Tips for Fundraising in 2021

Getting Started!

  • Donate to yourself first! When your friends, family and co-workers see your commitment, they will know how important this is to you and will support you too!
  • Sometimes it is more convenient to fundraise in person (where possible). Pledge forms are available online on your participant center at walkforpd.ca or by calling 1-888-851-7376.

Asking for Donations

We understand that COVID19 has impacted people in various ways and that you may have reservations asking for donations. We are all feeling the financial fears and burdens at this time. We recognize that continued support comes in all different ways. Don’t forget, people donate and show their support because they care about YOU and they care about YOUR cause, YOUR fight, YOUR passion. This year, more than ever before, it’s up to YOU to show your community that you walk to support the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Let donors know who you’re walking your block for this September by updating your photo and story on your personal page. This will help your supporters see the value of their donation. Remember, they are donating because they care about YOU and your connection to Parkinson’s.
  • Include a message about the walk with a link to your personal donation page in your email signature
  • Start a family, friends and co-workers challenge by asking 10 people to each ask 10 other people to give a gift of $10, this can easily add up to $1,000 total!
  • Online giving is fast, easy and secure! It’s one of your best resources for fundraising
  • Ask your workplace to support your walk! Consider asking them for a corporate sponsorship or a personal donation! Some employers even have a program where they will match donations made. Check with your HR department! If none of those work, consider asking your workplace to put in a team to the walk! Invite your co-workers to walk as part of your team not physically but together in Spirit! They can all walk their blocks!
  • Share the link to your personal page on social media! Make sure you share a little about why you’re walking!
  • Consider using social media to fundraise for your walk! Post the link to your personal page on Facebook by using the 'Share' buttons on your walk personal fundraising page. Don't forget to tell people why you’re looking for support in the 'Say something about this...' section of your post.using social media to fundraise for your walk! 
  • The times we are in means that we have to skip our family reunions and BBQ’s, so in place of getting together, send a “missing you” email to your family. Update them on why you will be walking in September, and provide them a link to your personal donation page.
  • Create a fun challenge between family and friends! See who can be the best dressed in a selfie or raise the most support or who can walk the farthest! You don’t have to walk together physically to still have fun!