Welcome to the RAICES Fundraising Toolkit! RAICES uses Classy for peer to peer fundraising. Peer to peer fundraising allows you to start a fundraiser on behalf of RAICES. When you start an individual or team fundraiser through classy, you will get your own shareable fundraising page. Set a goal, track your progress, and share with friends.
FOR A SUCCESSFUL
BE THE FIRST DONOR
Be a leader and others will follow. By making the first contribution, this will demonstrate your commitment to the cause!
SET A MEANINGFUL GOAL
Be confident and clear about the amount you hope to raise and share how these fund will help make a difference. Don’t forget to share your progress! Your milestones will be motivators for giving.
REACH OUT DIRECTLY
Try sending some quick personal messages to your inner circle to build up momentum. Your friends and family are the ones most likely to support you, spread the word, and donate to your campaign.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA
Post often, and post with photos or graphics to boost visibility. Posts can be about how much you’ve raised, tagging and thanking those that have donated, etc. Be creative!
BE POSITIVE BE PERSONAL
Regularly update your supporters about what you love about the RAICES mission and what made you start this fundraiser.
MAKE IT EASY TO GIVE
Put the link to your fundraiser page in every social media post and email about your fundraiser. Having the link accessible makes the process quick and simple.
THANK YOUR DONORS
Thank each donor within a day or two of their gift. Again, make it positive and personal. Your thanks is their first reward for giving their time and money to support your fundraiser.
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“I’m raising money for RAICES in support of immigrants and refugees everywhere. Please help me by backing this wonderful cause! To make a donation on my behalf, please go to my fundraising page. [LINK] #JointheFight”
“I’m raising money for RAICES. I’ve raised [amount] so far, but I still need [amount] to completely reach my goal! Would you consider making a donation (even small gifts help!) to assist me in my fundraising efforts? Please feel free to share this post and encourage your own friends to make a gift. Thank you in advance for your generosity! #JointheFight”
“Detaining families and children is not okay. Help me raise money to empower and defend immigrants. All proceeds go to @RAICESTEXAS #JointheFight. Visit [LINK] to donate now!”
“[Highlight a current immigration issue.] That’s why we must defend the right to migrate. I’m doing my part by fundraising for @RAICESTEXAS! #JointheFight [LINK]“
TIP Make sure to link your fundraiser in your bio by going to edit profile on your Instagram account.
Today, more than ever, we are needing to stand up for what is right. We need a just and humane immigration system that treats asylum-seekers with dignity and respect. @RAICESTEXAS is shining a light on injustices happening in our own country and providing support to immigrant families through legal and social services. Click the link in my bio to #JointheFight and support this wonderful cause.
[Share how immigration impacts your life. Are you a child of an immigrant? Are you an immigrant yourself?] We need to stand together and continue to share the beautiful stories of immigration. Seeking asylum is legal. Detaining families and children should not be the new normal in our country. Join me in supporting @RAICESTEXAS, a nonprofit organization that provides legal and social services to immigrants and refugees. #JointheFight and empower our migrant community. Link in bio.
Tag Us! RAICES Social Media Accounts:
Dear [INSERT POTENTIAL DONOR NAME HERE],
Did you know that in the United States, asylum-seeking individuals are not provided court-appointed council? Every day, immigrant families, including children, are forced to navigate the complex immigration system alone. Legal representation is often the key factor in someone being allowed to remain safely in the U.S. rather than be sent back to the harm they’re seeking refuge from.
Today, I’ve made a commitment to empower and defend immigrants.
I’m raising money for RAICES, to make sure that every single person, no matter their circumstances, has the support to become independent and successful members of our communities. [INSERT ADDITIONAL CUSTOMIZATION HERE.]
RAICES is uniquely positioned to support the needs of immigrants today through their crisis management, legal services, social services, and post-release and resettlement support. RAICES also advocates for key policies and legislation to improve the immigration landscape. RAICES is working constantly to ensure equal opportunity for all, no matter what.
That’s why I’m standing with RAICES. Won’t you join me?
Your gift, of any size, towards my fundraiser will get me closer to my goal. I hope you’ll join me today.
[INSERT YOUR NAME HERE]