PEER TO PEER FUNDRAISING
Join us in raising critical funds for homeless, low-income and at-risk San Francisco Bay Area veterans with your own fundraising page!REGISTER
Veterans Day Dinner participants can raise funds and use the power of social networks to collect donations and recruit team members. It’s easy and fast.
Thank you for serving as a Veterans Day Dinner team leader! You have an opportunity to reach out to friends, family members and co-workers, sharing your story and message of support. Ask them to join you or donate to the event. This guide will help you plan a successful Veterans Day Dinner campaign and includes tools and resources that can help you and your team stay organized and motivated in your fundraising efforts.
Team fundraising through your work, circle of friends, or other group can be fun, rewarding and give you an opportunity to raise more money for Bay Area veterans. This year we encourage a little friendly competition by awarding prizes and recognition at the VIP pre-event to teams and individuals with the greatest reach, funds raised and thoughtful campaigns.
Try to do as much of your fundraising online as possible - participants can raise three times as much money fundraising online!
Once registered, your team (or you as an individual) are in the running to win prizes and public
acknowledgement of your fundraising excellence at the live event.
What is online/ peer-to-peer fundraising?
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fundraising is a fun and simple way to raise awareness and raise funds for causes that you care about. You can fundraise on behalf of Swords to Plowshares by creating your own Veterans Day Dinner campaign and sharing the URL with your social networks through social media and/or e-mail. All donations can be made on your campaign and contribute directly to Swords to Plowshares’ emergency COVID-19 response campaign.
Do I have to type in all my email contacts?
No. You can upload your address book through Gmail or Yahoo if desired. The import wizard will guide you through the process. You can also send through your own Outlook account but be sure to include your individual page URL.
Will donors receive an automated thank you letter?
Yes, everyone who donates online will receive an emailed thank you letter. You should also send them a personal email thanking them for their generous donation and for helping you get one step closer to your goal!
Can you give by check?
Checks to your campaign can be mailed to:
Swords to Plowshares
401 Van Ness Ave, Suite 313
San Francisco, CA 94102
Make sure to include a note on the check indicating the fundraiser. You can also record offline donations by logging in to your dashboard and clicking the link to enter offline donations.
How do I use social media to help raise more money?
Swords to Plowshares provides a Facebook fundraising tool right on your dashboard when you register. You can easily connect your fundraiser with Facebook by following the instructions on the “promote your email” tab. You can also share your page URL and post updates through all social media channels. Bonus: use the hashtag “#vdd2020” to connect with the event and other fundraising efforts.
Are donations to my page tax-deductible?
Yes! All donations to Swords to Plowshares’ 24th Annual Veterans Day Dinner are 100% tax-deductible. Our EIN is 94-2260626.
For additional information regarding fundraising, please contact our team at Swords to Plowshares by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 415.252.4788.