When you participate in DAV's Victories for Veterans Challenge each minute you exercise and dollar you raise makes a difference. Help create your own victory for a veteran by following some of these helpful fundraising tips below.
SET A GOAL & STAY ON TRACK
Be sure to set a fundraising goal on your profile page. Your family and friends will be more likely to donate if they know you have a personal goal. Don’t be afraid to be ambitious! Having a goal in mind will give you something to work for and keep you on track.
WHERE TO START
Don't know where to begin? Don’t worry! You're participating in DAV’s Victories for Veterans Challenge because you have a passion for supporting our nation’s heroes. People are more likely to donate to you if they understand why you’re participating and why DAV is important to you. Do you have a story to tell? Has DAV personally impacted your life or someone in your family? Are you a veteran or a family member of a veteran? We’ll give you the platform to tell your story so you can connect with potential supporters.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR PROFILE PAGE
Your fundraising page is your chance to tell your story of why you are participating in the Victories for Veterans Challenge and to promote your personal challenge. The more you personalize and customize your page to make it your own, the more effective it will become in helping you reach your goals. Tell your story, upload your photo and keep your family and friends updated throughout your challenge to share your journey. Log in now to customize your profile page.
GET THE WORD OUT
The number one rule in fundraising....just ask! Start with yourself. Make the first donation to kick off your fundraising campaign to get your momentum going. Then ask everyone you know to support your efforts in creating the next victory for a veteran! You will be surprised to see who will sponsor you and donations can come from many places. By sharing your personal story and the goals you hope to achieve, you will be more likely to get people to donate. If you don't ask, how will people know to support you?
All social channels can help boost your efforts, but Facebook is best equipped to help you reach your goals and to market your efforts to family and friends.
WAYS TO USE FACEBOOK
1. Change your profile pic and timeline image to tell everyone about your challenge!
2. Post regular status updates.
3. Post updates once a week during the challenge through your Facebook page to communicate your personal progress to your friends and family. Don't forget to share your fundraising page link!
4. Send a personal message via Facebook messenger to ask family and friends for their support!
Share a post or add to your stories and tell your friends and family to donate through the link in your profile. (Make sure to add the link!)
SEND AN EMAIL
Login to your fundraiser dashboard and send pre-written emails to your friends, family and co-workers to tell them about your participation in the Victories for Veterans Challenge!