Online Fundraising

Thank you for raising money for Africare!

Congratulations on taking the first step to improving the lives of the people of Africa! We are excited to learn that Africa is where you want to help and Africare is who you want to support. Africare partners with people in rural communities, usually in remote locations, throughout the continent of Africa to empower them to overcome the challenges they face. Here’s how you can help online:

1. Register to be an Africare Champion

Fill out this form and follow the directions below to start your own Africare fundraising campaign. If you’re not on Twitter, that’s okay!

Africare President Darius Mans [tallest] and staff volunteering at the Dreaming Out Loud community garden in Washington, D.C.

Africare President Darius Mans [tallest] and staff volunteering at the Dreaming Out Loud community garden in Washington, D.C.

2. Tell everyone

Now that you’re registered, we’ve sent you an email with links to your profile page and a donation page built just for you and your supporters. First, we recommend you bookmark those pages! The next step is to get as many supporters as possible. Follow the suggestions below on your own or use the buttons in the “My Tools” tab of your Champions profile page to speed up the process.

Update your status

Post a short message on Facebook about your campaign. Link your post to your personal donation page, and all of your friends’ donations will count toward your fundraising total.

Get tweeting

Share the link to your donation page and an even shorter message with all your followers.

Blog

If you know how to blog you probably don’t need our help. But feel free to write about your fundraising efforts, and use the “My Tools” resources to embed a donation form or a status bar widget on your site.

Send emails

If everything you want to say can’t be contained by Facebook or Twitter, you can always send out emails with the link to your page. If you want inspiration, here is an example. Feel free to cut, paste and personalize!

Sample Email:

Hi Everybody,

I am launching a fundraising campaign for Africare, and I am counting on your support!

Seventy percent of Sub-Saharan Africans live on less than two dollars per day. We can do something about this. For more than 40 years, Africare has empowered African communities to overcome poverty, malnutrition, infectious diseases, unsanitary water and more. Plus, 94 cents of every Africare dollar goes to program activities in Africa. That’s why I chose to become an Africare Champion.

Please help me reach my goal of (INSERT GOAL AMOUNT) by donating now. Just follow this link: (INSERT LINK TO PERSONAL DONATION PAGE).

Thanks so much for your support!

(INSERT YOUR NAME)

3. Thank your supporters

Whenever someone donates to Africare through your page, we’ll update your fundraising status and notify you by email.

So you don’t forget, be sure to thank your friends for donating right away. Your notification emails will contain social media buttons that you can use to easily give your supporters the credit they deserve in public.

4. Let us know if you need help!

Having difficulty with the online system? We are happy to support you.

Contact Africare’s Office of Development:

Denise Cummings
Telephone • 1-202-328-5370
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
development@africare.org

Click here to try fundraising in your community or click here to learn more about our work.