FAQ

NEW EVENT - Frequently Asked Questions

About

What is Stronger Together?
How can I get involved?

Become a Fundraiser

How do I register to fundraise for Duke Children's?
How will I know my fundraiser is registered?
Can I direct my virtual fundraising to support a specific area within Duke Children's?
How do I get the word out about my fundraiser?
How can my supporters make a donation?
What if I don't meet my goal?
Can I personalize the acknowledgement email my supporters will receive from Duke Children's?
How can I check the progress of my fundraiser?
How do I adjust my fundraising goal?
Will donations made via check be added to my fundraising total?
There is somethign wrong with my fundraising page. How do I fix it?

Support a Fundraiser

How do I join a friend or family member's fundraiser?
Do you accept checks?
Are donations made to a fundraiser tax deductible?
Will donors receive a gift receipt for tax purposes?

I have a question that isn't addressed here - whom should I contact?


About

What is Stronger Together? 

Stronger Together is a fundraising platform that allows participants to honor someone special and help raise money for Duke Children's. The dollars you fundraise will directly help our patients and families. Duke Children's relies on the critical support from the community to provide financial resources that impact patient care, research and education. 

How can I get involved?

There are a lot of ways to get involved!
  • Start a fundraiser: Whether you are horning a loved one, special friend or Duke Children's medical provider, set a goal and call on your friends and family for their support.
  • Donate: Whether it’s a gift to a friend’s fundraiser or to Duke Children's, every donation big and small impacts the families in a positive way.
  • Spread the word: The more you chat, tweet, share and post about Stronger Together with friends and family, the more families we can help receive the best treatment at Duke Children's.

Become a Fundraiser

How do I register to fundraise for Duke Children’s?

Register to fundraise by choosing an area to support and determining a goal. A personal fundraising page allows you to create and customize a webpage with your own story, photos or video about why you are fundraising to support Duke Children’s. Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to make your fundraising page your own. 

How will I know my fundraiser is registered?

A Duke Children’s staff member will contact you after you register to answer questions and share tools and resources to ensure your fundraiser is a success.

Can I direct my online fundraising to support a specific area within Duke Children’s?

Yes.  When registering for a personal fundraising page, you can select an area at Duke Children's for your page to support by selecting from the available options. If the area you would like to support is not listed, please contact Amelia Howle at amelia.howle@duke.edu

How do I get the word out about my fundraiser?

When you create your fundraiser, we’ll give you all the tools you need to spread the word. Everything from emails to your very own custom badge that you can share with friends and family on social media. Of course, selfies, tweets, posts and good old-fashioned word of mouth work as well.

How can my supporters make a donation?

The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation is to share your personal page URL with them so that they can donate directly to your page.

What if I don’t meet my goal?

All that matters is that you try your best. Any amount of money that you raise doing what you love can help us keep families together.

Can I personalize the acknowledgement email my supporters will receive from Duke Children’s?

Yes. If you would like to send a custom acknowledgement to your donors including a thank you video, please contact Amelia Howle (amelia.howle@duke.edu) as you are setting up your fundraising page.

How can I check the progress of my fundraiser?

Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to see a current list of dollars and donors.

How do I adjust my fundraising goal?

Login and visit your Fundraising Dashboard to make changes to your fundraising page.

Will donations made via check be added to my fundraising total?

Yes, all donations made via check will be added to your virtual fundraising total by a member of the Duke Children’s staff.

 

Support a Fundraiser

How do I join a friend or family member’s fundraiser?

It’s easy! Just search under the "Find a fundraiser." Then when you find what you’re looking for, click the “Donate Now” and follow the simple instructions provided.

Do you accept checks?

Yes! Please ask the donor to write a check to Duke Children’s with your name in the memo line and mail it to:
Duke Children’s Development Office
Attn: Amelia Howle
300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1200
Durham, NC 27701

Are donations made to a fundraiser tax deductible?

Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100 percent tax deductible.

Will donors receive a gift receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, all donors will receive a tax receipt from Duke University and an acknowledgement email from Duke Children’s. If a donor makes a gift through Facebook, he/she must opt-in to receiving emails in order to receive a digital tax receipt from Duke University. Otherwise, the tax receipt will be issued by Facebook. 

 

I have a question that isn't addressed here - whom should I contact?

If you have specific questions or need assistance with your fundraising page, please contact Amelia Howle at amelia.howle@duke.edu.