Walker Tips & Tools
Thank you for being a part of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk! Registering for the Friendship Walk is your first step in helping raise awareness and funds for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your community.
Now let’s get started! Below you will find tools, information and ideas to help your fundraising efforts. Have fun, be creative and keep going! The finish line is a world of inclusion!
You have officially registered for this year’s Friendship Walk – CONGRATS! Here are some tips to help you get started. The first thing you’ll want to do is customize your personal fundraising page. Let’s get started!
1) Log into your personal fundraising page
Click the “login” link located in the header of the event you are participating in and enter the username and password you chose when you registered.
2) Set a fundraising goal
Next, enter in the fundraising goal you are aiming to raise. Choose a goal that is attainable. Remember, $50 gets you a Friendship Walk t-shirt and incentive levels are at $250, $500, $750, $1,000 and $1,500.
3) Make it personal
Upload a photo of yourself and possibly one that shows why you are walking and fundraising for Best Buddies. Next, share a story about your participation in the Friendship Walk and what Best Buddies means to you.
4) Kick things off
Get your fundraising page started with a donation of your own. It is not mandatory to do so, but it does help get things started. It also shows your personal vested interest in the cause and your efforts.
2021 Friendship Walk Fundraising Incentive Program
Introducing the all-new Friendship Walk Fundraising Incentive Program. Each time you hit a fundraising incentive level, we’ll send you an email confirming your shipping address and that item will be immediately sent to you. (Except the $50 participant shirt which will be given to you either on Walk day or picked up the day before the Walk - see your local Best Buddies office for more detail) Incentive levels start at $50 and go up to $1,500. Get all six and you’ll be repping Best Buddies to the fullest!
Tools to Help Your Fundraising Efforts
This list of resources is overflowing with tools to help you create a captivating fundraiser that encourages donations. Use these tools to bring your fundraiser to life! This comprehensive list covers everything from writing, design, social media, photos and video, event organization, and a few in-depth checklists to keep you organized throughout your fundraising journey.
- Walker Fundraising Toolkit
- Best Buddies Chapter Fundraising Ideas
- Original BINGO
- Virtual Fundraising Ideas
- Virtual Ways to raising $250
More to come…