How it Works
You can improve the lives of scoliosis patients and families by creating your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Create your own or join an existing one today and help make a difference in the life of a scoliosis patient.
Our fundraising technology allows supporters to create and customize their own fundraising web pages and collect online donations from friends and family. The process is super fast and easy! Just follow the simple steps below to get started!
Fundraise in 3 Easy Steps
To get started, choose between the 3 different types of fundraisers below and click on “Become a Fundraiser” to create your own fundraising page.
Customize Your Page
Begin by uploading a picture (a selfie will work!), set the personal fundraising goal, then follow by a personal message about yourself and why you are doing this.
Share on social media or e-mail: Share your fundraiser using the links at the top of the page (desktop) or bottom of the page (mobile).
IT’S THAT EASY!
Choose any of the fundraisers below to get started
Peer-to-peer Fundraising FAQ
What is peer-to-peer fundraising?
Peer-to-peer fundraising allows Setting Scoliosis Straight’s inspired supporters, like you, to fundraise on our behalf by easily enabling individuals to reach out to their personal networks and share our mission.
- Supporters get their own fundraising page
- Use unique keywords to share on social media
- Showcase donations in real-time
How to get started?
Step 1: Set-up your fundraising page
Personalize your fundraising page with a profile photo (a square photo works best). Write a personally meaningful message about why you are raising money for Setting Scoliosis Straight.
You can also use a personal photos or a video on your page. You will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have them load this onto your page.
Step 2: Set your goal
Setting a goal also gives you a built-in reason to update your audience and follow-up with them after they have donated.
Step 3: Identify your network of support
Think about all the people who can help you reach your fundraising goal. This doesn’t have to be just people who can donate – it may include local businesses that can provide items that you can use to incentivize people to support your campaign or friends that will help spread the word about your campaign.
Get creative as you make your list. Think beyond the family and friends that you see every day. Consider people like colleagues, acquaintances, and others who have expressed interest in scoliosis. Many people want to give to a great cause…all you need to do is ask!
Step 4: Be the First to Donate
Inspire others to donate by making the first donation yourself. Make your donation the same amount you hope for your supporters to contribute. When you start reaching out to your friends and family, encourage others to match this donation.
How do I share my page with friends and family?
Use the social share buttons on your personal fundraising page to send messages with the donation form to your friends and family. You can also use your personal URL or keyword to share your page—add the link to your email signature or your social media profiles.
Your personal keyword is a great way to share your campaign verbally. When you are chatting with people about your fundraising efforts, ask them to pull out their cell phones and text your “personal keyword” to 71777.
What is my personal URL and Text keyword?
Your URL and Keyword are in the email that you were sent when you registered as a fundraiser. This email also has a link for you to change your password and edit your page. We recommend keeping it available to you during the campaign.
How often should I reach out to family and friends?
Long campaigns: At least once a week.
Short campaigns: Every day of the 7-day campaign (or customize—e.g. for days of giving multiple times throughout the day).
Statistics show, the more often you ask, the more you will fundraise. In one study, those who sent more than 25 emails fundraised as least $1,300.
Use different channels to reach people—email, social media, text message, and phone. It can take up to 12 impressions to get the average donor to give.
Are gifts made to Setting Scoliosis Straight tax deductible?
Yes! Setting Scoliosis Straight is a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by governing laws. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their contribution within moments of making their gift.
For more information and FAQ, download our Crowdfunding Toolkit PDF below.
“HOW TO” AND GETTING STARTED:
Other Ways to Fundraise:
If you want to organize an event such as any sport tournaments, 5K Walk/Run, Fashion Show and Dance-off to raise money for the SSSF. Click on the Live Fundraising Application above and fill out the form. We will review your application and will contact you back within 10 days.