Get Started With Your Community Fundraiser
  1. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS.

    Decide why you are hosting a fundraiser (in honor, in memory, or just giving back), identify what area or department of the hospital you’d like the proceeds to be directed to (Breast Cancer, Diabetes research, the Heart Center, unrestricted support, etc.) and decide what type of fundraiser you will host: golf tournament, dinner party, walk-a-thon, letter campaign, etc.

  2. SIGN UP

    Sign up as an official Mass General community fundraiser. (Not ready to dive all the way in, get your feet wet by setting your personal fundraising page today.)

  3. FORM A COMMITTEE.

    Gather enthusiastic family, friends and colleagues to start planning. They can provide the support you will need to organize and run your fundraiser.

  4. PREPARE A BUDGET.

    Establish a fundraising goal and identify potential sources of income and expenses.

  5. PLAN A TIMELINE.

    Develop a timeline for when important tasks are due and who is responsible. This will help keep your fundraiser on schedule.

  6. SPREAD THE WORD.

    Set up your online event page and send invitations, emails, and tweets to everyone you know and ask them to help by telling their circle of friends about your fundraiser. Consider creating a website or Facebook page to help educate and inform family and friends.

  7. GET YOUR EVENT ONLINE.

    If you haven’t already be sure to set up your personal fundraising page. You can sell tickets for your event (to benefit Mass General), collect donations and spread the word online

  8. HAVE FUN.

    Enjoy your event while increasing awareness about Mass General and the worthy cause for which you are raising money.

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Acknowledge yourself and your committee for planning a successful fundraiser. Acknowledge and thank your donors, participants, sponsors and in-kind donors.

  10. PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR.

    Make your fundraiser an annual event. Get your committee together to debrief on areas that need improvement or enhancement and start planning for next year!