Fundraising For Your Expedition
Create a custom plan.
Before you start your fundraising, contact us at (801) 607-5641 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get pointers and create a custom plan using the resources below.
SEND LETTERS & EMAILS
One of the most successful ways to fundraise for your trip is to email or send letters.
1. Make a List
Make a list of everyone you can think of from family and friends to co-workers and your mail carrier. (See the detailed description at left for more people to add)
2. Get the Word Out
Using our email and letter templates (which we’ll send to you once you are placed on a team), send your heartfelt request with instructions on how to donate
3. Follow Up Repeatedly
Follow up with every single person via email, text, or phone call. Most people don’t donate right away even when they intend to donate. This is a vital step. One of our volunteers raised over $8000 doing JUST this fundraiser.
Many corporations will match money that you donate.
Corporate Money Matching
If you or a close relative work for a company that matches your donations, you could end up paying only half of the fee! Also, make sure to ask friends who donate if their company will match their donation.
“When I found out my family member’s company matched donations, it cut the cost in half and made this trip possible!”
Want to see if your company matches donations?
Facebook fundraisers don’t charge fees.
Get inspired by others who have had success fundraising.
20 MORE IDEAS
Here are a few more fundraising ideas to help get you started:
Have questions? The answer might be here.
Yes! Every year we have volunteers who raise the entire amount, including airfare.
It really depends on the person which is why we HIGHLY recommend creating a personal fundraising plan with us. In general, those who send emails and letters and then follow up consistently have the greatest success.
If you fundraise more than the amount of both your program fee and your airfare, then the extra will go towards one of our programs in Zambia such as sponsoring a child in school or feeding a child. Some exceptions apply. For further information, contact us.
It really depends on the person and circumstance. We have had people raise the money in as little as 3 weeks and some people take a year or more. Don’t let time stop you. If you put together a plan with us, you will be amazed at the miracles that can happen!
Absolutely! We have had everyone from high school students to busy working moms raise some or all of the money they need. If you get discouraged, reach out to us for ideas and encouragement!
It can be a great option. Facebook doesn’t charge you a fee when you raise money for a registered non-profit like Mothers Without Borders. It’s a very convenient way for your friends and family to give right when they are thinking about it. Facebook recommends posting the link in private messages to all your friends as the most effective way of raising money.
Also, their “Birthday” fundraisers alone (where your friends and family donate to your cause instead of giving you presents or taking you for lunch) have raised over $300 million for charity as of August 2018. It really works!
Yes! All donations are deductible as allowed by law. Mothers Without Borders will issue a donation receipt to everyone who includes an email address with their donation.