Does your employer have a matching gift fund? If so, be sure to speak with them about matching your gift to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Letter Writing/E-Mail as a Fundraising Tool
By using mail or e-mail to raise money, you can solicit contributions from a variety of sources such as:
To Be Successful
The funds you raise support cutting-edge research as well as programs and services for people affected by MS. Each dollar makes a difference, and as we work together to raise money, our efforts add up to fund critical services and programs that drive our mission forward. From addressing basic needs to supporting wide-scale research efforts, your fundraising really does make a difference. Here’s a sample of your fundraising dollars at work:
$50: could provide a round-trip taxi to medical appointment
$100: could purchase a walker or shower chair
$250: could fund a transport chair; round-trip wheelchair ride to medical appointment, or a portable ramp
$500: could help fund a college scholarship for a high school senior who is living with MS or whose parent is living with MS
$1,000: could pay for a hospital bed; 1/2 of a standard chair lift; utility or rental assistance to two people living with MS
$43,000: could fund a research grand (average cost)
Each Challenge Walk MS participant takes on two challenges — the physical challenge of walking and the philanthropic challenge of raising at least $1,500 to move us closer to a world free of MS. Raising $1,500 can seem intimidating, but once you get started, you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. The easiest way to raise funds is to customize your personal webpage and share it with everyone you know!
See fundraising deadlines, and find out who has raised the most money to date and how far we are from meeting our goal.
Learn the specifics about how your donations are handled, and how to enter unconfirmed gifts on your personal page.
Want a fun and exciting way to raise funds? Consider holding a community event!