Step Up to the Challenge

Fundraising Tips

With more than 33 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised to support research, programs and advocacy efforts is needed. There are a number of ways to kick-start your fundraising. First customize your Personal Webpage with your story of why you are participating and share it over email, Facebook and other social channels. Once you are registered, you can get started in your Participant Center immediately.

Fundraise on-the-go with our mobile apps

The Fight for Air Climb mobile app is available for iPhone, Android devices, and iPad. Your fundraising will be easier and more convenient than ever before.

Stepping Up left borderUse the mobile app to:

  • Update your personal page with why YOU climb
  • Send donation and thank you emails to your friends
  • Request donations through Facebook
  • Track your fundraising progress

The average participant raises more than the required amount. Most of the climbers have never fundraised for an organization before. The American Lung Association provides the following tools to help you reach your goal:

Online Resources

The easiest way to send fundraising emails to your contacts is through your personal account. If you would prefer to use Convio, the online system we use and their templates, below are some instructions to help you get started.

Participant Center Help

Setting up your fundraising web page (PDF)   |   Creating a personal web address (PDF)

Importing email addresses (PDF)   |   Saving an email template (PDF)

Offline Resources

Boise Climber

A guide to successful fundraising

Fundraising 101 (PDF)

Ask Letter Templates

Fundraising Sample Letter #1 (Doc)   |   Fundraising Sample Letter #2 (Doc)
Fundraising Sample Letter #3 (Doc)   |   Fundraising Sample Letter #4 (Doc)
Fundraising Follow-up Sample Letter (Doc)

Thank You Letter Templates

Thank You Sample Letter #1 (Doc)   |   Thank You Sample Letter #2 (Doc)

Participant Help

Fundraising Business Cards Template (Doc-Avery-8371) - Customize these cards and carry them with you and share them with people you meet at work, around town or while you’re training 

Specific Fundraising Ideas (PDF) - Some creative and time-tested ways to raise funds

How to Submit Your Donations (PDF) - Instructions for sending us your offline donations to post in your fundraising account

501(c)(3) Tax Verification (PDF) - American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific 501(c)(3) verification and tax ID#

Fight For Air Climb - Boise Forms

Boise Climber Young Girl-I did itCredit Card Donation Form (PDF) - Use this form to take offline credit card donations.

Donor Receipt Form (PDF) - Use this form if your donor would like a receipt for their donation right away. We will also be sending them a receipt by email or through the mail.

Donation Collection Form (PDF) - Use this form to record and track pledges and donations towards your fundraising.

Donor Mail-in Form (PDF) - Use this form to give to your donors so that they may mail in their donations towards your fundraising.

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