Fundraising 101

 Reaching Your Fundraising Goal with 6 Simple Steps 

  1. Get the word out
    You’ve registered to rappel down from the 32nd story of a building to help grant the life-changing wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. That’s a story for the books, so be proud of it! Spread the word by telling everyone about  your involvement with Over The Edge and Make-A-Wish ®  Central & South Texas. Send out emails with the link to your  fundraising website to all of your loved ones so they can also participate in your amazing journey.  We suggest sending several  email blasts throughout the process to make sure you are thanking your supporters & updating them on your progress!   
  2. The sky is not the limit
    Your fundraising goal does not have to be set at the minimum $ 1,500 . In fact, our top individual fundraiser in  201 7  raised over  $ 22,000 – 14  times higher than the minimum qualifying amount! Remind your donors that every dollar given will help grant  more wishes to children in central and south Texas.  Share your connection to Make-A-Wish, or find a story that moves you on  our website at http://cstx.wish.org/wishes/wish-stories & include it in your email blasts.  
  3. Make a self donation
    Sometimes getting your first donation is the hardest.  When you register for Over The Edge, you have already made a $25 gift  towards your goal.  Your commitment to our mission will inspire others to take action.  Ask those closest to you to match your  gift.  Then, when your larger network visits your page, they will be inspired by the generosity of others & your progress toward  your goal.
  4. Ask your Employer about Matching Gifts
    Did you know that your generous donation could be doubled (or even tripled!) without costing you a dime?  Many companies  have programs that will match the amount you give to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas - effectively doubling your  donation.  Ask your manager about your company’s matching program or check out our company list at  http://cstx.wish.org/ways-to-help/giving/matching-gifts. Please email Kim Romero at kromero@cstx.wish.org if you will be utilizing your employer’s matching gift program