31st Chevron Walk to End HIV Fundraising Suggestions

            1. Use your status update to inspire and fundraise

Inspire your friends to sponsor you by posting HIV/AIDS facts on Twitter or Facebook.  Be sure to include a link to your personal fundraising web page in each status update.

            2. Include Link to Donate in Your Email Signature

Include a link to your Personal fundraising web page in you signature.  Each time you send a message, the recipient will be provided with a reminder to sponsor you.

            3. Use our logo

Make your profile picture the Chevron Walk to End HIV Logo

            4. Give thanks & get sponsors at the same time

When somebody sponsors you, thank them publicly by updating your status with a message of thanks.  This not only lets that donor know how grateful you are for their kind donation, but also inspires others to donate!

            5. Advertise your events

Create a Facebook event to invite all of your friends to your next Chevron Walk to End HIV fundraiser.  Make it an open event so it appears in searches and so guests can send it to their friends.

            6. Remember Matching Gifts

Many employers will match the charitable donations made by their employees.  You may be able to double every donation you get!


           7. Online Sale/Auction

Another great way to raise money using donated items is to hold a sale or silent auction using Facebook or Ebay.  Sell things you don't need and dedicate the funds to the Walk.

Tips form Expert Team Leaders

            8. Start a friendly Competition with friends and family

Start up a friendly competition to see who can get the most donations.

            9. Reach Out to Previous Donors

Ask previous donors to take an active role and become a Team Member.

These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

Be creative in coming up with other fundraising ideas!


Keep in Mind…

  • Not everyone will have the same response.  If you are getting all “no” or all “yes” responses, you are not asking enough people. 
  • People are busy.  If you do not receive a response to a phone call or e-mail right away, it is good to follow up.  Even people that are very excited to support your efforts may need reminding. 
  • Most people can and will give.  It is important to remember that every single dollar you raise translates directly into services for people living with HIV and AIDS.  That means that every donation, whether $1 or $1,000 matters.  With that in mind, please do not make assumptions about who can give or how much they can give.  Provide everyone the opportunity to contribute to your fundraising efforts and be open to all levels of support. 
  • Giving feels good.  People enjoy the feeling of supporting great causes, as well as the people in their lives.  It is important to always honor and acknowledge such generosity with a thank you.  Help your donors know how great it feels for you to have their support and how much of a difference they are making in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS with a written acknowledgement. 
  • ASK, ASK, ASK!  The number one reason people do not give is that they were not asked.  It is important to remember that people want to support worthy causes and they also enjoy supporting their family, friends, and neighbors – You are providing them with an opportunity to do just that. 

Follow These 10 Easy Steps to Raise $1,000 in 1 Week!



Sponsor yourself for $25     


Ask 5 family members for $25      


Ask 10 friends for $20    


Ask 5 co-workers for $10


E-mail 12 people asking for $25   


Ask 5 neighbors for $10 


Ask 2 local businesses you frequently patronize for $25 


Ask 5 members of a club or organization that you are a member of for $10


Select 1 person or organization in your life and ask them to sponsor you at $50     


Select 1 person or organization in your life and ask them to contribute $100  


Start Fundraising!  Good Luck!