Fundraising Ideas

10 days and 10 ways to $500

Fundraising can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. The key to fundraising success is simple – you just need to ask! Use our guide to help reach, and even exceed, your goal in just 10 days, and help defeat type 1 diabetes (T1D)!

Day 1

Show your commitment!

Kick start your fundraising by making a self-donation and lead by example! Make a self-donation of $25 and watch as others follow your good example. People are more likely to give if they see that you have too.

Day 2

Reach out to family

Reach out to three family members and ask them to donate $25 each, getting you $75 closer to your goal.

Day 3

Ask five co-workers to sponsor you for $10 each

Ask five co-workers to give $10 each. That gives you another $50 towards your goal.

Day 4

Ask your boss to make a donation

Ask your boss for a company contribution of $50. Don't forget to check if your company has a matching gift program too! Better yet, encourage all your donors to check with their employers if they have a matching gift program. It's a great way to double your donations!

Day 5

Get social

Use your personal fundraising page URL to direct donors to your Participant Centre and post a link on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc., and ask your network to support your fundraising efforts for JDRF. If five people donate $10, you've just raised $50!

Day 6

Ask businesses you frequent

Ask two businesses you frequent like your dentist, dry cleaner, hair stylist, regular coffee shop, etc., to give $15 each to raise $30 towards your goal!

Day 7

Reach out to your community

Ask five people you know from your extracurricular sports team, your child's school, or your place of worship to donate $10 each.

Day 8

Turn to your friends

Ask five friends to donate $20 each. Send them an email from your personal Participant Centre to ask for support and give your friends a safe and secure way to make a credit card donation to your fundraising efforts.

Day 9

Ask your neighbours

Ask two neighbours to donate $10 each, adding another $20 to your goal.

Day 10

Hold a fundraiser

Ask your company if you can hold a fundraiser and charge employees $5 for a dress down Friday. With ten co-workers participating, you've just raised $50!