How to start your own fundraising page Let’s get started! Whether you want to dedicate your birthday or anniversary, raise funds via your next race or adventure, or start a campaign “just because,” we’re grateful for your support! Here are some simple tips to help you get started: 1. Personalize your fundraising page with a profile photo and your story or reason why it is important to you to raise funds for Bridgeport Hospital. Consider posting a YouTube video and explain why you are passionate about raising money for the hospital. The more personalized, the better! People want to know your “why.” 2. Set an achievable target that isn’t too low. Raising even $100 can help support ground breaking clinical trials that test new treatments and bring the latest medical advances to patients. 3. Know how much to ask your friends and family to give. A donation of as little as $10 can help provide books to entertain patients during their hospital stay . 4. Email your family and closest friends first, then your other acquaintances and colleagues. 5. Share your page link on Facebook, Twitter and your other social networks.