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Tools to Make Dance Marathon Fundraising Easier

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is happy to make fundraising easier for Dance Marathon participants in order to help them make an even bigger impact on their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

Read more below about how you can utilize Venmo, Facebook Fundraisers, and the Dance Marathon Fundraising App to help you with your fundraising efforts!

Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook Fundraising is available for Dance Marathon participants who have a DonorDrive account. Facebook Fundraisers have recently become one of the fastest ways to fundraise for charities. This is due to the fact that it is placed high on the Facebook newsfeed and is also sent out in an alert to friends. On average, $150 more is raised by individuals using Facebook Fundraising.

Are you ready to join in on the convenience of utilizing a Facebook Fundraiser as you fundraise for your Dance Marathon event? It can be done in just a few simple clicks.

Step 1: Log in to your DonorDrive account.

Step 2: Click on “Dashboard.”

Step 3: Click on “Create Facebook Fundraiser.”

Step 4: Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 5: Create a post to go with your Facebook Fundraiser about why raising awareness and funds for your Dance Marathon program is important to you!

Once your fundraising page is connected, your fundraising progress syncs in real time between DonorDrive and Facebook Fundraisers. If you update your fundraising goal on DonorDrive, it will also update on Facebook.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Thanking Facebook Donors – You can thank donors by commenting on their donation, sending a message on Facebook Messenger or giving them a shoutout in a public post that you create. You can then go into your DonorDrive account and mark each donor as “thanked” on your fundraising page.
  • Need a Receipt – It was issued by Facebook and sent through the email that was provided with the donation.
  • Formatting – Photos and text formatting will not show up on Facebook Fundraiser like they do on your DonorDrive account. Facebook Fundraiser allows only plain-text to sync, so the rich content on your DonorDrive “My Story” tab will not sync on Facebook.

Check out this DM Facebook Fundraisers Resource Guide for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Donate With Venmo

We all know the faster people can pay, the more likely they are to complete their transaction. Venmo on DonorDrive, especially when paired with Express Donate, offers one of the fastest donation experiences available. CMN Hospitals is thrilled to be able to offer this to Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs on DonorDrive!

Anyone can pay with Venmo on their mobile device while donating, registering for Dance Marathon even

ts, or purchasing tickets. All donors, fundraisers, and ticket buyers need to do is select “Venmo” as a payment option to complete their transaction.

Download the Dance Marathon Fundraising App

CMN Hospitals is excited to announce the launch of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon app. Partnering with Charity Dynamics, CMN Hospitals is offering this app to any collegiate Dance Marathon event that currently utilizes the Dance Marathon Donor Drive instance.

Participants of Dance Marathon programs will be prompted to download the app via their dashboard when they login to Donor Drive. There will also be a “PS” reminder within email notifications to download the app. Participants can utilize this app to check their fundraising progress, send texts, emails, and launch posts on social media asking for donations, spreading awareness about the cause and thanking their donors.

The app is available now for all iPhone and Android users. Search “Miracle Network Dance Marathon” in the app store and look for the Miracle Network Dance Marathon flame to download. [*]

Fundraising has never been quicker or easier than with the new Miracle Network Dance Marathon Facebook App. It installs in just a few seconds and allows you to opt-in to automatic status updates, upload Dance Marathon profile and cover pictures and ask your entire Facebook network for donations in just a few clicks. To start fundraising through the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Facebook App, login to your Dance Marathon Donor Drive account, and click “Fundraise with Facebook” in the participant dashboard.

We are thrilled to be able to offer this new development to our Dance Marathon programs, in hopes that the app will make fundraising and stewardship successful with just a few clicks.

The home screen of the app allows you to see your total raised and progress toward your goal for both your individual fundraising as well as your team’s fundraising.

 

The app allows you to directly send and post pre-written out messages with your fundraising page link via text message, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

You can also select from a variety of pre-scheduled posts to be posted with your fundraising link to your Facebook page at different milestones leading up to your Dance Marathon event. If selected, these posts will be shared automatically so you don’t even have to remember to post.

The Donations page of the app allows you to track the donations you’ve received so far. You can also click the “Enter a Donation” button, which will take you to a mobile version of your fundraising page to easily input a donation toward your fundraising. So don’t forget to pass around your phone at your next family dinner to have everyone make a donation!

Best of luck with your fundraising efforts!


Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an international movement, involving students at over 300 colleges and universities across North America that fundraise for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Students work to raise funds and awareness throughout the year with their efforts culminating in an 8-40 hour Dance Marathon event. Since its inception in 1991, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $300 million–ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone.

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