SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT:
Below are messages you can post to your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. We know you can make a difference by reaching out to your network!
Message #1, after registration:
I've registered for SOLE SUPPORT! I hope you'll join me in raising funds to support those affected by Parkinson's disease. Visit my walk page to learn more <insert a hyperlink to your personal page here>. I'm asking for your support because <insert your reason for walking>. Include a photo for added interest.
Message #2, throughout campaign:
Did you know Parkinson's is the 2nd most common neurological disorder in the US after Alzheimer's? I'm raising funds to do something about that! Visit my webpage <insert a hyperlink to your personal page here> to learn more and support my efforts!
Message #3, throughout campaign:
I'm halfway to my goal of becoming a Parkinson's Hero! I only need $X more to reach it! Will you help me? Visit my page and make your donation today <insert hyperlink here>.
Message #4, throughout campaign:
Did you know Parkinson's Resources serves 15,000 families every year, and they do it at no charge? I'm raising funds to help! Visit my webpage <insert a hyperlink to your personal page here> to learn more and support my efforts!
Message #5, throughout campaign:
It's only X weeks before this year's SOLE SUPPORT, and I am so excited to participate and make a difference in the lives of those with Parkinson's. <Share your personal reason for walking here>. Please support my efforts and visit my walker page to learn more! <insert hyperlink here>.
Message #6, after walk:
Thank you so much to everyone who supported my efforts to raise money for Parkinson's Resources. The walk was this past weekend, and we had a fabulous time! I was able to raise <$> and be a part of <#of walkers> who raised a total of <$total of walk>! Thank you for your help, and check out my page if you want to learn more about PRO. <insert hyperlink here>.
Key points when utilizing social media:
- Always include a link to your personal fundraising page.
- Don't be afraid to post frequently. Make your posts regular and frequent. Remember how quickly messages end up on the next page, with everyone sharing their own statuses.
- Photos and images capture attention and get more interest
- Publicly thank your donors on your page: "Thank you, Jane Doe, for donating. Your support is appreciated!"