Step into Discovery Symposium on Biological Complexity

Fundraising tips and tools

Why do people want to support you?

  • They know and want to support you.
  • The Salk Institute means something to them.
  • They know their donation can make an impact on the lives of the people the Salk Institute serves.


Fundraising Tips

  1. Start fundraising as early as possible
  2. Spread the word!
  3. Just ask! Remember...if you don't ask, you don't get
  4. Add a line in your email signature about donating
  5. Email everyone you know
  6. Let people know about your personal connection to Step into Discovery and the Salk Institute
  7. Tell people about last year's event and tie it to your motivation for this year
  8. Use social media! Ask everyone to share the word about your fundraising efforts for Step into Discovery on their Facebook and Twitter pages
  9. Get creative! Consider conducting your own fundraising event


Fundraising incentives

Become a Walk for Salk fundraiser and increase your impact on supporting the Salk Institute! After your final donations are tallied, you'll be awarded a prize based on the total amount of money you raised.

Ask family, friends and colleagues to support you and you will be eligible to receive prizes such as:

  • Movie passes or theater tickets – raise $100
  • Tickets to local museums, attractions, or sporting events – raise $250
  • Restaurant gift certificates – raise $500
  • Hotel packages for area hotels and resorts – raise $1,000 or more