Creating a virtual fundraiser for Joslin Diabetes Center is a great way to raise money for a cause that is important to you. You can do what you love while raising awareness and funds for Joslin from anywhere. From hosting a virtual fitness class to live streaming your favorite video game, there's something for everyone.
When you choose to create your own fundraiser, you become a Community Champion for Joslin. On behalf of all of us at Joslin, thank you for helping us build awareness for diabetes in your community.
Livestream a Video Game
Have a favorite or new video game you’ve been wanting to play? Let your friends join the fun and livestream your gameplay for all to watch. It’s easy to join the virtual gaming community and begin a livestream to benefit Joslin. Twitch is a great platform to gather views and raise money while you play.
Gather together online with friends and family through a great bonding experience. Take one of your favorite family recipes that has been handed down from generation to generation or get creative by trying out a new meal. This event is fun for everyone, and a great way to show off your cooking skills!
Bring everyone together by streaming a movie night. This is a great event everyone can enjoy from the comfort of their own couch. Add some fun to this event by having a theme such as Pajama Night, Harry Potter or Movies of the Decade. Remind your guests to bring their favorite candy and popcorn!
Virtual Talent Show
Get your friends and family together for a night of entertainment. Host a comedy night, dance performance or singing competition live on Zoom. Have guests pay for tickets to watch the event and an entry fee for participants. Gather a few friends to judge the competition or use a polling system to determine the winner.
Bring everyone together for a night of creativity. Ask attendees to pay an entry fee in order to participate. From there, gather necessary supplies and ship it out to your participants, or provide them with a list of supplies needed. You can easily find videos online to help everyone learn how to create beautiful paintings together. Use Zoom to share your screen and play the video to everyone during your event.
Pets can get involved in virtual fundraising too! Get together with others in your community and show off your furry friends online. There are so many different directions you can take this fun event. A few examples include, having a fashion show, a competition where your pet does their best trick or putting on a socially distanced pet walk or run. Participants can raise money in support of your cause or pay an entry fee to join in on the fun.
A perfect event for bookworms! You can make a personalized fundraising page and ask friends and family to make a gift for every book or chapter that you read. Keep everyone updated on your progress and let them know what you’re reading (but don’t spoil the ending). You can also create a book club with others and meet virtually each month to discuss that month’s read.
Take your party or gala virtual by providing guests with a new experience they can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. Guests can purchase tickets or sponsor a virtual table while enjoying a unique experience to benefit Joslin.
Ride or Walk
Go outside and get active. Livestream yourself doing a walk, run or bike ride to benefit Joslin. Encourage businesses or colleagues to sponsor your efforts, and ask viewers to make a gift for each mile you complete. Invite friends and family to join you in your efforts by encouraging them to do the same around their community.
Virtual Fitness Class
If you or a friend are a fitness instructor, take your classes virtual for a good cause! Invite everyone to join you on Zoom by paying an entry fee in order to participate. From Zumba and yoga, to kickboxing and Pilates, there is an endless amount of potential in this fundraising opportunity.
Celebrate a Milestone
Make your next celebration one that anyone can join from anywhere by going virtual. Tell your friends and family that you want any gifts to benefit Joslin for your next birthday, wedding or anniversary. Set a date and send out a link for everyone to join you on Zoom to celebrate.
Virtual Holiday Party
Bring the fun home to your friends and colleagues by gathering on Zoom to celebrate the holidays, and ask everyone to make a gift to attend. You can theme your party to add to the fun. Give a prize to whoever wears the best costume or send your guests a gift box with snacks to enjoy. Create games for guests to play and keep the fun going!