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Published On: Apr 22, 2021
Last Updated On: May 1, 2021
We talked to three of NEA’s fundraising superstars – eczema parent Christine Cutaran, board member Amy Chrnelich and NEA Ambassador Christy Cox – to learn their secrets for running a successful fundraiser.
Ready to take your fundraiser to the next level? Here’s what NEA’s fundraising superstars have to share.
Christy Cox says, “Sharing my daughter’s story and my journey along with her throughout the month while I was doing the fundraiser was very helpful in raising money for the cause. I wasn’t just showing pictures of random people but I was sharing part of my life with them so it was personal and it hit home with a lot of people who know us and some people that didn’t know about eczema.”
Christine Cutaran suggests, “Keep it real, authentic and personable. Be open and honest with what your purpose or intent is to help others know what they’re donating for. Be positive in your delivery and be sure to end on a positive note! And have gratitude, always! It will never go out of style. I personally send thank you cards to donors. I know, snail mail . . . but it speaks volumes to receive a small gesture!”
Amy Chrnelich advises, “Throughout the [fundraiser] we would post different aspects of Ella’s story to social media. We did a video, my older daughter wrote a post about being a sibling of an eczema sufferer, we shared facts and statistics, we shared MANY photos [to capture] all the highs and lows of our battle with eczema. We truly put it all out there so people could really understand what was driving our fundraising efforts. Sharing our personal story with so much raw detail and honesty absolutely contributed to the success of our fundraiser.