Fundraising Tips and Tools

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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.
  • Utilize social media by sharing your personal or team URL, starting a Facebook Fundraiser, and joining the Walk community Facebook group.
  • Download our customizable email templates to send to your friends and family.
  • Plan an event.

COLLECT DONATIONS

Every dollar raised is one step closer to defying 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 RESOURCES

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    Promote Your Walk

  • Newsletter Template (Word) – Customize to share updates and news with teammates, family, and friends.
  • Posters and Certificates (PDF) – Customize and display to publicize your participation and thank your donors.
  • Editable Hero Poster (PDF) – Make your own Hero poster for someone you are walking in support of.
  • Zoom Backgrounds – Display your support of the Jimmy Fund on your next Zoom call. Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4
  • Business Cards – Hand out Jimmy Fund Walk business cards to encourage registrations and donations. Email us to order.
  • Fundraising Tools

  • Gift Pyramids (PDF) – Use these guides to help you reach your fundraising minimum and become a Pacesetter.
  • Fundraising App FAQs (PDF) – Learn how our mobile app can help you fundraise on the go and reach your goals.
  • Creative Ways to Fundraise – Read this blog for resources and ideas on how to host a virtual fundraiser.
  • Impact of Your Giving

  • Your Impact in Action Video – 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 (PDF) – Read how your fundraising dollars directly support Dana-Farber patients.
  • The Dana-Farber Campaign (PDF) – Learn how your participation in the Jimmy Fund Walk helps support The Dana-Farber Campaign and Dana-Farber’s efforts to defy cancer.