Shavee Tips


A Shavee’s Guide to Epic Fundraising

You're shaving to fund lifesaving research to help kids with cancer. Awesome. 

Spice up your page

Your head will be bald, but your page shouldn’t be. Personalize it, tell your story, and make it exciting.

  • Upload a before picture
  • Create a custom page link
  • Set an ambitious fundraising goal
  • Write a compelling website message
  • Find a child to honor

Sign in to customize your page

Make the first donation

Set the pace by making the first donation. How much should you give? The dollar amount you want others to donate.Hint: If you raise $50+, you’ll earn a commemorative St. Baldrick’s t-shirt

Our top five fundraising tips

  • 1.
    Get inspired

    Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer – that’s 300,000 kids every year. St. Baldrick’s exists to find cures for these brave kids. By raising money and shaving your head, you’re helping to fund the most-promising childhood cancer research in the world.

    Share your inspiration by asking your friends to watch Preston's story. Then visit our YouTube or Vimeo pages for more incredible stories.

  • 2.
    Spread the word

    Let friends and family know why and when you're shaving, ask them to give, and include the link to your page. Reach out via email, text, or social media, and don’t be afraid to send reminders! After your shave, post your #baldselfie online and tag #StBaldricks #RockTheBald!

    At a loss for words? Use our sample email and social media templates to get started. Be sure to check out St. Baldrick's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for stories to share.

  • 3.
    Use the Resource Lounge

    The Resource Lounge in your Members Area is full of tools to help you raise money. Boost your outreach efforts with our sample emails and social media posts. Need posters, fundraising ideas, or tips on how to ask for donations? We’ve got you covered.

    Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at Fundraising@StBaldricks.org. We’re here to help.

  • 4.
    Join or Start a Team

    Join forces with friends and family to fundraise as a team. Raising money as a group is fun and easy when you work together.

    Leading a team? Use our Team Captain Tips to guide your team to success. Don't forget to contact us for St. Baldrick's donation cups, charms and other swag that'll take your fundraising to new heights.

  • 5.
    Thank your supporters

    Everyone loves feeling appreciated. Make your donor's day by sending a quick Thank You email. Send one easily from your Members Area by logging in and clicking the gift box. 

    Looking for the right way to say thanks? Refer to our sample thank you templates for inspiration. If you prefer to handwritten note, use the Resource Lounge to print a card you can mail out.

How to submit your donations

Encourage online giving to experience instant fundraising gratification.

Download our mobile app today to seamlessly accept credit card and check donations on your mobile device in real-time.

  • Credit Card

    (recommended)

    Send donors directly to your online participant page, and ask them to click the “Donate” button to give by credit card or Paypal. They will receive a receipt via email automatically and their gift will appear on your page right away!

  • Checks

    Ask donors to make their checks out to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation”, include your Participant ID# in the memo line, and fill out a donation form to accompany each check. Use the pre-paid envelopes mailed to you to send your checks and donation forms to the Foundation.

  • Cash

    You can collect cash donations and submit them online in the Donations section of your Members Area (please do not mail cash). You’ll record each cash gift individually, and then “pay” for them with your credit card and keep the cash as reimbursement.

What’s your fundraising secret?

  • Andrew S.

    Over $6,435 raised since 2013 “The one main tip I’d suggest is to not be afraid to ask people more than once. A lot of times people intend to donate and need to put it off for various reasons. Sometimes they even thank you for reminding them!”

  • Erica and Avriana

    $5,240 raised in 2017 “I told everyone if I raised $500, my mom would shave with me. I raised $500 in one weekend! I talked to anyone who would listen about what I was doing and why I was doing it. You never know who has connections or who might be inspired to donate!”

  • Ahad J.

    $1,235 raised in 2017 “Truly believe in the cause and be passionate about it. Don't get disheartened when people say no. Remind them that their donations are tax deductible. Contact your local businesses and go door to door in your neighborhood. Always have a smile on your face.”

Your personal cheer squad

We’re here to help! Get in touch with us for any tips, fundraising support, or even those "why is the sky blue" kind of questions.

Your St. Baldrick's cheer squad

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