Social Fundraising Resources

Social Media Fundraising Resources

Take your fundraising to the next level by promoting your participation in Heart&Stroke Canvass with your online communities of friends and family! Click on the social media icon below to find content to help get you started!

Note: You will need to copy your personal fundraising page link into your social media share or email to ensure donations contribute to your fundraising goals! Click here for how to find this link.

Email Fundraising Tools

 

Email Templates

Simply copy and paste the sample email below into your email client, make edits and send to your contacts. Remember to manually add the link to your personal fundraising page so people can donate to you. Need help?

For other sample emails, see Pre-written Messages

Sample Email - Please support my fundraising
Dear [insert name]

I am excited to participate in Heart&Stroke Canvass this year because my fundraising is going to help save lives.

For years we've seen that heart disease can be passed down through generations, but now Heart & Stroke research has shown that family history can double your risk of heart disease and stroke.

This is alarming because everyone I know, and likely everyone you know, can identify a family member or friend with a family history of cardiovascular disease. I don't want to lose these loved ones before their time. Heart & Stroke is funding research so that our genes won’t determine our fate.

I am fundraising to help push this research forward and hope you’ll support my efforts with a donation.

So far, researchers have identified about 20 per cent of the genes known to increase risk of heart disease and stroke. They hope the remaining 80 per cent will be mapped in the next 5-10 years. But this is only possible with continued funding in this area.

Please help me support this and other life-saving research with a donation at my page below!

[insert personal fundraising page link]

Thank you,
[insert your name]
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Email Signature

Tell all of your email contacts that you support Heart & Stroke. Add the message below to your email signature to boost your fundraising. Remember to add your personal fundraising link so people can go directly to your page. Need help?

Email Signature

I'm fundraising for Heart&Stroke Canvass. Help me fund medical breakthroughs by making a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page link]

Like Facebook?

 

Fundraising Messages

Let your family and friends on Facebook know that you are canvassing to raise funds for Heart & Stroke with a link to your personal fundraising page. Need help to find your link?

Reached a milestone to your goal? Have a fun story from canvassing? All dressed up in your canvassing gear? Share with your communities and us - tag @heartandstroke and #MoreMoments!

We’ve put together a few basic posts and images to get you started. You can even update your Cover image with one of the images below to promote your fundraising efforts. Get creative and show off your personality!

Post #1

February is Heart Month and I am fundraising for @heartandstroke to help fund the next medical breakthrough. My goal is [$XXXX] because I want to help create #MoreMoments for all Canadians. Please help me reach my goal by donating on my personal fundraising page [insert your link].
Post #2

As a canvasser, I am fundraising for @heartandstroke! Help me fund the next medical breakthrough that can create #MoreMoments for all Canadians. Please contribute on my personal fundraising page [insert your link]
Post #3

I am halfway to my @heartandstroke Heart Month fundraising goal of [$XXXX]. I hope you’ll help me fund life-saving research and contribute to the 2020 goal of reducing Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%. Please donate by February 28th. [insert your link]

Keep Facebook updated with your progress by sharing personal stories and canvassing highlights! Don’t forget to tag us in your posts (@heartandstroke) along with our hashtag, #MoreMoments.

A ‘Thank You’ post to your family and friends is always a nice touch to provide a recap of your canvassing journey. You can either send individuals a unique thank-you note, do a generic post or tag all those who helped you reach your goal in the post.

 

Images

Show your pride by replacing your Cover photo or create a post with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Tweet With Heart

 

Fundraising Tweets

Twitter is a great tool to share your fundraising journey with your social community as well as Heart & Stroke (@TheHSF).

Below are a few tweets to get you started - simply copy and paste to Twitter with one of the Tweet Preview images and your personal fundraising page link. Need help to find your link?

You can even update your Twitter profile Header image with one of the options below by clicking ‘edit profile’ on your profile page. Don’t forget to tag @TheHSF in your tweets along with the hashtag, #MoreMoments. We want to see your progress and promote your goals!

Tweet #1

February is Heart Month! Help me reach my fundraising goal and create #MoreMoments for Canadians with @TheHSF by donating [insert your link]
Tweet #2

My fundraising goal is [$XXXX]! Help me reach my goal to raise funds for @TheHSF medical breakthroughs [insert your link] #MoreMoments
Tweet #3

I am halfway to my @TheHSF fundraising goal! Help fund medical breakthroughs and create #MoreMoments. Donate now [insert your link]

 

Images

Show your pride by replacing your Twitter photo with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Stay LinkedIn

 

Fundraising Posts

LinkedIn will allow you to promote your fundraising goals with your professional network! We suggest an introductory post and then one later in the month highlighting your progress with a last call for donations. If you really want to highlight your participation to your network, you can change your Header image to one of the options provided below.

To get you started, find post suggestions below. You can simply copy and paste along with your personal fundraising link to ensure donations go towards your goal! Need help to find your link?

Introductory LinkedIn Post #1

February is Heart Month and I am fundraising for @Heart and Stroke to help fund the next medical breakthrough and create #MoreMoments for all Canadians. Please help me reach my goal [insert your link]
Introductory LinkedIn Post #2

As a canvasser, I am fundraising for @Heart and Stroke to help fund the next medical breakthrough. My goal is [$XXXX] because I want to help create #MoreMoments for all Canadians. Please help me reach my goal [insert your link]
Last call LinkedIn Post

I am halfway to my @Heart and Stroke Heart Month fundraising goal of [$XXXX]. I hope you’ll help me fund life-saving research and contribute to the 2020 goal of reducing Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%. Please donate by February 28th [insert your link]

 

Images

Show your pride by replacing your LinkedIn photos with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Be Social with Instagram

#MoreMoments

 

Instagram is the visual channel, catching attention from your Followers with strong imagery and videos. Use this channel to build interest amongst your friends and family by sharing visuals of you out canvassing your neighbourhood. Or share the #MoreMoments message of Heart & Stroke by highlighting everyday moments that drive you to raise funds for life-saving research.

Here are some ideas of moments to capture while canvassing:

  • Walking your neighbourhood in your Heart & Stroke canvassing gear.
  • An interaction with a donor in your neighbourhood.
  • The new Heart & Stroke logo carved into fresh snow!

#MoreMoments could be anything from making breakfast with the family to catching up with old friends at the local café or even watching your grandchild’s hockey game. Tell your Instagram community why you are participating in the Heart&Stroke Canvass through visual storytelling.

In your Instagram profile, add the link to your personal fundraising page! Need help to find your link?

Don’t forget to tag us in your post - @TheHSF, use our hashtag - #MoreMoments and mention that the link to your fundraising page can be found in your profile. We suggest adding the line, ‘Help me reach my goal by donating to my personal fundraising page via the link in my profile. Thank you!’

 

Images

Show your pride by replacing your Instagram photos with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.