Fundraising is easy. We’ll help you get started!
Connect: Text & e-mail your personal fundraising link to family and friends:
- As soon as you register
- At the start of a fundraising contest that you're excited about
- 1 week prior to the fundraising deadline
Let them know that by raising money you’ll be helping others AND giving yourself the chance to meet someone extraordinary! Click Here
for an email you can send to ask for donations
Think Outside The Box
: Asking for donations is one way to raise money, but there are many others! Click here
for some hall of fame fundraising ideas!
Share Your Cause: Make sure to tell all of your donors that their donations will help The McKenna Kelley Foundation.
Make It Personal: Tell your story! Explain why it’s important to you to raise money for The McKenna Kelley Foundation, and what it will mean to you to meet Mary Lou Retton and McKenna Kelley.
Ask... and Ask Again: It sounds simple, but people will only give if they are asked to give… So make sure you ask! The worst thing that can happen is this: They’ll say no. That’s it! Make each “ask” personal, and reach out to everyone you know. Be persistent and follow up your e-mails with phone calls.
Show Your Gratitude: Be sure to thank your donors as soon as possible after they donate. Update them on your progress and show them the impact they are making.
Get Social: Make sure you promote your fundraising efforts on all of your and your parents' social media pages. For extra impact, make a fundraising video!
Follow Up: Many people need to be reminded to give. Don’t be discouraged if your first contact doesn’t get a response. It’s okay to be persistent!
Match for More: Some of your donors may work for companies that will match their donation. Whatever amount your donor gives, the company will give the same! Make sure you mention this to your donors. If the donor’s employer has any questions, they can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events: Consider donating money from your birthday or other special occasion to earn additional experiences with Mary Lou Retton and McKenna Kelley at the event while helping raise funds for The McKenna Kelley Foundation