Fundraising Tips

Thanks for joining us during Walk for Hope Virtual Edition! To help with your fundraising for IBD research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we’ve compiled some resources you can use to make the biggest impact for our patients. Please share this page with your teammates!

Share Your Why

Make your fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP’s IBD Center. You can even add pictures!


Donate to your team to kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Send a Text

Looking for a quick and easy way to fundraise? Send a text message with your fundraising page URL to your friends and family. You can even include a fun photo!

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo or story. Share your personal fundraising page or download sign templates, personalize it and share on social media. Make sure you use the hashtag #CHOPWalkForHope.


Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Tip: When asking for a donation, remember to be specific and short to those you know, long and heartfelt to those you don’t! See our Email Writing Tips.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to support you! What about your co-workers? Your relatives? Your neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Thank You, You
and You!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors, because without them, CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

2x Your Impact

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

Become a Master Fundraiser

Check out our fundraising best practices guide to learn how you can become an amazing fundraiser.

Connect to Facebook

Did you know participants with a Facebook fundraiser raise 3x more? Make it easy for your online friends to donate and create yours today! Log in to your event fundraising portal and select “create a Facebook fundraiser” to get started!

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for breakthrough IBD research — by following the simple tips here and below.

Recognize Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us!

Always give people the opportunity to learn more about pediatric IBD research and donate using your personal URL. Looking for your URL? Email for assistance.

Use hashtags

Use #CHOPWalkForHope in your posts to make it easy for friends to follow your fundraising progress.

Tag Us

Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook, @ChildrensPhila on Twitter and @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.

Instagram Resources

Utilize the below templates for your Instagram Story to let your followers know why you are participating and how they can support you! Fill in the blanks or add your own photo and share with your networks. For mobile devices, tap and save the images below to your phone. For desktop users, download the complete collection here.

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Bingo BoardEngage your Followers

Looking for a new way to fundraise? Try engaging your followers using the Walk for Hope Donation Board! Post the image on your Facebook or Instagram and update as you go by marking an X on the spaces that have been donated. You can even tag who donated in that spot!

This gives you a great way to recognize your followers for their donation, get others donating and allows your donors to repost their donation! Make sure to include your customized fundraising link in your profile or tag your Facebook fundraiser so people can make their donation.


The Walk for Hope logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts and print materials. If you have any questions, please contact BEFORE USE.

The Walk for Hope logo should always be used as shown. Do not modify the color, logo, font or symbol and text lock-up.