Getting Started

CommUNITY Fundraising is the perfect way to combine your creativity and passion. YOU have creative control to bring your fundraiser to life and help work towards a world free of melanoma.

Step 1: Goal
  • Set a realistic and attainable foal for you and your attendees to reach

  • If you are not sure about a realistic fundraising goal please let us know. We are happy to share our experiences with you.

Step 2: Date & Location
  • Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for your event and choose a date far enough in advance

  • Most popular time for an event is early spring through the fall

  • Be mindful of holidays and don’t forget to check your community calendars for conflicting events

  • Choose a venue that will be easy to get to and accessible for all participants

  • Don't forget to ask if they will offer the venue at a discounted price or at a non-profit rate.

Step 3: Create A Timeline & Budget
  • Allow for enough time to complete your goal and create a timeline that works for you and your goals

  • Setting your budget is the most important part of planning your event

  • You are responsible for the costs of the event

  • Plan to not spend more than you can cover upfront

  • You can reimburse yourself for any upfront costs prior to sending the proceeds to the MRF

Check out timeline & budget templates here.

Step 4: Create Your Event Page
  • Use our online platform to make your personalized fundraising page

  • Use the easy to follow steps on our "Online Fundraising

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