DYI | How To Fundraise Yourself


Whats a Campaign?

Starting a campaign is easy. Follow these steps to learn more…

Step 1: Plan It Out

What are you passionate about? What do you love to do? What are you good at? What could be a fun way to fundraise? After you decide what you want to do, pick a name. Pick a photo. And just like that, you’ll be ready to start raising money to help bring clean water projects for people in need!

Helpful Tips:

  • Refine your message and be sure to personalize your fundraising page with photos

  • Donate to your own campaign to show your commitment and inspire others

  • Start with your close contacts. Reach out to 10-15 people who you know are supportive of your goals. They should hear about your campaign first, in a personal message. The more personal your outreach is, the more likely they’ll make a meaningful gift.

Dear Friend

Over 600 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. Together we can change that.

Help me raise money for clean water by donating to my ATTA Campaign. ATTA helps provide families access to clean drinking water in the developing world. Every family who receives a filter will have access to clean water for the next 20 to 40 years! [Link to fundraising page].

Everyone deserves to have access to clean drinking water. Every donation can make a difference. Thank you for your support!

Your Name
— Your Name

Step 2: Social Support

Once your campaign is set up, tell everyone about it! The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goal. Share your passion with others and watch as they catch the vision!

Helpful Tips:

Over 600 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Together we can change that. Join my campaign: [Instert a Link to your campaign page]
— name
  • Once you’ve demonstrated your personal commitment and gotten your closest contacts involved, officially launch your campaign on social media.

I’m halfway to my fundraising goal! Support families around the world by donating to my campaign: [Insert a Link to your campaign page]
— name
  • Keep your network updated. Post on social once a week, but vary your content. We suggest rotating between thanking donors, updating them on progress you’ve made, talking about your passion for clean water and asking them to get involved.

Step 3: Keep Going

It’s important that not every message you communicate about your campaign is not an ask for dollars. Share your heart, share about why you want to do this campaign, and share about the impact it will make!

Helpful Tips:

  • Tell a story about why ATTA is important to you. Remind people why you’ve chosen to advocate for clean water.

Thanks to everyone who has donated to my @oneattatime campaign! Check out the progress on my fundraising page: [Link to fundraising page]
— name
  • Send a reminder to your contacts who have not yet donated and thank those who have!

  • Below is an example email you can send to your community. Make sure to not just copy and paste this but to create your own. People want to hear your heart not someone else’s.

Dear Friend,

My ATTA campaign is ending soon and I’m asking for your help to reach my fundraising goal!

Watch this video of one boy and what it is like for someone to get their water and then use the filter. Over 600 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Together, we can change that. Every little bit helps - you can make a difference by donating to my campaign: [Link to fundraising page]

Just a few days to go!

Thanks for joining me.

Your Name
— name

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Step 4: When you’re done!

Send a Thank you email to those who gave to your campaign!

Dear Friend,

Thank you for donating to my ATTA campaign. 100% of our money will help provide families in Vietnam, Uganda, and El Salvador with access to clean water.

This has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I’ve learned so much about the impact of having clean water, which leads to healing, improved education, decrease in usage of plastics, a better future, and so much more.

I encourage you to get more involved with One ATTA Time by starting your own fundraising campaign. You know over 600 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Together we can change that.

Your Name
— Name

Thank your social network!

THANK YOU to those who donated to my @oneattatime campaign, we helped bring education to kids that need it most [Link to campaign page]
— Name

You ready?

Let’s start a campaign and join us on mission to bringing hope and healing to people around the world!