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Email Fundraising Tools

 

Email Templates

Simply copy and paste the template you like into your email, make edits and send to your contacts. Don't forget to manually add your personal fundraising URL so people can directly access your personal page to donate to you.

1/4 1 out of every 4 emails sent converts to a donation. Send to 40 people and you'll definitely get 10 donations.
Sample Email 1 - Donation Request

Dear [INSERT NAME HERE],

Every year, teams from across Canada take part in a very special ride: the one and only Heart & Stroke Big Bike. This year, I’m proud to be a part of it!

For decades, women have been under-researched, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and dying unnecessarily — and it’s time to change this reality. Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for Canadian women.

This has got to end, and it’s why I’ll be climbing aboard a 30-seat bicycle in support of #TimeToSeeRed, a push to create a better future for women’s heart and brain health.

By supporting me, we’ll be helping to close the research gap and protect the women in our lives.

To make a tax deductible donation, please click on my page link below.
[insert personal fundraising page URL]

To see the Big Bike in action, click here:
https://vimeo.com/87493523

Thank you in advance for standing up for this critical cause.

Warm regards,
[INSERT YOUR NAME HERE]
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Email Signature

Tell all of your email contacts that you support Heart & Stroke . Add one of these messages to your email signature to boost your fundraising. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

68% Fundraisers who use the e-mail badge fundraise 68% more those who don’t.
Email Signature 1

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada. Support me in changing that statistic [insert your personal fundraising page URL]

I’m fundraising to support research in women’s heart and brain health. Support me with a donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL]
Email Signature 2

I’m fundraising to create #MoreMoments by raising funds for women’s heart and brain health research. Support me with a secure donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL]

I’m fundraising to save more lives and change the outcome of women’s heart and brain health. Support me with a secure donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL]
Email Signature 3

Today, 2/3 of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men. Let’s stop women dying unnecessarily. Support me with a donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL] to help close the research gap.

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Fundraising with Facebook is easy as 1-2-3!

 

Fundraising Messages

Simply copy and paste the template you like into your Newsfeed. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

42% Participants who fundraise using Facebook raise 42% more than those who don't.
Post #1

Most of what we know about how to diagnose and treat heart disease and stroke has been learned from research on men. We now know that women have paid the price: Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada.

With 2/3 of heart disease and stroke research focusing on men, we must close the research gap. We must stop women from dying unnecessarily.

That’s why I am taking part in Heart & Stroke Big Bike. This year’s ride carries a powerful message: when it comes to women’s heart and brain health, it’s #TimeToSeeRed.

Please support me in creating a better future for women’s heart and brain health…for all the women we love.

Make a secure donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL] #BigBike
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Post #2

Heart disease and stroke are the #1 killer of Canadian women. Help fund research to change the outcome of women’s heart and brain health by supporting me with a donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL] #BigBike
Post #3

Today, 2/3 of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men. Let’s stop women dying unnecessarily. Support me with a donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL] to help close the research gap. #BigBike

 

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your newsfeed and cover 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.

Download Facebook Display Photo

Download Facebook Cover Photo

Tweet With Heart

 

Tweeting your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

 

Fundraising Tweets

Simply copy and paste the template you like into Twitter, make edits and post. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page.

Tweet #1

Research into women’s heart and brain health is lagging. Please support me in my Heart & Stroke Big Bike ride for change [create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text] #BigBike
Tweet #2

Please support me in my Heart & Stroke Big Bike ride for women’s heart and brain health [create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text] #BigBike
Tweet #3

Today, 2/3 of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men. Let’s stop women dying unnecessarily. Support me with a donation at [create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text] to help close the research gap. #BigBike

 

Photos

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.

Download Twitter Display Photo

Stay LinkedIn

 

Sharing your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

 

Fundraising Posts

Simply copy and paste the template you like into LinkedIn. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

LinkedIn Post #1

Most of what we know about how to diagnose and treat heart disease and stroke has been learned from research on men. We now know that women have paid the price: Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada.

With 2/3 of heart disease and stroke research focusing on men, we must close the research gap. We must stop women from dying unnecessarily.

That’s why I am taking part in Heart & Stroke Big Bike. This year’s ride carries a powerful message: when it comes to women’s heart and brain health, it’s #TimeToSeeRed.

Please support me in creating a better future for women’s heart and brain health…for all the women we love.

Make a secure donation at [insert your personal fundraising page URL] #BigBike
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LinkedIn Post #2

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of premature death of Canadian women. Support me in funding for research to change that statistic at [insert personal fundraising page URL]
LinkedIn Post #3

Today, 2/3 of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men. Let’s stop women dying unnecessarily. Support me with a donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL> to help close the research gap.

 

Photos

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.

Download LinkedIn Display Photo

Be Social with Instagram

#BigBike

 

However you stay connected, show or tell your donors about this great cause you are supporting: If you are asking for support, don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Share your photos and videos on social channels using the hashtag #BigBike.