Step 1: Tell your story
The most inspiring part of your fundraising campaign is you. Share why you are raising funds to help our oceans, wildlife and wild places. Make it personal by adding photos or videos, and sharing what inspires you about Panda Paddle. There’s nothing more powerful to your donors than your story.
Not sure what to say? Scroll through these examples from paddlers, just like you for inspiration.
I recognize that the world and the creatures on it are precious. Every animal and species deserves our collective consideration and support. Look and study any animal and you will see expressions of emotion and family attachment. We cannot lose these gifts of creation on our earth. We are all connected.
As an adventure travel photographer, I've seen much of the world and the unique animals in it. These animals are increasingly living perilous lives on the brink of extinction due to humanity's greed and ignorance that is destroying life-sustaining habitats. What we fail to realize is that with the destruction and extinction of these species, we are bringing our own that much closer to its own destruction.
I’m a life-long animal lover and environmentalist so it only felt natural to get involved with WWF. Their dedication to protecting our oceans, climate, animals, and planet is incredibly admirable and should be celebrated. WWF makes the world a better place and allows others the opportunity to learn about ways they can make a difference in their day to day life.
Fundraising Page Photos
Use these photos to make your fundraising page your own! Customizing your fundraising page to tell your story is one of the best ways to generate donations.
Helping to save our oceans starts by sharing your campaign page with family and friends. The more people you ask, the more money you will raise. Start with a small group to get momentum, and then spread the word to everyone you know.
Email is the most effective way to start your fundraising. The more personal the message, the more likely people are to donate. Share your story with direct links to your fundraising page so they can join you on your Panda Paddle journey.
Email tip: Include your fundraising goal or a suggested donation amount in your fundraising emails to encourage donors to give.
Social media is another great way to share your story and kick start your fundraising campaign. Remember, each post only reaches a portion of your friends, so it’s important to post regularly throughout your campaign to reach everyone. Read our tips below to help you to fundraising success!
Download these photos to share on your favorite social media sites! To download, simply click your desired photo and when the new photo pops up, choose to save the image to your phone, computer or tablet and then upload to your favorite social media sites.
Hero image © Richard Barrett / WWF-UK