How to Fundraise

Every dollar you raise helps Covenant House provide a safe space, resources, and hope for a brighter future to youth facing homelessness in America.

We are here to help you achieve your fundraising goals in any way we can. Below are some tips on how to successfully fundraise:

 

Step 1: Personalize your fundraising page

When you register, you will be given a fundraising page to help you request donations for Covenant House. The page is ready to use with pre-written content, but our participants find even more success when they customize it to say why they’re participating in Sleep Out America.

It’s easy to personalize your page. Log-in and follow the prompts to add a photo or a personal note to the page. You can also customize your page link so it’s easy to share.

Step 2: Spread the word

You signed up to participate in a really meaningful campaign. You should tell people about it! Make a list of at least 20 people you know. They can be family, friends, or co-workers.

Once you have your list, copy one of our sample messages into an email, social media post, and/or text message. Personalize the message so it’s in your voice and then hit send! Remember, anytime you post or ask for a donation through email, be sure to include the link to your personal page so people know exactly how to donate.

NEW FOR 2019! Grow your fundraising with Facebook. You can now start your own Facebook Fundraiser for Sleep out America right through your Participant Dashboard. It is easy to set up!  Once you are logged into your Participant Dashboard follow the steps to set up your Facebook Fundraising and watch your donations grow.

Step 3: Follow Up!

Almost everyone needs a reminder to donate, so don’t hesitate to follow-up and remind folks to follow through! Copy our sample donation reminder to follow up with people you’ve already asked. You can also share statistics in an email, social media post, and/or text message along with a link to your fundraising page.

Set your fundraising goals high to earn one of our fundraising rewards.