IAVA fundraising campaigns have different themes. Click on the images below to learn more about each campaign. Then select the one that resonates with you.
STEP TWO: Choose your fundraising commitment
Service Branch Birthday Competition
The teams for this fundraising campaign are already set! One for each service branch. All you have to do is choose the branch you want your fundraiser to support. Simply click on “Become a Fundraiser”.
You may also start off by choosing the team you want to support. Either click on your service branch or type in the search box.
The Support America’s Veterans (SAV) March campaign gives you a lot of flexibility regarding how you want to support IAVA’s fundraising goal. To dive right in, click “March With Us!”.
The leaderboard shows you who is having the most success. Click “Register” to choose your fundraising commitment level and join a winning team!
You’ll be asked to choose the structure of your fundraiser. Join a team, create a team or go it alone — it’s your choice!
On the registration page, you have the opportunity to choose your minimum fundraising goal. You are responsible to cover the amount you select, so read each option carefully. But in general, if you reach your minimum fundraising goal, your registration fee is waived!
Supply your payment information, and you’re ready to start fundraising! Look for an online confirmation and an email with links to your new fundraising page(s).
Generic fundraising pages are already provided for you, but we encourage you to customize your pages to better engage your social network with your efforts.
As a FUNDRAISER, you’ll want to at least include a picture of yourself and a personal message to your network. A personal story is a great way to connect with your friends and family. Let the handy wizard take you through the steps!
Every one of us has a story to tell, and your friends and family want to hear yours. This is your chance to make your case for veterans and IAVA.
And don’t miss the great editing tools available to help you tell your story. Easily add pictures and EVEN VIDEOS!
If you’ve skipped over any steps, you can always go back and edit. The “Details” tab is the most important with specifics about you and your fundraising goal.
As a TEAM LEADER, you can personalize your team page the same way, with pictures and a personal perspective on what IAVA means to you and your team.
Once your fundraiser is set up, you always have access to revise your page. Just sign into the campaign with your original link or log in at iava.org/my-donor-account and look for your personalized menu options in the top banner.
A key factor in successful fundraising is finding the right way to ask for support. Only you know the best way to connect with your friends and family, and this is the step where you can really make it your own.
The “Emails” tab allows you the flexibility to write your own copy or just cut/paste the template we’ve prepared for you.
Now we give you the opportunity to extend your reach to include Facebook friends near and far, intimate or distant. It is SO easy to connect your Facebook account. Don’t miss the opportunity to SUPERCHARGE your fundraising success!
The hard work is done for you when you click “Create”. Facebook automatically takes the details from your IAVA fundraising page and creates a Facebook fundraiser with your words.
It’s IMPORTANT that you let IAVA’s donation system manage the fundraiser on your Facebook page. This simply allows your fundraising success on Facebook to be credited toward your IAVA fundraising goal. Facebook will display the notices below before you continue to your Facebook page.
And just like that, your Facebook fundraiser is up and running! Revise it, share it, and comment on it just as you would any other Facebook event.