Fundraising Tips and Tools

Check out our tips and tools below to help reach and surpass your goals. Start by logging in to your Participant Center to update your fundraising page, customize your personal URL, communicate with donors, and more.

You can also use our new Charity Miles App to help you fundraise while you train and stay connected to the Jimmy Fund Walk community! Download the app today and remember that the Jimmy Fund Walk staff is here to help.

Pictured: Three Canton-based teams joined forces to create a mobile ribbon wall to raise funds and awareness within their community.

Walk fundraisers walking their way in 2020

MAKING THE ASK

Create a list of potential donors in your network. Send an email or letter with your personal or team fundraising URL to ask for support. Don’t forget to share why walking is important to you!

*FUN FACT*

It can be easy to reach your goals. It only takes 5 gifts of $20 to reach the $100 minimum, or 20 gifts of $50 to raise $1,000 to become a Pacesetter.

Two Jimmy Fund Walk participants

FUNDRAISING TIPS

  • Log in to your Participant Center to customize your fundraising page and URL. Participants who update their page with a story or photo raise an average of 18 times more than those who do not.
  • Share your personal or team URL on social media to ask for support and help broaden your outreach.
  • Plan a virtual event.
  • Watch your inbox for emails from the Jimmy Fund Walk for additional tips and updates to share with your donors.

COLLECT DONATIONS

Every dollar raised is one step closer to conquering cancer. Donations may be collected online by credit card, as well as checks and money orders. Your donors can also support your walk through matching gifts, gifts of stock, and donor advised funds.

Mail contributions* to:
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
P.O. Box 3595
Boston, MA 02241

*Include your name, # of checks, and your Participant ID on the outside of your envelope. Include your name and Participant ID on each check's memo line.

For more information, review the FAQs.

Help the Jimmy Fund Walk in the fight against cancer by collecting gifts and contributions

FUNDRAISING TOOLS TO REACH YOUR GOALS AND BEYOND

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GET SOCIAL

Use our social media toolkit, our Facebook Fundraiser guide, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and join the Jimmy Fund Walk community Facebook group.

Spread the word about the Jimmy Fund Walk icon

SPREAD THE WORD

Download our customizable email templates to send messages and updates to your friends and family.

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SAY THANK YOU

Show appreciation to your donors by sending an email, sharing a photo on social media, or using our free notecards.

FUNDRAISING RESOURCES

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    Merchandise

  • Jimmy Fund Walk Bandana – This item is perfect for you and your furry friends to wear while walking! View Item
  • “I’m Living Proof” Button – Share your cancer journey with the world. View Item
  • “What Cancer Cannot Do” Cards (25 cards/pack) – Wallet-sized cards with an inspirational message to include in your ask to supporters or to thank them for their donations. View Item
  • Notecards (20 cards/pack) – Personalize your thank you with Jimmy Fund Walk notecards. View Item
  • Logo Only Lawn Sign – Create your own customized Lawn sign with the Jimmy Fund Walk logo. Put on display to show your support of the Jimmy Fund Walk or use to provide directions/info for your Walk. View Item
  • Roll Banner – Promote the Jimmy Fund Walk by hanging this banner. One square is 36” by 36” and please indicate how many squares you would like us to send. View Item
  • Editable Hero Poster – Make your own Hero poster for someone you are walking in support of. Download and print at home or bring to a local vendor to print.
  • Photo Frame – Download and print your own photo frame for your Walk Day. You can bring this one to a local vendor to print or can make your own out of cardboard/poster board. View Item
  • Inspirational Banners – Display these inspirational banners along your walk course or in your home. Download and print at home or bring to a local vendor to print. View Item
  • Impact of Your Giving

  • Your Impact in Action – See the tangible impact of your support and learn how you are fueling Dana-Farber’s progress and improving the lives of patients.
  • Where the Money Goes – Read how your fundraising dollars directly support Dana-Farber patients.