Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Youth Development Alerts Healthy Living Social Responsibiliy

Raise Money for the Y

In just three easy steps you will be on your way to supporting the YMCA!

Even if you’ve never fundraised before, we’ll give you the tools to get started.

  • Create your page at http://www.firstgiving.com/kishwaukeefamilyymca
  • Ask others to donate.
  • Spport your community. As you reach your goal, the money you raise helps the YMCA transform countless lives in our community. We need your help to build a stronger, healthier community! For more information about supporting our Y using electronic fundraising, please contact Debbie Madeley at 815.756.9577 or dmadeley@kishymca.org.

Fundraising Tips

1. AIM HIGH

Set a personal goal. Then double it! If your goal is too low, people stop giving. If your goal is high, they will help you meet it.

2. TELL EVERYONE

You will be amazed at how many people will be excited to donate to your fundraising effort, not just close friends. Send emails out to everyone in your contact list and let them know you fundraising goal. Send follow up emails. Let people know how your fundraising is progressing so your follow up emails will be a welcome note while reminding people who forgot to give.

3. TELL A STORY

Don’t just tell your donors that you are helping the YMCA – tell them why.

4. FACEBOOK & SOCIAL MEDIA

Make sure all your friends on Facebook know about the Y Cause and fundraising goal. You can make your own Facebook fundraising page. Do you tweet or use other social media? The more you spread the word, the more success you’ll have. Post updates to your own Facebook Page and share the word with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA Facebook Page.

5. MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers are will to offer matching gifts for charitable events. Does your business have matching gifts program? It never hurts to ask. Send your employer back to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA web page, they might even want to become a sponsor!