Using social media is an easy and effective way to reach hundreds, or even thousands, of potential Walk sponsors. You’ll be amazed how much you can raise by simply including a link to your personal fundraising page in your status updates. Or even better, you can update your status right from your “My HQ” page which embeds a link back to your fundraising page.
Feel free to use our logo in your fundraising efforts. Click here to download the 25th Anniversary logo.
Facebook & Twitter
Inspire your friends and followers to donate by including facts about HIV/AIDS in your status updates and tweets. Click here for up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS in Orange County.
Publicly thanking your sponsors by writing on their Facebook wall or Tweeting them directly may inspire others to donate, too! And use the thank you message as your status update to reach even more people.
A Facebook Garage Sale is a fun way to raise money and get organized around the house! Find items of value that you no longer need or want and that might be suitable for sale. On the Facebook Marketplace homepage, click “Sell for a Cause” and set pricing for your items. Click “Post,” add the AIDS Walk Orange County Facebook Cause and start your sale. Bring evidence of the sales you made to Check-In, and we’ll make sure the money counts towards your goal!
Follow AIDS Walk Orange County, AIDS Services Foundation or any other AIDS service organizations on Twitter and retweet any tweets you receive. Adding an additional message of your own, including a link to your fundraising page, may get your followers to donate!
If you have access to a web cam or digital video camera, you can fund raise “in person” on YouTube. Create a video detailing your support of AIDS Walk Orange County. Include the facts you’ve learned through your Facebook updates and tweets. Ask your viewers to support your fundraising efforts and post the video on YouTube. Link it to your Facebook account, too! You can even thank your sponsors by video or keep an AIDS Walk video diary culminating with your day of event experiences!
Popular blogging sites like Blogger.com, WordPress.com or even the Facebook Notes application could allow you to keep an online fundraising journal. Blog for dollars by announcing fundraising events (such as your Facebook Garage Sale) and include links to your fundraising home page.
The Virtual Walker
If you are unable to attend the AIDS Walk, you can still register online and participate by raising awareness and collecting donations. You’ll still be eligible for all the Walker Incentives and you’ll be walking with us in spirit!