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Without a crew, a flight can’t get off the ground. When a child flies with CFOH, the “crew” also consists of people behind the scenes, like our fundraisers and donors who make the flight a reality. As an independently funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit, every donation makes a difference and helps us fly more children in need.
You can help by fundraising on behalf of CFOH; we’ve partnered with MobileCause to make it easier than ever! In less than five minutes you can build your own fundraising page to spread the word and collect donations for CFOH. Use it for an upcoming race or event, to share on social media, or even to get people to donate in honor of someone’s birthday. You can customize your page with your own pictures and story of what CFOH means to you to motivate your friends and family to give.
Your MobileCause page tracks who gives to your fundraiser and the totals, automatically sends donors a thank you email and tax receipt, and sends the donations directly to Children’s Flight of Hope! It’s so easy to use, people can even donate from their phones.
Click here or follow the links below to create your own fundraising page today. Keep reading to find out more about MobileCause and how you can use it to fund more flights!
Thank you for supporting Children’s Flight of Hope by fundraising on our behalf! Every gift of every size makes a difference and helps give children access to life-changing medical care. You’re helping spread the word about CFOH and engaging new audiences, as well as raising valuable funds. Together, we provided more than 800 flights last year. If you have any questions about fundraising for CFOH, please contact us.
How do I customize my page?
Customizing your page is the first step of your successful fundraiser. People will be more likely to donate to your campaign if you tell them why CFOH is important to you and why you’re fundraising. Has CFOH helped your family personally? Do you support CFOH because you know your donations make a real impact on children in need? Let your friends know! You can start customizing your page right after you sign up, and make edits any time. You can change your profile picture, change your fundraising goal, add images, and include your personal story. Your confirmation email includes the shareable link to your page, and a quick link to customize it at any time. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t receive it.
Click here to watch a video from MobileCause that shows you how to edit your page, step by step. Your page will automatically have content provided by CFOH, including a compelling message, video, and shareable social media messages so you don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to. Feel free to use this content, edit it, add to it, or just use your own!
Toolkit - How do I get people to donate?
The great thing about MobileCause is that it gives YOU the power to share CFOH’s mission with your friends and networks to make a difference. The more you share your story, the more people you will reach, and the faster you’ll reach your goal. You can share the link to your page on social media, via email with friends and family, with your church, on neighborhood message boards, etc…
Organizing your fundraising campaign around a specific goal or event can be a great motivator for people to donate now. You may want to promote your campaign until you reach a specific goal such as $250 or $500. Or all month leading up to a specific holiday or birthday. Click here to see a list of fundraising event ideas from MobileCause.
Be sure to post regularly, include the link, and include a compelling fact, your story, or an image to motivate people to give. You can find examples, sample emails, and posts in our fundraising toolkit, here, and download images formatted for social media below.
Can I create a team?
What if someone wants to write a check?
We can accept checks and apply them to your fundraising total! Be sure the check is made out directly to Children’s Flight of Hope or CFOH and include a note that states which fundraiser it is for, and mail it to our address: 1101 Aviation Parkway, Suite D Morrisville, NC 27560 When we receive the check we will update your fundraising total on MobileCause so it will reflect on your page, and send the donor a receipt.
Can I choose who my funds benefit?
What is MobileCause?
MobileCause is an easy to use peer-to-peer fundraising platform similar to YouCaring or GoFundMe. You can build a custom page, set a fundraising goal, and collect donations on behalf of CFOH. All donor data and processing is 100% private and secure, donors receive an automatic receipt for tax-deductible donations, and funds are automatically direct deposited to Children’s Flight of Hope.
MobileCause withholds 2.5% of each donation to cover credit card card processing fees, and does not charge transaction fees. Donors even have the option of covering the 2.5% charge at check out. With MobileCause, more of each donation is going directly to help children in need! Your page also displays your progress and everyone that has supported your campaign, so tracking your success is easy!