Sharing about your fundraiser is one of the most important parts of the process! You might choose to share about your fundraiser on your social media accounts (get tips here!), in-person or through email.

Email is one of the most effective ways that you can share about what you’re doing with your friends, family and connections.  But we know that it can be difficult to put your fundraising initiatives into words.

Don’t worry. We’re here to help with that! Here are some ideas of how to share about your fundraiser; just copy and paste.

EMAIL

Hi friends,

Did you know that today, [insert statistic from your chosen fund* – See a list of links for stats below*]?

Today, I’m setting out to make statistics like this history by fundraising for Compassion Canada’s [insert fund title] initiatives. But I can’t do it alone. My hope is to build a team of people to join the cause and help me reach my goal of [insert amount].

Funds raised will go directly to Compassion Canada’s local church partners, who know the specific needs of the communities they live and work in. Depending on the needs of the community, Compassion’s [insert fund title] interventions can include, [insert fund details**]

Would you consider joining me? Together, we can ensure that every child around the world is known, loved and protected. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I’d love to connect with you! Sincerely, [name]

Stats you can use:

1. WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WaSH) By supporting Compassion’s WaSH initiatives, you are helping prevent water-borne illnesses in children. Your gift will help provide safe water, latrines, hand-washing stations and hygiene education to communities around the world, because everyone deserves the chance to be healthy. For more details visit compassion.ca/water.

2. SURVIVAL By supporting Compassion’s Survival initiatives, you are helping to rescue moms and babies from desperate poverty. Your gift is providing food for malnourished children, teaching moms how to take care of their children and preparing them to take their first steps toward a life of promise and purpose—all through the local church. For more details visit compassion.ca/survival.

3. URGENT NEEDS By supporting Compassion’s Urgent Needs fund, you can give to the most pressing needs that our church partners have identified in their communities—including emergency medical care, support following disasters and protection from violation or abuse. For more details visit compassion.ca/urgent-needs.

4. GIFTS OF COMPASSION Through Gifts of Compassion, you can fundraise for a gift that is close to your heart. Whether you are an artist that wants children in poverty to have access to art and music classes, or a farmer passionate about providing a family in poverty with their own small-scale farm, these gifts are sure to combine your passions with the needs of those around the world. For more details visit compassion.ca/gifts.

You can also join Compassion Canada’s Volunteer Network Facebook page for even more tips, tools, and to connect with other passionate individuals who want to end poverty!

For more resources, visit cmpsn.ca/toolkit

Written by: Compassion Canada