a huge success and I was able to raise insert amount for the kids. I would not have been able to do this without your help. Thank you for being in the spirit of giving this holiday season. 

 

Just want to give a huge shout out to everyone that donated for giving tuesday!! The holiday season is a wonderful time to spread love and joy! With your donations Rady Children’s Hospital is able to bring this holiday joy to the kiddos in the hospital. In honor of it being 12/3 I wanted to reach my goal of $123. Every dollar you donated, me reach (or get closer to that goal or exceed) this goal and raise insert amount. I am so grateful for everyone that helped me reach this. You are all amazing!!

Individual Facebook Fundraiser Donor

 

Dear Insert Donor Name,

Thank you so much for your donation yesterday, it means so much! From giving tuesday we are able to spread the holiday spirit to patients at Rady Children’s Hospital and their families. Your generosity is making miracles for these kiddos! Thank you for joining me in this season of giving! 

For The Kids, 

Your Name

 

Thank You Email to Donors

 

Dear Insert Donor Name,

 

Thank you so much for your donation, it means so much! With this money Rady Children’s is not only able to care for the children’s physical needs with new research and technology, but also cater to their emotional needs. My favorite part about this movement is that we are able to help kids and families in difficult times. The holiday season is a wonderful time to spread love and joy! With your donations Rady Children’s Hospital is able to bring this holiday joy to the kiddos in the hospital.It is a beautiful thing to get to be a light of hope shining in these families lives. Thank you for taking part in this movement!

 

If you want to learn more about Dance Marathon at SDSU you can visit our website at https://www.dmatsdsu.org. Thank you again for your support!

 

For the Kids, 

Your Name