Fundraising Tips

Thanks for joining us at the 2020 Walk for Hope! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise funds for tomorrow’s breakthroughs in IBD research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help kids. 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. 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!

Rally the Team

Share your stories and fundraising strategies. See our Team Fundraising Ideas for new inspiration!

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.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo. Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels.


Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips and examples of letters you can adapt for your use.

Text Messaging

Do you have friends or family who don’t check their email often? Try sending a text message with your fundraising page URL!

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.

Recruit Others

Encourage friends to join your team or donate. Download this PowerPoint template and customize it with your photos and links to your team page.

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.

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 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.

Share Your Story

Tell your online supporters how IBD has affected you or your loved one — including both your triumphs and your challenges. Why is finding a cure important to YOU? See our examples of social media posts.

Link to Us!

Even though some posts will be more donation focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about IBD care for kids and donate using your personal URL.

Use hashtags

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

Tag us

Tag @Children’sHospitalofPhiladelphia 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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Jillian with Facebook overlayFrame Your Photo

Show your support for kids with IBD and encourage others to join you at the Walk for Hope on Sunday, April 19, 2020, with a Facebook frame. Add the frame to your profile picture by searching for “Walk for Hope 2020” or use this link to add the frame to a new photo or video on your Facebook page.



The Walk for Hope logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. 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.