Fundraising Tips

5 Ways to Use Facebook to Increase Your Fundraising

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 15, 2017

Facebook can be used for more than sharing cute animal videos. It’s a great tool to share your fundraising page, ask for donations, and recruit friends to join you!

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Here are our five favorite tips for using Facebook to increase your fundraising:

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5 Ways to Use Twitter to Increase Your Fundraising

by Alison Sutton, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 23, 2017

Follow @StBaldricks on Twitter.

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Twitter is a great tool to connect with St. Baldrick’s shavees, volunteers, and share with your family and friends about your fundraising initiatives for childhood cancer research!

Here are our five favorite tips for using Twitter to increase your fundraising:

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5 Ways to Use Instagram to Increase Your Fundraising

by Alison Sutton, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 9, 2017

The first thing you should know about social media is that it’s your friend. And it’s soon to be your best friend because it will help you fundraise even more for your upcoming event!

Here are a few helpful tips and tricks you can use on Instagram to bring awareness to the next adventure in your life: being a St. Baldrick’s shavee!

1. Share your St. Baldrick’s images

This is a given when it comes to Instagram, but here are a few examples that may bring in some more donations.

Everyone loves a classic before and after picture, especially those who wanted to see you go bald but were unable to attend your event.

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5 Ways to Recruit More Shavees

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 2, 2017

The big day is right around the corner and you’re wondering, how do I get more shavees℠ in the barber chair for my St. Baldrick’s event? Here are five nuggets of wisdom, straight from the people who do it best — your fellow VEOs.

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Double Your Donation With a Matching Gift [Q&A]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 9, 2016

Give the gift that keeps on giving by participating in our matching gift program!

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Did you know that more than 15 million employees work for companies that offer matching gift programs? That means your donation may be eligible to be doubled (or even tripled!) to fund lifesaving pediatric cancer research.

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The Four Pillars of a Successful Fundraising Event

by Robbie Tiffin
March 8, 2016

Organizing a head-shaving event is a big job, as Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO) Robbie Tiffin knows. So he created a plan to help his event succeed — and it worked. Robbie shares his secrets for a extraordinary event below.

Robbie Tiffin and his son at event

Robbie and his son, Micah, smile with full heads of hair just before their shave.

It was October 13, and our VEO had sent an email to our team sharing that he was unable to organize our next St. Baldrick’s event. That was the bad news.

The good news? I was ready to step in.

Our event had been pretty successful in the past, but I didn’t want it to be just another “rinse and repeat.” We owed it to the kids to make this event bigger and better than ever.

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How to Get Local Businesses to Sponsor Your Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 4, 2016

With over 11,000 events to date, St. Baldrick’s knows a thing or two about fundraising. While we do it to raise money for childhood cancer research, you can ace getting a local sponsor for any fundraising event with these 10 tips.

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Your fundraising event is right around the corner, and you want to raise as much money as possible.

Getting local businesses to sponsor your event is a great way to boost your event revenue and strengthen community relationships. Here are 10 tips to get you going.

1. Know who to ask.

Use your inner circle to find the best leads to potential sponsors. Your volunteer committee may have connections with local businesses — work those connections to get your foot in the door.

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5 Tips for Starting Your College Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 7, 2015

Sometimes, a VEO needs a little direction, like a freshman without a map on the first day of class. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five tips to get you started on organizing the best head-shaving event your campus has ever seen.

A crowd at a bar during a St. Baldrick's event

1.  Get a little help from your friends 

Know someone who’s majoring in accounting? There’s your treasurer! How about a communications major? They can help you advertise your event! As they say, teamwork makes the dream work — plus, what’s better than working with friends?

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 19, 2015

A first-time shavee℠ shares his fundraising secret. (More secrets revealed on our shavee tips page!)

Bryce writes thank you on a balloon, with beads, and on a toy truck
A little gratitude can go a long way.

For 9-year-old Bryce, it’s gone as far as helping him raise more than $2,000 — and counting — in just two weeks.

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10 Things VEOs Will Love About the New Members Area

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 27, 2015

Have you heard the news? Your Members Area has a whole new look! Here are the top 10 things we think you’ll love. See the brand new Members Area now — log in to your St. Baldrick’s account.

1. You can put it in your pocket.
The new Members Area is designed for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now you can manage your St. Baldrick’s account from wherever you are!

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