Tips & Tools

Getting Started

Before you start fundraising, we recommend planning and preparing to maximize your efforts. Follow these tips to ensure your challenge will make an impact and help us shape the future of CP research and disability innovation.

Set your Fundraising Goal

Make sure you set a fundraising goal on your profile page. Your friends will be more likely to sponsor you and donate if they know you have a personal goal — and they'll be happy to help you achieve it.

Pro Tip:  $5 a day x 21 days = $105

$105 will go a long way in funding and developing the next generation of life-changing disability technology and therapy for people with cerebral palsy.

Customize Your Page

You’ve set your activity goal and your fundraising goal. This challenge is yours, so make your page a reflection of you and share it with your friends, family, and co-workers.

Upload a photo to build integrity and trust with the people you share your page with.

Write something on your page describing why you’ve taken on the 3forCP challenge and how much everyone’s support will mean to you.

Keep your followers and supporters updated throughout your challenge by adding to your story or including progress updates each day.

Ask Everyone

Be sure to ask everyone you know to support your challenge — not just the people closest to you or people who you expect to support you! You never know who'll donate and gifts can come from the unlikeliest places.

Share your personal story and the goal you hope to achieve, and then let people make their own decision to support you.

People won’t know what you’re up to — and that they can make a difference — unless you tell them what you’re up to!

We’ve Got You Covered

We have a prewritten email for you to use, which includes your personal details to make it easy for you to send out. You can also copy the message and links from your smartphone and send it via text message.

Get Social

Facebook and Instagram are great ways to share your progress, update your friends, and ask for support via daily or weekly stories.

Thank Everyone

Thanking your supporters is just as important as asking for their support in the first place, so thank them early!

Every time someone donates to your challenge, you’ll receive an email notification. We’ve made it super easy to send them a thank-you email or send them a quick text message. You can call them, too!

Nothing shows gratitude more than personalized gratitude, so try to thank every donor as soon as they give.

Pro Tip:

Post a daily update or story on social media thanking your donors and tagging them. Include a link to your fundraising page to make it easy for your followers to donate, too.