WE ARE ON A MISSION TO TRANSFORM
AN ENTIRE REGION OF THE WORLD!
JOIN US.

Party With A Purpose is a fun, no-pressure event to share information and create the opportunity for your friends to support our work.

 

We are so grateful for your desire to help us ensure that every child receives access to an education and their communities are empowered with the tools they need to thrive.

 

These fundraising parties are an integral part of making this a reality!

 

Our goal is to help make the process of hosting a Party With A Purpose as simple as possible.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Support@UnstoppableFoundation.org.

 

Together, we are unstoppable!

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100% of every dollar raised funds our international programs.

GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

1. throw a party

A fundraising party doesn’t have to be super fancy. Consider an intimate dinner or a cocktail reception at a private home or in a restaurant. The most important aspect is that you have a quiet, private space to hold the party that allows conversation among guests and a presentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Find and secure the venue–private home, restaurant, community center, etc.
  • Send invitations
  • Cover all associated party expenses such as food, beverages, decorations, etc.

2. Set a fundraising goal

The most important aspect of every party is the goal of raising at least $10,000. As you’re planning your guest list, think about who has the greatest capacity to donate and can help you reach your goal.

There are two ways that can help you reach your goal:

PARTY DONATIONS

Collect donations during the party using donation forms that we’ll provide.

ONLINE FUNDRAISER

Create a My Unstoppable Challenge online fundraising page and promote it to your friends, colleagues and family. In just a few simple steps, your page will be ready to take donations.

To create your fundraising page, go to MyUnstoppableChallenge.org.

If you agree to the guidelines, here are the next steps:

  1. Identify 3 potential dates for the party and send to Janet Driver, Unstoppable Foundation Event Manager, at janet@unstoppablefoundation.org to review
  2. Once a date has been confirmed, identify a location for event
  3. Review with Janet Driver, Unstoppable Foundation Event Manager, to discuss timeline and details
  4. AV Requirements – Please make sure that you have the ability to show a video with audio to the audience

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

I have concerns about not being able to achieve the $10,000 goal

Consider co-hosting a party with a friend or colleague. You can double the guest list and donations while splitting the cost of hosting the event with your co-host and more easily reach your goal.

How can I make sure my guests show up?

Invite, remind and remind again! Social media is your friend here. After sending out the original party invitation, be sure to follow up with a second invite, a social media announcement, and even a personal phone call letting your friends know that you want them to come.

What are the options for guests who can’t attend?

Invite your non-attending guests to contribute to your fundraising goal through your personal fundraising page.

How can I inspire my friends to donate?

The best inspiration is to share your personal story of why you’re inspired to raise funds for the Unstoppable Foundation. By hosting a party, you’re helping to empower and save lives!

Through your fundraiser, you’ll help move communities from barely surviving to thriving. These men, women and children will gain access to education, clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition, healthcare and income training.

It is our experience that people want to give to causes that inspire them. By hosting a party, you and your guests will have a great evening AND be invited to support something that will make a lasting difference in so many lives.

I’ve never hosted a fundraiser before. What do I say at the event?

No worries! We will provide you with a sample script that you can follow from beginning to end. In addition, depending on the location and timing, it’s possible to have a representative from the Unstoppable Foundation at the event to support you every step of the way.

How can I maximize my own impact? I want to make sure I fulfill my $10,000 goal!

It’s surprisingly simple to raise $10,000.

Here’s some tips:

1. Make a commitment to achieve the goal. Every great accomplishment starts with a commitment.

2. Make a personal donation. It’s important to first make a donation that you feel inspired by. Because you’re making the first contribution, it’s easier to ask others to do the same thing.

3. Break it down into smaller goals. Fundraising can be easy when you break it down into bite-sized chunks. One way to approach this is to find 10 friends who can donate $1,000 each–and you’ve achieved your goal! Also talk to a few friends before the event to see if they’ll announce their donation at the event. Many times your guests catch the enthusiasm.

4. Find matching grants. Many corporations match employee donations so be sure to check with your HR department.

What if my friends want to bring gifts?

Let your guests know that the intention behind the party is to support the Unstoppable Foundation’s mission to empower and save lives through education. The most meaningful gift they could give would be a donation to support this effort.

Party Check List / Timeline

6 WEEKS OUT

  • Secure location for event
  • Set up your My Unstoppable Challenge fundraising page: MyUnstoppableChallenge.org
    It only takes a minute to set up your campaign. Name your fundraiser, add a photo and voila! You’re ready to start raising money for children and families in developing countries.
  • Make guest list and begin gathering email addresses
  • Compose email invitation

5 WEEKS OUT

Send 1st Invitation

COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

SAMPLE PARTY INVITATION EMAIL #1

SUBJECT: An Invitation: Join Me For a Night of Inspiration & Making a Difference

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to be hosting a fundraising party to support the Unstoppable Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education and life-saving services for communities in developing countries.

The Unstoppable Foundation is working to ensure that every child has access to an education and you can help!

Please join me in raising funds for this critical cause.

It will be an evening you’ll never forget.

I look forward to seeing you there!

With gratitude,

< INSERT YOUR NAME >

P.S. In lieu of a gift, please consider making a donation to the Unstoppable Foundation. Here’s my < INSERT LINK TO YOUR FUNDRAISER > for more information. Thank you for helping to empower and save lives!


Note: Be sure the party is positioned as an Unstoppable Foundation Fundraiser

4 WEEKS OUT

  • Secure catering (food & beverage) for event
  • Arrange audio visual equipment rental

3 WEEKS OUT

Send 2nd Invitation

COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

SAMPLE PARTY INVITATION EMAIL #2

SUBJECT: An Invitation: Don’t Miss the Fun!

Dear Friends,

I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this special invitation.

I am thrilled to be hosting a fundraising party to support the Unstoppable Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education and life-saving services for communities in developing countries.

The Unstoppable Foundation is working to ensure that every child has access to an education and you can help!

Please join me in raising funds for this critical cause.

It will be an evening you’ll never forget.

I look forward to seeing you there!

With gratitude,

< INSERT YOUR NAME >

P.S. In lieu of a gift, please consider making a donation to the Unstoppable Foundation. Here’s my < INSERT LINK TO YOUR FUNDRAISER > for more information. Thank you for helping to empower and save lives!


Note: Be sure the party is positioned as an Unstoppable Foundation fundraiser

2 WEEKS OUT

  • Call all guests that haven’t responded and personally invite them to your party
  • Print donor forms (suggested quantity: 50/100)
  • Print optional Kenya photos
  • Order party supplies
    • Supply list includes fine-point pens (quantity: 50/100), basket to collect donation forms

10 DAYS OUT

COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

SAMPLE PARTY INVITATION EMAIL #3

Subject: Last Chance

Dear Friends,

This is your last chance to join in on the fun while making a difference. I would love for you to join me on this special evening.

I am thrilled to be hosting a fundraising party to support the Unstoppable Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education and life-saving services for communities in developing countries.

The Unstoppable Foundation is working to ensure that every child has access to an education and you can help!

Please join me in raising funds for this critical cause.

It will be an evening you’ll never forget.

I look forward to seeing you there!

With gratitude,

< INSERT YOUR NAME >

P.S. In lieu of a gift, please consider making a donation to the Unstoppable Foundation. Here’s my < INSERT LINK TO YOUR FUNDRAISER > for more information. Thank you for helping to empower and save lives!


Note: Be sure the party is positioned as an Unstoppable Foundation Fundraiser

2 DAYS OUT

  • Send RSVP confirmation and parking details
  • Review suggested event flow
  • Review host welcome remarks
  • Re-confirm print order delivered (donor forms, Kenya photos)
  • Re-confirm party supply list complete

DAY OF EVENT

  • Set up audio visual equipment and test video
  • Give host welcome
  • Pass out Donor Forms and pens
    • To be placed in collection basket at end of night

24 HOURS AFTER EVENT

Send 1st Thank You Email from Hosts

COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #1


  • Send to those who attended and DID donate (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    Thank you so much for attending my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party and for your generous contribution. Your support means the world to me and I hope you had a great evening!

    For a young girl, your generosity means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, your gift is the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    I am so grateful for your partnership. Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    Event Host Name
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation and how you can stay involved, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #2


  • Send to those who attended and DID NOT donate (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    Thank you so much for attending my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party. Your presence meant the world to me and I hope you had a great evening!

    For a young girl, supporting the Unstoppable Foundation means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, it means the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    You Can Still Help

    It’s not too late to make a contribution towards this critical cause.

    You can give a one-time donation or make a monthly pledge.

    Here’s the link to donate online: < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN LINK >

    You can also send a check to:
    Unstoppable Foundation
    PO Box 877
    Agoura Hills, CA 91376

    100% of every dollar raised funds the Unstoppable Foundation’s international education programs.

    Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    < YOUR NAME >
    Event Host
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation’s work to empower and save lives through education, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #3


  • Send to those who DID NOT attend (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    We missed you last night at my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party.

    For a young girl, supporting the Unstoppable Foundation means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, it means the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    You Can Still Help

    It’s not too late to make a contribution towards this critical cause.

    You can give a one-time donation or make a monthly pledge.

    Here’s the link to donate online: < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN LINK >

    You can also send a check to:
    Unstoppable Foundation
    PO Box 877
    Agoura Hills, CA 91376

    100% of every dollar raised funds the Unstoppable Foundation’s international education programs.

    Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    < YOUR NAME >
    Event Host
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation’s work to empower and save lives through education, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.


Note: Be sure to personalize your email with photos of the party and an additional opportunity to give

10 DAYS AFTER EVENT

Send 2nd Thank You Email from Hosts

COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #1


  • Send to those who attended and DID donate (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    Thank you so much for attending my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party and for your generous contribution. Your support means the world to me and I hope you had a great evening!

    For a young girl, your generosity means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, your gift is the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    I am so grateful for your partnership. Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    Event Host Name
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation and how you can stay involved, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #2


  • Send to those who attended and DID NOT donate (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    Thank you so much for attending my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party. Your presence meant the world to me and I hope you had a great evening!

    For a young girl, supporting the Unstoppable Foundation means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, it means the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    You Can Still Help

    It’s not too late to make a contribution towards this critical cause.

    You can give a one-time donation or make a monthly pledge.

    Here’s the link to donate online: < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN LINK >

    You can also send a check to:
    Unstoppable Foundation
    PO Box 877
    Agoura Hills, CA 91376

    100% of every dollar raised funds the Unstoppable Foundation’s international education programs.

    Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    < YOUR NAME >

    Event Host
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation’s work to empower and save lives through education, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.

SAMPLE THANK YOU EMAIL #3


  • Send to those who DID NOT attend (click here to view email)

    Dear < Name >

    We missed you last night at my Unstoppable Foundation fundraising party.

    For a young girl, supporting the Unstoppable Foundation means the difference between becoming a child bride and empowering her to become a strong, educated leader in her community. For a mama grasping to care for her family, it means the difference between barely surviving and providing her children with the opportunity to thrive, with dignity and pride.

    You Can Still Help

    It’s not too late to make a contribution towards this critical cause.

    You can give a one-time donation or make a monthly pledge.

    Here’s the link to donate online: < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN LINK >

    You can also send a check to:
    Unstoppable Foundation
    PO Box 877
    Agoura Hills, CA 91376

    100% of every dollar raised funds the Unstoppable Foundation’s international education programs.

    Thank you for making a difference by helping to transform an entire region of the world. It is a priceless gift.

    I am so honored to play a small part in helping the Unstoppable Foundation further their mission—and I hope you are too.

    With unstoppable gratitude,
    < YOUR NAME >
    Event Host
    Unstoppable Foundation Donor & Supporter

    P.S. To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation’s work to empower and save lives through education, visit UnstoppableFoundation.org.


Note: Be sure to personalize your email with photos of the party and an additional opportunity to give

    SETUP YOUR CAMPAIGN

    It only takes a minute to set up your campaign. Name your fundraiser, add a photo and voila!
    You’re ready to start raising money for your My Unstoppable Challenge campaign.

    Step 1: Share your campaign with friends, family, and all your supporters

    The best way to start is by asking close friends, family and colleagues to be part of your fundraising effort.

    Begin by sending a personal email sharing why this is important to you. Supporters can donate directly to your personal MyUnstoppableChallenge.org fundraising page using a credit or debit card.

    To help you, we’ve provided an example below. Simply copy and paste this into your email. Feel free to personalize this message. Your sincerity is what makes fundraising work!


    COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

    EMAIL SAMPLE #1

    Subject Line: We Can Change This Now!

    Dear < INSERT NAME >

    I feel fortunate that I [along with my children] have had the opportunity to receive a great education as well as opportunities to live a successful life and care for the needs of my family. It is unimaginable what life would be like if my children could not read or even write their name or I didn’t have the financial resources to take care of my family’s basic needs.

    Unfortunately, that’s the plight of millions of men, women and children in many developing countries. They are smart and vibrant with hopes and dreams just like ours. And yet most will never be able to get an education, a decent job, or lift themselves out of poverty no matter how hard they try.

    But here’s the thing. We can change this! Together, we can play a part in solving this problem.

    I’m challenging my friends, family, and colleagues to join me to bring education and life-saving services to the communities in rural Kenya.

    < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER LINK >

    If everybody does a little bit, we’ll get this handled! Let’s create a legacy by transforming the lives of men, women and children for generations to come.

    To get things going strong, < insert your commitment – example I’ll donate the first X$ or I’ll match every dollar you donate up to $10,000. >

    RECEIVE THE GIFT OF GIVING

    Please donate whatever you can to my fundraiser today.

    < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISER LINK >

    Join me and the Unstoppable Foundation to move communities from barely surviving to thriving. Make 2018 a year of hope and possibility for children and their families.

    With great appreciation,

    < YOUR NAME >

    < INSERT FUNDRAISER LINK AGAIN >

    Thank you for your generous support of this crucial mission.

    Step 2: Share your campaign on social media

    Here are some sample posts you can use on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram:

    • Every little bit counts. Give what you can to help fund ! < YOUR FUNDRAISER LINK >
    • Learn about my campaign to xxx in Kenya. < LINK >
    • I’ll tweet a thanks to anyone who donates to my campaign to xxx! < LINK >

    Step 3: Send a Thank You note to everyone who donates

    Saying thank you is essential. When you receive a donation, take the time to thank people no matter how busy you are. You can send an email or thank them on social media.

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    Thank you @janedoe21 for helping me < INSERT HOW THEY HELPED YOUR FUNDRAISER – E.G. DONATION, SHARED YOUR FUNDRAISER LINK, ETC >. < YOUR FUNDRAISER LINK >

    EMAIL:
    Thank you so much for your generous donation and for helping me!

    With great appreciation,

    < INSERT YOUR NAME >

    STEP 4: SHARE YOUR SUCCESS!

    Let people know what you have achieved so they can be part of the success.


    COPY, PASTE AND CUSTOMIZE

    EMAIL SAMPLE #1

    Subject Line: We’ve Done It Now!

    Dear < INSERT FRIEND NAME >

    We have reached the halfway mark for my goal to raise $10,000 to < INSERT NAME OF YOUR FUNDRAISER >! If you have already given, THANK YOU! If not, there’s still time. Any amount helps. < INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK >

    100% of the money we raise will go directly towards xxx.

    Together we will empower and save lives, and help communities transform into becoming self-sustaining for generations to come!

    Thank you

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    PROPOSED TIMELINE FOR THE PARTY/FUNDRAISER

    While having an event timeline is helpful, we know the fun of throwing a party is to put your personal stamp on it! So we created a suggested flow of activities to be customized for your special event. For support, reach out to janet@UnstoppableFoundation.org and we’ll be happy to help make this party a signature event for you.

    See a Sample Event Flow for a 2-hour Cocktail Reception

    5:00
    Networking / Informal Socializing

    5:30
    Formal Welcome by Host

    5:35
    Show Short Unstoppable Foundation Video

    5:40
    Host shares why they support UF and give an inspiring story demonstrating the impact their donations will have on communities. Announce his/her lead gift and ask others to join while a designated person passes out donation forms and pens to guests. Give time for guests to fill out their donation form right there and then bring them forward to David to get a hug.

    Tip – Secure commitments prior to the event and have announce them at this time to inspire others to give.

    5:55
    When everyone has had a chance to give their donation form to host, host formally thanks guests for their generosity

    6:00
    Informal conversation resumes

    7:00
    Event ends / Guests depart

    SUGGESTED PARTY HOST REMARKS FOR HOUSE PARTY FUNDRAISER

    General Guidelines

    • Introductory remarks should be between 5-10 minutes
    • The most important part is that the remarks are personal—to speak from the heart in conveying your feelings of admiration and support for Unstoppable Foundation
    • Be clear about the reason for hosting this party: To raise a minimum of $10,000

    Suggested Outline


    A. Host Welcome

    • Thank you for joining me this evening
    • I welcome you into my [home] and my circle of friends

    B. Why I’m Hosting a Party in Honor of Unstoppable Foundation

    • How long you’ve know the organization (or Founder Cynthia Kersey)
    • How you first became involved with the organization
    • Why the organization inspires you
    • Why you’re inspired to be a part of this vision
    • Your personal commitment to raise whatever your goal is
    • Announce your personal donation to help meet this fundraising goal

    C. Our Opportunity Tonight

    • Learn more about Unstoppable Foundation’s commitment to ensuring communities thrive and are self-sustaining
    • Help celebrate Unstoppable Foundation’s 10th-Year Anniversary
    • Be a part of Unstoppable Foundation’s big vision
    • Change the lives of generations to come

    D.Ask

    • Share the impact the foundation is making on the Maasai Mara communities
    • Describe how the foundation has benefited more than 78,000 men, women and children

    PHOTOS ASSETS

    Create an ambiance by using these photos for posters, banners and other party materials.
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