Fundraising Tips for the Walk to Cure Diabetes
Fundraising for T1D research is easy, fun, and rewarding. We provide you with support every step of the way to ask your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to donate to JDRF. We want you to give everyone you know the opportunity to help create a world without T1D!
As soon as you register you’ll be on your way. Registering online helps us to keep in touch with you on the latest JDRF and Walk to Cure Diabetes news and information, and you'll gain access to great fundraising resources. Registration is easy.
Set a goal
Aim high! Set a personal fundraising goal that challenges you to get creative, reach out to more people, and raise the most money possible for T1D research.
Share your story
Sharing your personal story of what life is like for you or your loved one with T1D is one of the most powerful ways to move people to donate. JDRF helps you tell your story in your fundraising letters, on your personal page, and even in video.
Our Fundraise with Facebook app, available through the Participant Center, also lets you broadcast your story. Use the popular social network to solicit donations for the Walk and raise awareness of the critical need for T1D research funding.
Start asking early
Our number one fundraising tip: Just ask! Your online Participant Center makes it easy to ask for donations with fundraising letter and email templates.
See it through
Ask and ask again. It’s common for people to put things off. So make sure to follow up on any letters you’ve sent that haven’t received an answer and any outstanding pledges that haven’t been fulfilled as Walk day approaches.
Say thank you!
Saying “thank you” to your donors is the most important step in this journey! Every dollar that JDRF spends on research every year comes from the generosity of our donors. Please be sure to let your supporters know how their donation is helping JDRF to create a world without T1D!
Additional fundraising and recruiting support for teams and team captains can be found on our Family Teams and Corporate Teams pages.