Southern Maine AIDS Walk/5K Fundraising Tips

At Home

Social Media:  Keep an eye on Frannie Peabody Center’s facebooktwitter, and instagram pages and share our images and video related to the Walk!  Make this photo  your profile picture on facebook!  Check out these sample tweets and facebook posts to help you get started spreading the word.  And don’t forget to share your fundraising page along the way!

 Email: You’d be surprised what a quick note to a list of email address will accomplish!  Whether you’re encouraging someone to join in or asking them to donate to your page, emails are a great way to ask for support, especially if you/they don’t take part in social media!

 Host a House Party:  Ask some friends and family to get together, grab some party snacks (who doesn’t love chips and salsa?) and ask folks to chip in $20 for your AIDS Walk! We’ve even got some tools for you to help educate people on how important Frannie Peabody Center’s services are and why we need to work together as we are all impacted by HIV/AIDS in Maine

 Start a Friends Team: What better way to spend a Saturday than with friends on the beach in May!  Grab your friends and register as a team!  

At Work 

Matching Gifts: Does your employer offer a matching gifts program?  If so, see if they will match a personal donation, or better yet, match your fundraising goal once you achieve it!

 Jeans Day: Jeans Days at the workplace often raise money for various causes.  Get the Southern Maine AIDS Walk on the list, and submit the proceeds to your personal fundraising page!

Donation Jars: Sometimes the simplest desk accessory can be your best fundraising friend.  Print out this photo, wrap it around a jar, and ask people to throw some donations your way! These forms also help with starting a team at work or collecting donations

 Ask for Sponsorship: The Southern Maine AIDS Walk has wonderful sponsorship opportunities with different levels accommodating the marketing needs of a variety of companies.  Ask your company if they would be willing to become a corporate sponsor, and we will attribute that gift to your personal fundraising page! Call FPC at 619-8016 for questions or help to coordinate sponsorship.

Auction/Raffle Items: We’re always looking for items to raffle or auction leading up to the big day – ask your workplace for a gift certificate or special item, and call Frannie Peabody Center at 619-8016 to coordinate!  We’ll make sure your company gets an in-kind donation receipt, and the proceeds will be attributed to your fundraising page!