Fundraising FAQs

How do I fundraise for RAINN?

          It’s easy to set up your own personal fundraising page! Visit our fundraising website and click “become a fundraiser” to begin creating your page.

How can my group fundraise for RAINN?

          You can create a fundraising page as a team to track your entire team’s fundraising progress. Visit our fundraising website and, after clicking the “become a fundraiser” button, you can select the option to “create a team” fundraising page.

How do I join an existing fundraising team?

          To join an existing team, visit our fundraising website, click “become a fundraiser” and select the option to “join a team.” From here, you will be able to create your own fundraising page as a part of a team.

What are the benefits of fundraising for RAINN through Classy?

          Classy enables you to easily create a free fundraising page for you and your supporters to use. Fundraising through Classy also ensures donations from your supporters go directly to RAINN. Because RAINN contracts directly with Classy, we pay a minimal transaction fee. If a donor prefers, they can opt to cover the transaction fee for RAINN when they make their gift.

Can I personalize my fundraising page?

          Yes. When you first create your fundraising page, you are able to personalize your page by changing the headline, photo, fundraising goal as well as customize your URL. Once your page is created, you can still make changes by signing into your Classy account and clicking “manage” in the top right corner of your fundraising page.

How do I share my fundraiser with friends, family, and other people in my network?

          After creating your fundraising page, you will receive an email from RAINN confirming it is active. This email includes a link to visit your campaign page, which you can customize within your Classy account. You can copy and paste your page’s URL to share your fundraising efforts with your network via text, email, and social media. You can also directly share your link via Facebook, Twitter, and email by clicking the corresponding icons above the Donate button.

How can friends, family, and other people in my network support my fundraiser?

          There are many ways that your network can support your fundraiser and RAINN! You can encourage them to donate to your fundraising page, share your fundraiser with their networks, and create their own fundraising page to support RAINN.

What are some best practices to make my fundraiser successful?

Share your page with family and friends and ask for their support.

  • RAINN provides email templates that are useful for this purpose. To access these templates, log into your Classy account and click “Manage” in the top right corner of your page. Email templates can be found under the “Emails” tab.

Post about your page on your social media.

Follow up with your friends and family to ensure they know you’re fundraising for RAINN. Personalized, individual emails asking for support are the most effective way to secure donations.

  • To access email templates provided by RAINN, log into your Classy account and click “Manage” in the top right corner of your page. Email templates can be found under the “Emails” tab.

Update everyone who donates to your fundraiser about your progress and milestones. You can do this by posting on social media, sending texts and emails, and updating your fundraising page.

  • To update donors via your Classy campaign page, log into your account and click “Manage” in the top right corner of your page. Go to the “Story” tab, and then select “Updates”. Here, you're able to provide updates about your progress.

Thank your donors for supporting your efforts. Post on social media and send personalized texts and emails to thank donors individually.

  • To access email templates provided by RAINN, log into your Classy account and click “Manage” in the top right corner of your page. Email templates can be found under the “Emails” tab.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need help with my fundraising page?

          We are here to help! Please email development@rainn.org for help setting up your page or with any questions.

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