Free Agent Fundraiser Toolkit

What is Spring2ACTion?

What if we all gave on one day? We can on April 20 for Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s giving day. Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online event that provides a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourages them to take action. This virtual fundraising effort, hosted by ACT for Alexandria with the help of generous sponsors, will offer local nonprofits the chance to raise thousands of dollars for the benefit of all Alexandria.

Last year, 9,431 donors raised $1,276,909 for 129 nonprofits serving Alexandria. This year, our goal is to raise $1.5 million and engage 10,000 donors to give. To meet these goals, we need your help!

How can I help?!

    Discover – search Spring2ACTion.org for your favorite charity or cause(s).

    Donate – find a cause you care about and make a donation on April 20

    Fundraise – love a particular charity? Be a Free Agent Fundraiser! Create an inspiring fundraiser for the charity of your choice and mobilize your friends and family to help you raise funds for the cause(s) you care about.

    Connect – use social media to share your donation and/or fundraiser and inspire others to join you in your giving.

What is a Free Agent Fundraiser?

Are you a board member, staff member, volunteer, or donor who wants to help your favorite nonprofit? You can be a Free Agent Fundraiser (FAF)!

A FAF is a champion for a cause, someone who wants to raise money for a specific charity. You may have seen this model with Team in Training and other races that ask people to raise money for them to be part of their team. Spring2ACTion allows you to take your fundraising to the next level.

Pick your charity, set a fundraising goal, create your online page and start asking your friends and family to support your fundraiser. As a Free Agent Fundraiser, you can help your favorite nonprofit a chance to win up to $40,000 in cash and prizes AND there is a live leaderboard for FAFs so you can compete for prizes too! All donations are tax-deductible.

Find out more about how to set up your free agent fundraiser page. Watch this video tutorial. The deadline to register to be included on the Free Agent Fundraiser Leader Board is Monday, April 4.

Questions?

Contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org or 703-739-7778.

Resources

Free Agent Fundraiser Fact Sheet

Free Agent Fundraiser Timeline

Host a Party Tip Sheet

Free Agent Fundraiser Email Templates

Free Agent Fundraiser Facebook & Twitter Posts

Social media tips

Spring2ACTion logo

I gave on Spring2ACTion badge

Customizable FAF Checklist

Free Agent Fundraiser Video Tutorial