Thursday, July 23, 2009

ChipIn: Contribute to our online fundraiser!

Help us fundraise online!

Our online ChipIn fundraising event for our 2nd Annual Fundraising Campaign is now live and ready to collect money! The key to a successful ChipIn event is getting the word out, so here are a few tips for spreading the word about Florida Friends of Midwives ChipIn to your friends, family and clients:

1. Invite Your Social Network
Send a personal note to those that you want to contribute and tell them about our cause. Then, make sure that they can contribute easily - by posting a widget (tip #2) or creating a ChipIn Page (tip #3).

2. Post a Widget
The ChipIn Widget is a simple application that shows information about your ChipIn on any Web page you place it on. If you have a blog, a social networking profile, or your own Web site, just cut and paste your ChipIn widget code and you can let all of your visitors know about your ChipIn event! To create a widget for our event visit this URL:

3. Visit our ChipIn Page
If you want a quick and easy way to share our ChipIn event, we have our own page at which allows you to let your friends, family, and clients know more about what you are collecting money for and stay up-to-date on your progress..

4. Set a Target Amount that You want to Contribute to our Fundraiser
Although a target amount is optional, people are always more likely to contribute when a goal has been set. Even if you're not sure how much money you'll be able need to raise, we still recommend setting a target amount, as you can always change it later.

5. Ask Friends to Help You Promote
You can get other people to help you promote your ChipIn by asking them to copy your widget and post it on their own web sites. Just give them this URL:

Support Florida Friends of Midwives annual fundraising campaign!

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