Peer to Peer Fundraising for Steps to Resilience
 
Steps to Resilience Fundraising Toolkit
Our Steps to Resilience Peer to Peer Fundraising Toolkit is available here: Steps to Resilience Fundraising Toolkit
 
Why Fundraise for Good Grief?
Our vision, our mission and our work are all defined by our goal – to support, raise awareness, and advocate for grieving children and families. We want to ensure a future where no child ever has to grieve alone, because every child and every loss matter to Good Grief.
 
Why Get Involved in Steps to Resilience?
During this challenging time of social distancing, we are all facing unprecedented anxiety, feelings of isolation, and overwhelming grief. Good Grief families face these feelings, and more, every day following the death of their significant person. They turn to Good Grief to learn the skills they need to navigate their new normal, and to build resilience. In the shadow of COVID-19, we all need to build our resilience by coming together as a community, virtually. In response, we created Steps to Resilience.
 
Good Grief’s Steps to Resilience is a four week long virtual event designed to build a strong, resilient, and hopeful virtual community during these challenging times. As a virtual event, you have the flexibility to join at any time, and decide how and when you want to take your steps. You can run or walk, be inside your home on an elliptical, or out in your neighborhood. It’s entirely up to you!
 
Steps to Resilience will help everyone build resilience, build a virtual community of support, and help us raise much needed funds for Good Grief’s programs and grieving families and children everywhere.
 
Ready to Take Your First Steps?
Start by visiting www.wizathon.com/goodgrief5K to register for Steps to Resilience. You can register as an individual, join a team, or start a team.
 
Personalize Your Wizathon Fundraising Page
After you’ve registered you will be prompted to set up your personalized peer-to-peer fundraising page. This is where you will direct your supporters to donate to your campaign. Add a picture, personalize your story, and create your fundraising goal. The goal is entirely up to you, but we ask all participants to commit to raising at least $100. Reach for the stars!
 
Promote and Share
Tell your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and your extended network about Steps to Resilience! Share your reason for participating, your daily step, and fundraising goals, and encourage them to support your efforts and join you.
 
Use Social Media and Email
Keep your supporters and Good Grief in the loop of your progress every step of the way. Share those milestones with the world – we want to know when you have reached 25%, 50%, and 100% of your goals! Always use the hashtag #Steps2Resilience when you share.
 
Encourage Others
Get everyone you know involved! The more participants we get, the larger our virtual community grows. The bigger our community grows, the more resiliency we build, and the more awareness and funds for grieving children we will raise.
 
Seven Easy Steps for Fundraising Success!
  1. Ask - It really can be this simple
  2. Get Social - Media, that is
  3. Tell Your Story - Make it personal and share your why
  4. Bring Us Along Every “Step” of the Way - Share photos, videos, and posts about your involvement
  5. Set Goals For Yourself - Reward and challenge yourself to reach milestones, like 50% of your goal
  6. Follow Up - Ask, ask, and maybe even ask again
  7. Thank - Thank your network frequently for their support
Steps to Resilience Fundraising Toolkit
Want even more fundraising tips and tools to reach your goal? Download our Steps to Resilience Fundraising Toolkit. It is full of sample messages to inspire you, as well as tips to set up your personal fundraising page, fun ideas for sharing on social media, and lots of resources!
 
Thank you for being a part of Steps to Resilience and for raising critical funds for Good Grief. Let's step into a more hopeful and resilient future together!
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