Create A Custom Plan
Before you start your fundraising, contact Tanner at (801) 607-5641 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get pointers and create a custom plan using the resources below.
Corporate Matching Money
Many large corporations match charitable contributions.
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!” -Shelly
Facebook doesn’t take any of the money you raise for registered non-profits.
Easy To Use
Just a few clicks and your fundraiser is set up.
Because it’s available on cell phones, tablets, and computers, people can donate immediately, with just a couple of clicks.
Integrated Birthday Giving
You can integrate a Birthday Give with easy to use templates.
“Rivkah raised all of the money for her expedition in less than 1 month! She used a combination of letters, emails and showing up on the doorstep of people she knew might be interested.”
“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. ”KirstenTeam Member
“Kaitlyn utilized her skills and talents for her fundraising. For example, she is an expert quilt maker and made quilts which she sold or auctioned off. ”
“Karli used a variety of methods to raise all of her fees. She used matching money, did a kids camp, held a large garage sale, sent letters and did errands for friends.”
More Fundraising Ideas
Here are a few to get you started:
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 Instead of Gifts
Ask friends and family to consider donating to your trip instead of giving presents at the holidays or birthdays.
Raise money, awareness and your heart rate at the same time!
Frequently Asked Questions About Fundraising
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 Tanner. 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.
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 Tanner, 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 Tanner 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.