Home / Take Action / Fundraise / Ways to Fundraise Ways to Fundraise Fundraising starts with the word “fun” for a reason. It’s more than giving a donation, or even asking for one — it’s mobilizing the people around you to care about the issues that matter to you most. Whether you opt to raise money online or in person, we’ve got your back with these ideas to get started. Share Page Graduates for Girl Up You’ve reached an important milestone. In honor of your graduation, ask for gifts that give back to support Girl Up’s legacy. Because of you, more girl leaders can be empowered to change the world. Graduates for Girl Up Donate Your Birthday Make your big day about something bigger than yourself. This birthday, ask for gifts that give back. Now that’s something to celebrate. Donate Your Birthday Fitness Fundraiser Run, dance, bike, swim. Whatever keeps you active, use it to raise funds for Girl Up. Sign up for a race in your community, or create your own event like a fitness fundraiser (think Zumba or spin class!) Or, create some competition with a biking challenge or swim-a-thon. Fitness Fundraiser Team Girl Up Team Girl Up is a community of runners dedicated to supporting the empowerment of girls everywhere. Team Girl Up runners commit to raising for Girl Up through an official charity running team. Find out where Team Girl Up is running next. Join Team Girl Up Global 5K Lace up your running shoes on Saturday, May 20 and conquer a 5K (3.1 miles) to help us raise $40,000 to empower 800 girls in Guatemala through our partnership with UNFPA. It’s a Global 5K – that means there will be girls running 5Ks from around the world! From Boston to Beijing, Sacramento to Sydney, girls all over the globe are running to support Girl Up’s partner UNFPA programming that helps girls assert their rights, be educated about their bodies, proper nutrition, financial literacy and more – all in an effort to reduce child marriage and teen pregnancy in Guatemala. Join the Global 5K to make a difference. Register for Global 5K Create Your Own Fundraiser You’re creative and brilliant, so let that shine through. Come up with your own idea for a fundraiser and get all of your friends involved. Some suggestions to get your ideas flowing: film screenings, bake sales, holiday grams and more! Create My Own Fundraiser For more tips on how to fundraise, check out our Fundraising Toolkit.