Thank you for creating a fundraiser for Huntsman Cancer Foundation! We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you succeed.
- Can the money raised on my page go towards my Huntsman Heroes/140/5k fundraising efforts?
The funds from your fundraiser cannot be counted towards your event fundraising efforts, including Huntsman 140, Huntsman 5k, and Huntsman Hero endurance events. Please use the fundraising platform provided when you registered for these events.
- Can my gift be in honor or memory of someone?
Absolutely, you will be asked for this information when you register.
- The type of research and/or research lab that I want to fundraise for is not listed as an option when I register. Can I specify this information?
Please email email@example.com and we can help make these arrangements.
- Are gifts made through my fundraising page tax deductible?
Yes, 100 percent.
- How does my donor get a tax receipt?
Your donor(s) will receive an emailed receipt at the time of their gift.
STEP ONE - SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Your personal page is a great way to let people know why you are fundraising for cancer research. Are you participating in honor of a friend or family member? Or for you yourself? Add your story, your goal and photos or a video.
STEP TWO - WRITE YOUR EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGE
Personally asking someone for a donation is one of the most successful ways to fundraise. 90% of all donations through individual fundraising efforts are made because of direct asks. We have created three different letter examples to help you write your own email. Feel free to personalize these letters for your needs, or use them as inspiration to create your own message. Sending a personal text is a good alternative to an email.
STEP THREE - SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Social Media is a fun, fast, and easy way to turn friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors into donors. Think big and use your social media outlets to tap into a whole new network of people beyond just your immediate contacts.
STEP FOUR - THANK YOUR DONORS
Please be sure to thank your donors by writing them a personal thank you card or email. Most people do this right away as well as sending them an update after your event of how much you were able to raise with their help and how you did in your event. Other ways to thank your donors include making them homemade goodies, inviting them to your event, holding a donor dinner in their honor at your home, etc. That is it!
We're happy to help! Have more questions? The Huntsman Cancer Foundation team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 584-5700.