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Fundraising 101

A core value at YSC is our community, and we can each choose how to give back.

For those who want to fundraise, we have a few tips and tricks that make asking a little easier. Fundraising for YSC provides free community events, education, advocacy and research efforts for young adults affected by breast cancer and their co-survivors.


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Tips for Fundraising Success

Just Ask

  • Share your fundraising goals with friends and family through email, social media and events. Once they know your reasons for participating in the YSC Wellness Summit, your community will join you in supporting young adults affected by breast cancer.

Spread the Word

  • Know your cause Learn about the unique needs of young adults affected by breast cancer.
  • Get social! Announce your fundraising goal on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. Link to your fundraising page and use the hashtag #YSCWellness23.
  • Update your progress. Think of these as your status reports, not just a solicitation. Try to send one every two weeks and more often closer to the event. 
  • Sign it. Add a signature line to your emails. Example: “I am raising money to support young adults affected by breast cancer. Click here (insert link to personal fundraising page) to learn more!”
  • Share the love. Ask your supporters to forward information to their friends. 
  • Rinse and repeat. Research shows that most people must be reminded six times before they give to a cause.
  • Thank in abundance. Send thank-you notes to your supporters by commenting on your fundraising page.

Ask Everyone

  • Double your efforts. Ask every donor to ask if their company matches gifts. Encourage them to submit their matching gift forms along with their contributions. Don’t forget to ask yours!
  • Work it. Ask your boss for a company donation. Many companies want to contribute to a good cause.
  • Just ask! We know. We already said this. But the NUMBER-ONE reason people give to a charitable cause is that someone asked them!


Raise $500 in 10 Days

  • Day 1: Sponsor yourself for $25.
  • Day 2: Ask 5 family members for $20 each.
  • Day 3: Ask 5 friends to contribute $10 each.
  • Day 4: Ask 5 co-workers to contribute $10 each.
  • Day 5: Ask 5 neighbors to contribute $10 each.
  • Day 6: Ask 5 people from your place of worship to contribute $10 each.
  • Day 7: Ask your boss for a contribution of $50.
  • Day 8: Ask 2 businesses or companies you know through work to sponsor you for $25 each.
  • Day 9: Ask businesses you frequent, such as hair salons, dry cleaners, favorite restaurants, etc. to contribute $15. They can also donate gift certificates that you can use to raise funds through raffles at a fundraising event.
  • Day 10: Hold a team fundraising event.