Fundraising For Your Expedition

FUNDRAISING

Create a custom plan.

Before you start your fundraising, contact us at (801) 607-5641 or email us at expeditions@motherswithoutborders.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.
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Matching Money

Many corporations will match money that you donate!
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Facebook Fundraisers

Why are they so great? Because they charge NO fees!
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Success Stories

Over 70% of our volunteers fundraise! Read some of their success stories here.
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20 More Ideas

We’ve compiled some of our favorite fundraising ideas!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? The answer might be here! If not, contact us.
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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.

MATCHING MONEY

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.

Testimonial

“When I found out my family member’s company matched donations, it cut the cost in half and made this trip possible!” 

– Shelly

Want to see if your company matches donations?

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS

Facebook fundraisers don’t charge fees.

No Fees

Facebook doesn’t charge a service fee meaning that 100% of your funds raised go towards your trip.

Easy to Use

Just a few clicks and your fundraiser is set up.

Convenient

Because it’s available on cell phones, tablets, and computers, people can donate immediately, with just a couple of clicks.

Birthday Giving

You can integrate a birthday fundraiser with easy to use templates.

SUCCESS STORIES

Get inspired by others who have had success fundraising.

RivkahTeam Member
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"I raised all of the money for my expedition in less than 1 month! I wrote letters, sent emails, and asked for donations in person."
KirstenTeam Member
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"I raised over $8,000 in just a couple of weeks by sending letters and emails. It was easy and I could have raised more if I hadn't had to pack my bags and get on the flight to Zambia."
KaitlynTeam Member
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"I used a skill I already had to help me fundraise! For example, I made quilts and sold them to help me get to Zambia."
KarliTeam Member
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"I used a variety of methods to cover the expedition cost. I did a kids camp, held a large garage sale, asked someone to match donations, sent letters, and did errands for friends."
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20 MORE IDEAS

Here are a few more fundraising ideas to help get you started:

Garage Sale

Collect items from friends and neighbors and have a giant sale!

Bingo or Movie Night

Host a bingo or movie night at a school or community center. Sell treats and charge a ticket price.

Donations not Gifts

Ask friends and family to consider donating to your trip instead of giving presents at the holidays or birthdays.

Fun Run

Raise money, awareness, and your heart rate at the same time!

FUNDRAISING FAQS

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.

 

MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact us at (801) 607-5641 or at expeditions@motherswithoutborders.org