Fundraising Tips

Make the most of your fundraising with these tips and tools!

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

  • People who do this raise more money, more easily!
  • You can create a Facebook Fundraiser right from your Participant Center!

Post your Event on Facebook

  • Create an event on Facebook. This allows you to easily share your event, and invite your friends
  • Get some helpful event tips from Facebook here
  • Please refer to your event as a: Dempsey Challenge Independent Fundraising Event to benefit the Dempsey Centers. The Dempsey Centers located in Lewiston and additional sites in the near future.
  • Fun note: Use #DempseyChallenge on social media so you can see other posts like yours!
  • Learn the basics of how to use hashtags, like #DempseyChallenge here
  • Invite @DempseyCenter to your Facebook event so we can add it to our calendar

Host an Independent Fundraising Event (IFE)

Submit your IFE

  • Use this form to submit your Independent Fundraising Event (IFE) to the Dempsey Challenge Team
  • Please review our Independent Fundraising Event Guidelines here
  • After your submission is complete, we’ll add it to our calendar of upcoming IFEs

Get People Involved

  • Don’t take it all on yourself – ask friends to help. This is a great way for people who can’t make a monetary donation to get involved.

Create Flyers

Use the Dempsey Challenge or Dempsey Center IFE Logo

Know the cause and be prepared to answer questions

  • Make sure you understand how your fundraising makes life better for cancer patients and their families through the work of the Dempsey Center.

Quick Tips

Download the Dempsey Challenge Fundraising App!

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Put your money where your heart is

  • Make the first donation yourself so people see how strongly you believe in the cause.

Use your tools

Make it personal

  • Share your story and tell people why you’re raising money. Send personal emails and notes whenever possible. Always send a thank you note to donors telling them how much you appreciate their support.

Track your progress

  • Put up a chart of your training and fundraising progress in your workplace or community center. You could even put up a map of your route and auction off miles, kilometers, or sections.

Be visible

  • Customize your email signature by adding a direct link to your Personal Dempsey Challenge Webpage. Ask to be featured in your company or organization’s newsletter or internal website.

Remember holidays and special occasions

  • Instead of gifts, ask that a donation be made to your Dempsey Challenge fundraising effort.

Use corporate team support

  • Ask a company executive at your workplace to send an endorsement memo announcing that they are participating in the Dempsey Challenge. Look into matching gift policies.

Set a high goal

  • Make it fun, be creative, and see where it takes you.

Want more? Additional fundraising resources are available on the Fundraising Documents page.