Downtown Sailing Center's Fundraising For Racers

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Become a Fundraiser

Form your own fundraising page! It only takes a few minutes to set-up your page to receive donations. The benefits of setting up a Click & Pledge system include donation tracking, picture/story upload ability, social media engagement and more!

Letter and Email Campaign

You can send fundraising letters or emails to solicit donations. Use the sample fundraising letter above. Remember to send personal thank you letters to your donors. 

Phone Campaign

The most effective way to ask for support is face to face, but if its not possible, a telephone call is good. A telephone call is an active communication tool and is more personal than a letter or an email. Letters and emails are good ways to begin communications, but unless you recieve a donation within a few days you should follow up with a phone call.

1. Make a list of the people you need to call.
2. Set aside a specific block of time to make your calls.
3. Write a script for yourself and practice.
4. Send a thank-you card.

Create a Product

Try making a product to see as a fundraiser. Get creative! Products could be anything from a t-shirt to a calendar to a work-out mix. Just be sure you aren't spending more than the product will be worth.

Host a FUNraising Event

Fundraisrs are supposed to be fun! Think of something you would want to attend. It could be a dessert party or dance party. In advertising make it clear that there is a suggested donation. Just make sure you aren't spending too much.

Matching Gifts

Looking for a great way to double or even triple your donation? Find out if your employer has a matching gifts program to make your donation go even further.


Call the office at 410-727-0722 or email Lynn Handy, the DSC's Executive Director.

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