emerge's year-end giving challenge

Thank you for being part of our year-end giving challenge! Below is everything you need to set up and share your page. Creating a page takes less than five minutes!

Not sure what to say or how to share? View the toolkit below full of sample text messages, photos, social media posts, and more. 

How to set up your page

Step 1: Create Page

Go HERE and click “Create my own fundraising page.” Enter your first and last name and your email address and click “Create My Page.”

Step 2: Check Email

Check your email. You’ll have received two emails from bmonjure@emergela.org:

(1) Personalize your Crowdfunding page: This email contains a link where you can edit your donation page. You can always go back to this email to use the link to make changes to your page.

(2) Support my fundraising effort: This is an email that you can forward to friends and family to donate to your personal fundraiser.

Step 3: Personalize Page

Go to email (1) Personalize your Crowdfunding page and click “Personalize my page” to set up your page by editing:

  • Your name
  • Your goal (it will default to our total goal of $40,000)
  • Your picture (here are some you can use)
  • Your story (a sample is included on the page)
  • You have the option to show or hide the names of people who donate through your page. When people give they can choose to hide both their name and donation amount if desired, so we suggest keeping “show supporter list” checked to encourage others to give.
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When finished editing your page, click on “Save and Publish.” You can go back to the “personalize your page” email to make changes at any time.

How to SHARE YOUR PAGE

Social Media via Desktop

In your inbox, find the email with the subject line Support my fundraising effort,” right click on “Donate to my cause” and select copy link address. You can then paste that link into a social media post with whatever messaging and photo you’d like (see below for ideas!).

NOTE: You may see the option to add a Facebook Donate button to your post. Do not select that option.

Social Media via Mobile

On your phone, go to the “Support my fundraising effort” email and click “Donate to my cause.” Once the web page opens, press the share button and copyYou can then paste that link into a social media post with whatever messaging and photo you’d like (see below for ideas!).

Text Message

On your phone, go to the “Support my fundraising effort” email and click “Donate to my cause.” Once the page opens, press the share button and text to whomever you’d like (see below for suggested messaging!).

Email

In your inbox, find the email with the subject line “Support my fundraising effort.” You can forward this email to your family/friends/colleagues! Delete the “forward this email” message at the top before sending.

TOOLKIT AND RESOURCES

We encourage you to customize your communication with family and friends in a way that is meaningful to you. Here is some generic messaging and shareable photos to help get you started!

Timeline

November 16:  Announce your fundraiser to friends, family and colleagues.
December 1: Today is Giving Tuesday! This is an easy opportunity to reminder your people to give on this national day of giving.
December 15:  Post a “15 days left” reminder on your social media accounts (or via text/email).
December 31:  Post a “last chance” reminder on your social media accounts (or via text/email).

Sample Messaging

Announcement post: Hi friends and family! I am hosting a year-end fundraiser for Emerge, a nonprofit that provides therapy and education to children with autism and other communication challenges. Emerge provides broad access to services for all, regardless of ability to pay.

I’ve chosen to support Emerge this holiday season because [why you’re advocating for Emerge]. Donate and share this post to help me reach my goal of [your $ goal] by the end of the year! Donate at [insert the link to your personal fundraising page].

Reminder post: Hey everyone! My fundraiser for Emerge has raised [$] so far! Although our world has changed, Emerge’s services continue to be needed by families in our community. No gift is too small – every dollar helps Emerge provide life-changing therapy to more children! If you’re able, you can donate at [insert the link to your personal fundraising page].

Reminder post: There are [days] left to support my fundraiser for Emerge! Every gift counts and I’m only [$] away from my goal! You can donate at [insert the link to your personal fundraising page].

**If sharing on Instagram, you’ll need to paste the link to your personal fundraising page in the bio section of your profile**

Hey! I’m hosting a year-end fundraiser for Emerge, a nonprofit that provides therapy and education to children with autism and other communication challenges. Emerge provides broad access to services for all, regardless of ability to pay. [Brief explanation of why you’re advocating for Emerge]. If you are able to, please consider supporting my fundraiser at [insert the link to your personal fundraising page]. Thanks so much!!!

Hi there friends and family,

This holiday season, I’m raising money for Emerge, a nonprofit that provides therapy and education to children with autism and other communication challenges. Emerge provides broad access to services for all, regardless of ability to pay. I’ve pledged to help them raise money for their year-end fundraiser because [why you’re advocating for Emerge].

Please consider supporting my fundraiser which ends December 31st by clicking here: [insert the link to your personal fundraising page]

Every amount helps! If you’re unable to donate at this time, I’d appreciate if you’d share my page on social media or forward this email to a friend.

Thank you so much!

Hello! Just wanted to send a quick reminder that my fundraising campaign for Emerge ends on December 31! This cause means the world to me because [why you’re advocating for Emerge].

You can make a gift of any amount by clicking here: [insert the link to your personal fundraising page]. All donations are fully tax-deductible. I appreciate any support you’re able to give.

Thank you so much!

  • -Ask for a donation in lieu of a Christmas present.
  • -Tag people in your social media posts that you know may give to kick off your campaign.
  • -Share year-end posts from our Facebook or Instagram pages to yours!

General Assets

Click here to access approved photos! We have sized them for Facebook, Instagram Posts, and Instagram Stories. You can also use these in texts or emails.

About Emergehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybfN-SOxtzs 

Family Story: Adanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kYe782e0nM 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Deviceshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1LDXUa_u1U 

  • -Mission: Emerge empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through an interdisciplinary therapy program within an innovative educational model. Support from the community facilitates broad access to our services, expands our impact and enriches our unique learning environment. 
  • -In the last year, Emerge served 1,756 clients
  • -More than half of our clients receive Medicaid benefits
  • -A gift of $10 provides adapted books for one classroom
  • -A gift of $25 provides snacks for a Group Speech class for one week
  • -A gift of $50 provides three board games to help teach social skills
  • -A gift of $100 provides art supplies for one child for a year
  • -A gift of $250 funds a therapeutic field trip for 10 students

FAQ

If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Monjure on The Emerge Foundation team (bmonjure@emergela.org, ext. 6986).

Your Page

Your personal goal is totally up to you! We have an overall goal of $40,000. If you’re not sure what to put, we suggest setting a goal between $250-$500.

Something that will resonate with those that visit your page. We have Emerge photos linked above for your use. 

This portion of the page is to tell your friends and family why you’re choosing to fundraise for Emerge.

That part of the form is not editable, so all pages will show the title “Emerge’s Year End Fundraising Campaign.”

That part of the form is not editable, but donors can choose “other” to give any amount.

Simply visit your fundraising page! You will be able to see actual vs. goal as well as a list of donors and their donation amounts (if not given anonymously).

Donors/Donations

You can drop off or mail all cash or check donations to Madison Douglass at Emerge (7784 Innovation Park Drive, BR, 70820). Those donations will be added to your campaign and reflected on your fundraising page. Please be sure to also provide the donors name and either their email, mailing address, or phone number so that we can provide them with an acknowledgement for their tax purposes.

No, all gifts must be made directly to Emerge through your page.

Donors can give anonymously and hide both their name and donation amount when giving online if desired.

All donors will receive an email confirmation of their donation and a mailed letter from The Foundation Team for their tax purposes. Feel free to thank your friends and family as they give! At the end of the campaign, we are happy to provide you with a list of everyone who donated through your page and their amounts.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Brandi Monjure
bmonjure@emergela.org
225-663-6986