How to Fundraise for Warrior-Scholar Project

Do you want to set up an online fundraiser to help support Warrior-Scholar Project? Whether it's your birthday, Live Day, Enlisted Day, Retirement Day, Giving Tuesday, or a day in memoriam of a loved one, here are our best tips and tricks to set up a successful online fundraiser to support Warrior-Scholar Project.

Our Staff is Here for You!

Our WSP staff is standing by to help you with your fundraiser. At any point, from the earliest stages of considering a fundraiser to the final stages of follow-up, we are happy to offer guidance. Alumni should reach out to Alumni Engagement and Outreach Fellow Derek Auguste at for help and others to Whittney Gould, Director of Communications and Marketing, at

Create a Fundraiser on Facebook

There are multiple ways to raise money on Facebook. For maximum effect, use the method that allows you to create a separate fundraising page (as opposed to simply starting a post and clicking the “raise money for X” option).

  1. Navigate to

  2. Click the “Fundraisers” tab

  3. Click “Raise Money”

  4. Edit the details (in left column)

  5. Set the right goal. Empower your donors by setting a target that they can help reach. For example, donating $25 to a goal of $15,000 seems less impactful than donating that same amount to a target goal of $200, which can feel more meaningful. Generally, starting off with a target of $100 or $200 can be a good start. Based on the success of the fundraiser, you can edit the target and announce that you’ve set a stretch goal.

  6. Consider editing the “why are you raising money?” section. While the stock information is perfectly acceptable, this block is also a great place for you to include a personal story about how WSP has helped propel you to success. Concrete examples of your WSP experience and what you are currently accomplishing our super helpful here.

  7. Select a compelling cover photo (bottom of left column). We have created this graphic you can use if you wish.

Create a Fundraiser on Classy

Don't have Facebook? No problem. Warrior-Scholar Project uses a fundraising platform called Classy with a peer-to-peer fundraising option. You can create a team or individual fundraising page here. There's a helpful Classy support article if you want to go step by step.

Set Your Fundraiser Up for Success

People like to give to a fundraiser that has already raised some money. There are a couple of things you can do: