Join the CDF Fundraising Team!
Are you interested in hosting an event or fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes? You can become a member of our fundraising team to run a wide range of events. Here are a few ideas:
- Crowdrise fundraiser (online)
- Partner with a restaurant or organization to have a portion of sales donated to CDF
- Holiday Fundraiser
- Bake sale
- Birthday Party
- Sell something cool and crafty that you’ve made
- School competition
- Event in honor of someone
- Sign CDF up to be a beneficiary for an event
- Golf tournament
- Any other creative concepts you can come up with!
These events would be produced by you and your supporters. You will create and produce the event and CDF will provide the tools to help you succeed, including promotional materials, informational pamphlets and education tools, social media images and posts, blog posts, and coverage in our newsletter. The larger the event, the more CDF will be involved.
Money raised at your event will benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the thousands of children and adults cared for at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes so they can continue receiving world-class care. Donations also continue the 81 research studies taking place at the Barbara Davis Center.
First, you will need to have a plan in mind for your event or fundraiser. Things to consider:
- Event date, time, and location
- Anticipated costs
- Who/How many people will attend?
- What will make people want to get involved in this?
- How will you promote the event?
- How would you like CDF to be involved in your event?
- How will this raise funds for CDF/BDC?
If you are interested in hosting an event please fill out the registration form:Register Here
Please review the Terms of Agreement for CDF Fundraising Team events. Each team member must sign the Terms of Agreement:
How can CDF help?
After filling out the above registration form and terms of agreement, you will be contacted by a CDF staff member to discuss plans for your event. After your event has been approved by CDF, it’s time to start planning the details.
It’s important to remember that this is your event. We are here to give you materials and are available to offer guidance and help you through the process. The CDF logo (to be provided) can be used in promotional materials, but must be approved prior to publication and use.
Depending on the scope of the event, CDF may do the following:
- Share your fundraiser on our social media pages, blog, and/or newsletter
- Create social media posts and images
- Allow the CDF logo on approved materials
- Add your event to our website’s calendar of events
- Send staff member(s) or volunteer to your event to share information about CDF and the Barbara Davis Center
- Provide educational and informational materials about diabetes, CDF, and the Barbara Davis Center
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation has a few resources that you can use to simplify your fundraising efforts:
Crowdrise– Crowdrise allows you to create a personalized fundraising page to share your story and goals. You can upload your own text, images, and even video. The site also allows you to send funds directly to CDF to simplify the donation process. We’ll help you set up your page and promote it online!
Text to Give– You can start a fundraising campaign where people text a number to give donations on their phone! It’s quick and easy and with your concept, we can help you use the Text to Give options!Register Here
A Simple Halloween Fundraiser
Isaac Epp was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago and knew he had to celebrate Halloween a bit differently than everyone else now. He decided that he would raise money for diabetes instead of going trick-or-treat. He started a GoFundMe page with a hope of raising $100. Before he knew it, his story and letter were being shared all over the internet and he raised over $2,500! You can see Isaac’s fundraising page here: https://www.gofundme.com/4y7qh3ss
Looking for a Beneficiary?
Dede Cannon and Sue Fernandez were looking for a children’s charity to benefit from the Corner Store Country Run when they thought of their friend, Jessica Bloom and her daughter Ani. Ani is an incredible six year old who has been living with diabetes since 2012 and was lucky enough to have Dede and Sue as her babysitters. They chose to benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation for the Corner Story Country Run to honor Ani. You can read Ani’s full story here. The Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center helped with the application for the Corner Store Country Run and then shared Ani’s story on our blog, social media, and newsletter.
Hot Air Balloons and Dragons
Meg Skelton created an incredible fundraiser, FiredUp4Cure (https://www.crowdrise.com/SupportFiredUp4Cure). Watch Meg’s fundraising video to see how you can share your story to create an emotional connection with your donors: