Mercy Corps is looking for partners who share our mission — to help save and improve the lives of people facing incredible challenges. We invite you to join our community of fundraisers making a difference!
Why should I fundraise for Mercy Corps?
You can have a tremendous impact on people in need. We do our best to raise funds and awareness, but we rely on people like you to help us spread the word about families in the world's toughest places. With you and your community's help, we can reach even more men, women and children in need of assistance. Let your friends and networks know that by donating to your fundraising efforts, they are supporting both you and others around the world.
What kind of fundraiser can I do?
You’ll also want to consider these questions as you start to plan your fundraiser:
- Who do I want to ask to support my effort, and what interests do they have?
- Who do I know who can help me fundraise and spread the word?
- What kind of campaign or event will my community respond best to?
- Do I have the time and resources to pull this effort off?
- Are there people or organizations in my community who might like to partner?
How do I promote my fundraiser?
We want to make this part easy for you! After registering, use your online fundraising page to collect donations. Take a look at our Online fundraising tips for helpful ideas on spreading the word about your campaign and asking for support.
Mercy Corps also has materials to help you promote your efforts - a Press and Outreach Kit, fact sheets, talking points, photos, videos, etc. These materials and more can be found on Materials and messages.
What do I do with donations from an event?
We’ve laid out instructions to help simplify the process of collecting and submitting donations to Mercy Corps which you can find at Handling donations.
Are there any rules for fundraising?
Just a few! Mercy Corps is committed to helping you succeed while also meeting standards set by Better Business Bureau and allocating our resources efficiently. Please read our Fundraising Guidelines to learn more. Additional information can be found within our Frequently Asked Questions.
Ok, I’m ready to get started! What’s my next step?
Thank you so much for fundraising for Mercy Corps! Your next step will be to register and tell us what you'd like to raise money for, then start spreading the word!