Fundraise

Advocate for celiac disease research by raising money to support research. It’s easy!

Accelerating treatments and a cure for celiac disease depends upon engaging outstanding clinical and basic scientists in careers devoted to celiac disease research.

Our individual giving pages can be set up in minutes and gives you all the tools you need to raise money for the fight of our lives.

Fundraising Opportunities for Beyond Celiac:

Tips for successful Fundraising

Personalize your messageYour supporters want to hear why you care about finding a cure for celiac disease and how they can help. We have templates for your fundraising pages, emails, and other materials, but your words, photos and inspiration are what will connect you with your supporters and bring your story to life.

Create a connected Facebook Fundraiser: You can now raise more and reach your fundraising goal faster by creating a Facebook Fundraiser directly from your RunSignup Fundraising Page! Any money that is raised on Facebook will count towards your overall fundraising goal. On average, connected fundraisers raise over $150 through Facebook. Facebook’s powerful social network and ease of use make it easy for your fundraisers to ask their friends for donations.

Set a fundraising goal & gather support. Share your goal with friends and family and get them involved to help you reach it! As a team, identify talents and skills that can help your fundraising efforts. Identify your networks of support. Brainstorm people and groups who you know: Your network is bigger than you realize. Take time to map out your connections and consider who to reach out to and how, whether through email, social media, mailing a letter or a direct conversation. Start by thinking about:

  • Friends and family
  • Current/ former colleagues and classmates
  • Your professional, volunteer or religious networks
  • Your social, hobby or recreational groups

Don’t limit yourself – Think outside of your direct connections and remember that, there are many people whose lives or loved ones have been affected by celiac disease and have interest in supporting you and the cause. Remember to include information about matched gifts.

Be the first to donate: Inspire others by making the first donation yourself. Donating shows potential supporters that you are serious about the cause. Consider asking others to match your gift.

Start with a small fundraising initiative: Such as a gluten-free bake sale, yard sale, happy hour, silent auction, or car wash. Be creative! 

Keep your donors engaged: Keep people who give updated on your efforts with emails, social media posts (scroll down for social media tips) and regular communication. Don’t be shy about asking them to help spread the word. They want to know how your fundraising and training is going and when you hit those milestones!    
 

Follow up on donation asks: Most of us are bombarded by emails and social media so people often intend to give closer to the event but can easily forget. Don’t be shy, keep reminding them! The majority of donations come in within the last two weeks of an event date.  

Inspire by sharing the impact of donations in the lives of people with celiac disease: Learn more about what Beyond Celiac is doing to accelerate research and, ultimately, a cure. Help educate your donors on how their dollars and your efforts are making a tangible difference for people with celiac disease and their loved ones: You can start with beyondceliac.org/about

Don’t forget about matching gift opportunities: Encourage your supporters to explore their employer’s matching gift programs. Many corporations will match their employee’s donations to an accredited charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple the impact of a personal contribution. 

Say “thank you!”: Take the time to express your gratitude in a meaningful way.  Make your supporters feel a part of your efforts. For example, send a personal thank you note or email to everyone who donates.  Make sure to send a final update post event with fundraising totals that shares your gratitude and experience.

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