We need you! People affected by HAE have the passion and motivation to plan and launch a successful fundraising initiative.
Create A Fundraising Web Page
The best fundraising campaigns start by creating a web page where friends and family can easily and securely contribute to your cause. We will be your partner throughout, and will provide you with the tools for success as you begin your fundraising initiative.
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Ask For Contributions
One of the most effective ways to fundraise is to ask family, friends, and co-workers to contribute. Following the steps below can help you maximize the contributions you can get from people in your community.
- Make it Personal: Tell your potential donors why you are getting involved and share your story about how Hereditary Angioedema has affected you. Remember, your family and friends are interested in the cause, but they are primarily interested in you and your story. Be sure to personalize your fundraising page by uploading a profile photo and sharing your personal photos and videos.
- Make a List: Make a list of people you are going to ask for donations, along with how much you would like to ask them for, and how you plan to approach them. For example, if you set a goal of $1,500, are you going to ask 15 people for $100 dollars? Do you plan to email your friends and then follow up with a phone call? If you’re planning to ask someone for a large donation, an in-person ask may be most effective. Having a plan on how to accomplish your fundraising goals can help you stay on track.
- Set a Goal and Deadline: Goals lead to results. When your supporters clearly see what you are striving for, they will be motivated to help you get there. Always make sure to give donors a deadline too. They will be motivated to act quickly if they must. Follow up with your friends who are slower to respond. Many people may want to donate but just forget because they are busy.
- Lead by Example: Start by donating to your own personal page. No amount is too small! Other people are more likely to donate to your page when they see that someone has already contributed. Donating some of your own money also shows potential supporters that you are serious about funding HAE research for a cure.
- Spread the Word: Getting your closest friends and family to donate to your page early on will help you build up some momentum. Social media is also a great tool to update friends and family on your progress and reminds them to help fund research with their contribution. Before you know it, you will be well on your way to reaching your fundraising goals.
- Thank your Donors: Make sure you take time to thank each donor. Write a handwritten letter, send an email, or make a personal phone call. It also helps to thank your donors publicly by tagging them on social media, which further encourages others to donate as well. Thank you’s go a long way!
Organize An Event
Are you ready to host a local event, bring awareness to your community, and raise funds for truly meaningful causes? While you are welcome to use your own creativity to come up with an event, below are some proven ideas to help get you started. HAEA Community Engagement Manager, Mike Mallory (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to help you plan your event, and make sure it appears on the HAEA website.
Additional Thought Starters for Local Events
HAE IN-MOTION® Event
Golf / Glow Golf / Miniature Golf Tournament
Power Walk/Walk-a-thon at Work
Host a Dine to Donate Event
Jeans Day for HAEA
Kite Building Contest
Amplify Your Impact With Sponsorships
Consider Requesting a Local Sponsorship. Local businesses across the country join the HAEA’s mission each year through event sponsorships and donations. By sponsoring your event, a local business in your area may be able to:
- Reach potential clients in a deep and meaningful way
- Demonstrate their commitment to giving back to their community
- Support the creation of new services for people affected by HAE and their families
To learn how to cultivate sponsorship opportunities with local businesses and discuss HAEA guidelines for sponsorships, please contact Mike Mallory at email@example.com.