As we all know social media has become one of the most powerful outlets in today’s world. We encourage you all to utilize it to help you succeed in your fundraising efforts. We have included some sample messages you can post to your Facebook profile, Twitter page, or LinkedIn profile. Social media networks reach far more than a phone call or email will and we know you can make a difference reaching out to yours!

Message One, after registration:

I’ve registered for the 2017 Steps to Home walk event. I hope you’ll join me as I Bridge the Distance for Street Outreach. I walk because <insert your reason for walking> and I’m asking for your support. Visit my webpage to learn more <insert hyperlink to your personal page here>.

Message Two, throughout campaign:

Did you know that there were over 300 people in the Lowell who had to sleep in emergency beds last winter? I’m raising funds to do something about that! Visit my webpage <insert hyperlink to your personal page here> to learn more and support my efforts!

Message Three, throughout campaign:

I’m half way do my goal, and only need $x more to reach it! Will you help me? Visit my page and make your donation today <insert hyperlink here>.

Message Four, throughout campaign:

It’s only two weeks before this year’s Steps to Home walk event and I am so excited to participate and make a difference in the lives of those who live on the streets in our community. <Share your personal reason for walking here>. Please support my efforts and visit my personal webpage to learn more! <insert hyperlink here>.

Message Five, after walk:

Thank you so much to everyone who supported my efforts to raise money for the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The walk was this past weekend and we had a fabulous time! I was able to raise <$> and be a part of <#of walkers> who raised a total of <$total of walk>! Thank you for your help!

Key Points to Remember when utilizing Social Media:

o Always include a link to your personal fundraising page.

o Don’t be afraid to post frequently. Remember how quickly messages end up on the next page with everyone sharing their own statuses. Make your posts regular and frequent.

o Publicly thank your donors on your page: Thanks to Jane Doe for her donation. Your support is so appreciated!