Fundraise your airfare as an individual or with
a group. If you fundraise as a group, make sure
to decide how you will allocate your raised funds
- Organize a letter writing campaign. Reach
out to family and friends, local activist groups,
and/or your place of worship.
- Put on a sports tournament or organize a
- Hold an event at a local restaurant and ask
them to donate a percentage of the evening’s
profits to you or your group.
- Hold a benefit event with a local band or
local speaker. Collect funds.
- Find a local business to donate a percentage
of their profits on a certain day/week and tell
all your friends to go shop there.
- Open a Paypal account and post a link to
accept donations on your blog or use WePay and/or Facebook
to raise funds – see our WePay and Facebook fundraising
- Organize a march in your community in solidarity
with the coming CODEPINK peace delegation to
Pakistan. Raise awareness and collect funds.
- Host a dinner party at your house. Charge
- Investigate if local organizations, cultural
centers, activist groups, will sponsor you.
In return you can give a report and presentation
on your experience when you return.
- Invite your contacts over to give a briefing
on why you are participating in the delegation.
Make sure you invite people that have money
to give, pass around a hat, and have them helpontribute
to your trip.
Email Alli if you have any questions or need
more assistance, Alli@codepink.org
Here is how to
set up a WePay account to fundraise your way to the Pakistan Peace
“Register” in the top right part of the screen and enter your name, email,
phone number and desired password.
“Name This Account” box will pop up. Enter the name/organization/purpose
you want anyone viewing the account to see. This could look something like
“Send [your name] on the CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Pakistan!”
you name the account, the site will automatically take you to your home
page. From there, you click on the “donations” button. This will allow you
to create a new donation campaign from which you can start fundraising.
order to create a donation campaign, you must name it. This can be the
same thing as the donation campaign (“Send [your name] on the CODEPINK
Peace Delegation to Pakistan!”). Then you can choose to upload an image or
video. This is helpful to add a personal touch to your page. There
is then a space for a description. This is the place where you can explain
more about your self, the trip and why you would like to attend. The next
step to set a campaign end date. This can be any date of your choosing.
Then press “Next” at bottom right hand corner.
next page allows you to set a fundraising goal as well as list suggested
donations if you so choose. Once you have filled out this page, press
next page allows you to customize your campaign, but in order to do so,
the site takes an increased cut of your donations (something to keep in
mind). If you don’t wish to pay for a customized site or if you have
finished customizing it, press “next”.
next page allows you publish campaign. If you are happy with your page,
press “publish” in the top right hand corner.
your campaign is published, you are provided with the campaign URL and
options regarding the visibility of the site. With the URL, you are now
ready to email, Facebook and tweet your friends to begin fundraising!!
to set up a Facebook Cause to fundraise your way
to the Pakistan Peace Delegation! Especially encouraged
The General Idea: Whatever
you fundraise on your page will go to you to pay
the cost of your trip, as long as that amount
does not exceed the cost of your trip (airfare
+ participant fees). You set up the page, and
donations will go to CODEPINK’s tax-deductible
account. When you are done fundraising they will
send you a check for the amount you raised.
- Once you set up your page, send an email
to Alli at Alli@codepink.org. This email should
contain: your name, a short (one or two sentences)
bio about yourself, and a link to your donation
page. Alli will send your page out to potential
donors who might be interested in sponsoring
- When you are
done fundraising, send another email to Alli.
This email should contain: your full name, the
amount you raised, a link to your donation page,
an address to send the check to, and proof of
purchase for your plane tickets showing the
cost. Alli or Emily will forward this information
to the CODEPINK office, and they will send you
- When you are done fundraising, scroll down
to the bottom of your donation page and click
“Delete Cause”. Any donations received after
you request your check will go into the general
account. The same is true for any funds you
raise above and beyond the cost of your participation
in the delegation.
- The deadline for check requests is September
How to set up the page:
- Go to the Facebook causes application homepage.
- On the dashboard menu click “Start and Action”
- Click the piggy-bank shaped button “Fundraising”
- In the “Search for a Nonprofit” section
type “Codepink Women For Peace”
- The next blank is cause name. An appropriate
name would be for example “Send [your name]
on the CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Pakistan!”
- The next blank is “Body”. This is an appropriate
place to succinctly describe what the Pakistan
Peace Delegation is. For example you might write
something like, “As citizen diplomats from the
United States, the CODEPINK delegation will
join a peace march with survivors of US drone
attacks, major political figures, and thousands
of Pakistanis to call for an end to the killing.
Please donate and help me offset the costs of
this trip. Thank you for your consideration.”
Maybe put your name, your university, why you
are going on the march, why you need to fundraise,
and/or what your interest/background with the
- Next there is the picture, if you are comfortable
put a picture of yourself. This will give potential
donors a feel for who you are and whom they
are giving their money to.
- The next section is where you fill out your
fundraising goal. Fill out a fundraising goal
for yourself so that you and potential donors
will be motivated.
- After completing these steps, your cause
is created. You will be prompted to post the
cause to your profile, and to invite friends.
This is a good idea!
- On the homepage for your cause you should
see a link to “feature this cause on your profile”.
This will allow you to put a box on your profile
page that will allow people to link directly
your page and donate. This is also a good idea!
- If you have any questions please email Alli@codepink.org