The Big Share® Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser Digital Media Kit

How to become a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

If you received an email invite, follow the instructions in the email.

If you did not receive an email invite, click here and then click the Fundraise button to sign up.

 

About the Digital Media Kit

Thank you for being a peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraiser during The Big Share® 2022. Your enthusiasm and support are greatly appreciated.

Community Shares of Wisconsin prepared this digital media kit so you can ask friends, family, and co-workers to support your fundraising efforts by donating on or before March 1, 2022.

You can start using these materials right away, the earlier you start fundraising the more people you can reach. These materials can be copied to use as-is or you can adapt them for your own needs.

Included in this kit are instructions about how to customize your fundraising page, plus social media posts, email messages, talking points, and links to graphics that will help you in your fundraising efforts.

Graphics: Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, download the graphics from the link provided with each social media post.

Social media tags: Please tag Community Shares of Wisconsin so we can engage with your posts, amplify your message, and help you raise more money. Tag us at @communityshares on Facebook, @CommunitySharesofWisconsin on LinkedIn, and @CommSharesWI on Instagram and Twitter.

Customize Your Fundraiser Page and Dashboard

As a fundraiser, you will have your very own fundraising page on thebigshare.org. You can find your personal fundraising link in the email that was sent to you by GiveGab (the online platform for The Big Share) or in your dashboard.

You will send your personal fundraising link to your friends, family, and co-workers to request that they donate through your fundraiser. Please make sure that you use this link to collect donations, so that the donations can be attributed to your fundraiser.

Visit this page to learn how to:

  • Customize your page
  • Add a photo to your page
  • Add a story about why you are fundraising
  • Email your contacts (see the suggested email message below)
  • Send a thank you email to those who donate through your fundraiser (see the suggested thank you email message below)
  • Please note: We recommend that you skip step 6 (Share Socially) and instead post to social media directly using the suggested posts below.
Suggested Facebook post:

I’m raising funds for Community Shares of Wisconsin as part of The Big Share® on Tuesday, March 1. This online day of giving is a fun and easy way to support the 70 nonprofit members of @communityshares and make change happen.

You can donate now through March 1 on my fundraising page: [your fundraising page link]
#CSWBigShare

Accompany your post with any of these graphics. Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, click here to download the graphics.

Suggested Instagram post:

I’m raising funds for Community Shares of Wisconsin as part of The Big Share® on Tuesday, March 1. This online day of giving is a fun and easy way to support the 70 nonprofit members of @CommSharesWI and make change happen.

You can donate now through March 1 on my fundraising page (link in bio).

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#CSWBigShare #CommunityShares #CommunityBuilding #SocialJustice #EnvironmentalJustice #Equity #MadisonWI #Wisconsin #MadisonWisconsin

Please note that the spaces above are intentional. They make it easier for people to read posts on Instagram. Additionally, please set your Instagram bio link to your fundraising page.

Accompany your post with any of these graphics. Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, click here to download the graphics.

Suggested Twitter post:

I’m raising funds for Community Shares of Wisconsin as part of The Big Share® on March 1. This online day of giving is a fun and easy way to support the 70 nonprofit members of @CommSharesWI and make change happen.

Donate now at [your fundraising page link]
#CSWBigShare

Accompany your post with any of these graphics. Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, click here to download the graphics.

Suggested LinkedIn post:

I’m raising funds for Community Shares of Wisconsin as part of The Big Share® on Tuesday, March 1. This online day of giving is a fun and easy way to support the 70 nonprofit members of @CommunitySharesofWisconsin and make change happen.

You can donate now through March 1 on my fundraising page: [your fundraising page link]
#CSWBigShare

Accompany your post with any of these graphics. Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, click here to download the graphics.

Suggested email text:

Subject line: Help me support Community Shares of Wisconsin

I’m raising funds for Community Shares of Wisconsin as part of The Big Share® on Tuesday, March 1. This online day of giving is a fun and easy way to support local nonprofits and make change happen.

The Big Share is hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin to support the organization’s 70 nonprofit members who are advancing the local social and environmental justice movement.

You can donate now through March 1 on my fundraising page: [your fundraising page link]

Thank you for your support,
[Your name]

Suggested thank you email text:

Subject line: Thank you for supporting Community Shares of Wisconsin

Thank you for donating to my fundraiser in support of Community Shares of Wisconsin. Through the generosity of people like you, the 70 nonprofit members of Community Shares of Wisconsin can continue to advance social justice and protect the environment.

Please consider following Community Shares of Wisconsin on social media for the latest on their efforts to make change happen.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/communityshares
Twitter: https://twitter.com/commshareswi
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commshareswi/

Thank you again for your support,
[Your name]

Suggested talking points:

When discussing The Big Share with others, whether in person or online, please keep these important messages in mind.

  • The Big Share® is Tuesday, March 1.
  • The Big Share® is an online day of giving hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin to support the organization’s 70 nonprofit members.
  • The event is set to raise over $500,000.
  • This is the eighth annual The Big Share and this year’s theme is “Make Change Happen”.
  • Community Shares of Wisconsin aims to engage 5,000 individual donors this year. Individuals in the community can create peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns for their favorite member nonprofits.
  • With a minimum donation of $5, it is easy to get involved. It only takes a few minutes to donate.

Feel free to post stories on Instagram and Facebook too. You can use the blank space on these graphics to customize the message.

Please do not right click the graphics on this page to save them, they will be low resolution. Instead, click here to download the graphics.