Virtual Fundraising Tips and Tools

Getting Started

Let us help you with the ins and outs of fundraising for the Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way! 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 Jimmy Fund Walk 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.

Utilize these tips and tools to help raise money in the fight against cancer for the Jimmy Fund Walk

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.

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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

Just registered? Aiming for your next fundraising goal? Share your fundraising page on social media and check out our Fundraising on Facebook guide. Don’t forget to follow us!

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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 MATERIALS

    Jimmy Fund Walk Charity Miles App

  • If you haven’t already downloaded our new Charity Miles App be sure to today. The app is free and is a year-round tool that lets you track your walking, running, biking (or other activity), stay connected to your fellow Walkers and the Jimmy Fund and raise funds in the process!
  • Tools

  • Newsletter Template – Customize to share updates and news with teammates, family, and friends
  • Press Release Template – Gain support for your walk by customizing and sharing your very own press release
  • “Support Me” Flyer – Proudly display to let everyone know you’re walking, volunteering, or participating virtually
  • “Support My Event” Flyer – Customize and display to publicize your fundraising and track your progress
  • Appreciation Certificate – Thank your donors for their support
  • “Thank You Essential Workers” printable sign – Proudly display this sign to let everyone know that The Jimmy Fund Walk supports essential workers
  • Small Poster – Promote the Walk at your company, local businesses, or your fundraising events (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Arabic)
  • Zoom Backgrounds – Proudly display your support of the Jimmy Fund on your next zoom call with these Walk branded zoom backgrounds
  • Guides

  • Reaching Your Fundraising Minimum – Use this guide to help you reach your fundraising minimum
  • Become a Pacesetter (Raise $1,000) – Join an elite group of fundraisers
  • Fundraising on Facebook – Important tips for holding a Facebook Fundraiser
  • Hosting a Facebook Live – Learn how to host a Facebook Live and use it to host your next virtual event
  • Creative Ways to Fundraise Virtually – Check out our guide with resources and ideas about how to host a virtual fundraiser
  • Check back soon for additional guides.

    Merchandise

  • “I’m Living Proof” Button – Share your cancer journey with the world
  • “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
  • Notecards (20 cards/pack) – Personalize your thank you with Jimmy Fund Walk notecards
  • 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.
  • Photo Frame – Download and print your very 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.
  • 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.