Getting Started

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  Steps to a successful fundraising campaign



1.  Register

First things first...if you haven't registered yet, Click to Register

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See, that was easy. You've already taken the first step. You're ahead of the game! What's next?

2. Personalize your fundraising page FD Visit My Page Button

This make a HUGE difference. Research shows* that fundraisers who personalize their pages raise an average of 50% more than those who do not. Tell everyone why you're involved with Second Harvest. What is your connection? What does Second Harvest do for our community in your opinion? Why is this important right now?

3. Email, Email, Email!!! GH Participant Center Button

In your participant center, you'll find a section for sending emails. You can easily upload your address book from Gmail or Yahoo! Mail or there are instructions on uploading a .csv file from Outlook or other email clients. There are also pre-populated emails for recruiting more team members, requesting donations, sending "thank yous", and you can edit each as you wish.

Accordinng to * Donor Drive's State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Report 2017, fundraisers who send more than 15 emails raise a whopping 76% more than non-email senders.  

4. Connect with Social Media FD Tips and Tools

With the rise in social media usage, fundraising posts account for 35% of all dollars raised*. Checkout our Tips & Tools page for sample posts, tweets, text messages, statistics, and more.

5. Events, Raffles, and Auctions (oh my) FD Tips and Tools

Hosting a fun fundraising event is a wonderful team-building exercise. The possibilities are endless and range from bake sales to hosting a live music event to raffling off a trip. Our Tips & Tools page has a "Fundraising Event Ideas A-Z" sheet that has lots of ideas.  

BONUS:  Have fun and know that you are helping thousands of Louisianans in the year ahead!