Thank you for joining the team.

Your commitment to Action Against Hunger is helping to put an end to world hunger and save lives. We can’t thank you enough for your support!

As a #Team45 member, you’re taking action to help us reach even more people and make an even bigger impact.

Why does our work matter? Our global network serves over 20 million people in nearly 50 countries. With your help, we can reach even more people in need.

For almost 40 years, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change.

We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of undernourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment. With your help, we can extend our reach. Thank you for your commitment to Team 45!


FUNDRAISING TIPS
Your Guide to Success

CHOOSE YOUR CAMPAIGN FOCUS & TIME FRAME
Consider why you are joining #Team45 and what has inspired you to take action. Get creative and choose a campaign idea that you’re excited about. Are you hosting an event, doing an activity, or sharing your inspiration for being a hunger fighter? Next, set a reasonable time frame and dollar goal. Achievable targets will keep you and your supporters motivated to the end!

SHARE YOUR STORY
Are you doing something fun or exciting? Tell us and everyone you know by personalizing your fundraising page! Use your fundraising page to share your story with photos, videos, or content. You can keep the default settings already on your page if you prefer.

Don't be afraid to promote your campaign.
You're saving lives so make some noise!

START THE GIVING
You are doing something amazing! Share it with your friends and family and ask them to support you. Send personal emails, post on social media, and text or call your closest contacts.

BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE
Thank your supporters, and then thank them some more! Send an email, text them, call them, or post a message on Twitter or Facebook, whichever works best for you! Once you hit your goal, share your success and celebrate. Gratitude is what makes people feel really great about giving.

SHOW YOUR GRATITUDE
Kickoff your campaign with a personal gift. Setting an example is the best way to lead your campaign to success. We’ve found that people are more likely to donate and support you after you’ve made a personal gift.


Tips on making noise

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Start out by making a list of 10-20 people in your network of family, friends, and colleagues that you can easily email and ask for their support. Be sure to include a link to your fundraising page. Here is a sample of an email that you can edit. If you are hosting an event or doing something unique to raise funds, be sure to include that too!

Subject: Help me save lives with Action Against Hunger

Hi (Name),
I’ve just started a personal campaign to help save lives with Action Against Hunger. Why did I join? It’s simple. Undernutrition is now the greatest threat to child survival worldwide. 45% of all child deaths are from causes related to undernutrition. And with Action Against Hunger, every $45 I raise is enough to save a young child’s life. Together, we could have a huge lifesaving impact!

Action Against Hunger ensures everyone has access to clean water, food, training and healthcare. They enable entire communities to be free from hunger. In the past year, Action Against Hunger's global network served 14.7 million people in nearly 50 countries. Additionally, their emergency teams are on the ground, racing against time to prevent famine and save lives in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.

With your help, we can make an impact and help their teams reach even more people in need. Please consider making a donation of $X by visiting my campaign page: (insert your fundraising page link here).

Thank you for helping save lives!

Don't forget to send follow up emails with progress reports!

SHARE VIA SOCIAL
Share one of our images or videos to explain why you’re taking action with #Team45. Be sure to include the link to your fundraising page and ask for a specific amount in support of your efforts.

Here is a sample social media post:
“I’ve just joined #Team45 to help fight hunger and save lives! Why Team 45? Because $45 can help save a child’s life. Please support me by making a donation on my fundraising page (insert fundraising page link).”


Fundraising Ideas

Dedicate Your Birthday or Wedding
Instead of gifts, ask for lifesaving donations.

Get Active
Hike, Run, Swim, or Bike. People love a good challenge! Donate the proceeds from a polar bear plunge, walk-a-thon, or sports event. Ask people to donate for every mile!

Host An Event
Have every attendee make a donation at a happy hour, cocktail dinner, or guest bartending event. Raffle prizes can help raise more funds at the event!

Get Your Colleagues Involved
Have a bake sale, an office after-work party, or brown bag lunch day. A jar to collect change with our logo and a lifesaving message can be surprisingly effective!

Start A Social Media Challenge
Ask your social media friends to join you in a one day challenge by making a donation and sharing your post. You can shout out your top supporters and thank them!

Get Creative
Have a craft party and invite family and friends to participate. You can ask for a donation to attend.

Shop Your Favourite Local Business
Host a small event at a local business or retail store. You can ask for a portion of the sales to go towards your fundraising efforts.

Give Up for Good
Give up purchasing a daily beverage or meal and ask your friends and family to join you! Each participant can donate the amount they would have spent.

Cooking For A Cause
Make a meal for your family and friends, put together a book of your favourite recipes, or share your secret cooking tips.

Art Auction
Engage local artists to donate a few pieces and auction them off for donations.

Movie Marathon
Host an evening of your favourite films, popcorn, and candy.

HOW TO TALK ABOUT
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER


WHO WE ARE

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.

We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With 8,000 staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs reach over 20 million people.

OUR PROGRAMS

Nutrition and Health: Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: Every day 1,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. As part of our integrated approach to hunger, we’re getting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over the world.

Food Security & Livelihoods: We engage local communities to determine what is causing hunger, and then create a plan to provide the tools, capital, and training to put people on the road to self-sufficiency. Our programs bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Emergency Response: From cholera epidemics sweeping through refugee camps, to catastrophic natural disasters, to spikes in malnutrition rates brought on by drought, Action Against Hunger responds to humanitarian emergencies all over the world, delivering immediate lifesaving services to populations in distress.