Turn your passion into a fundraiser

Join Team GEM - Be Part of the Solution 

Team GEM unites people of all ages from all over the world who are raising money to help fund the incredible relief efforts of the Global Empowerment Mission. There are endless possibilities for independent fundraising events and projects, from online fundraising campaigns and bake sales to culinary events and golf tournaments. Team GEM is a core part of what we do – providing a way to help those who need it the most.

Ways to Fundraise

Get Physical

run, walk, cycle, swim, dance, sail, yoga, fish   

Get Cooking

host a bake sale or create a cooking event at a local restaurant

Get Social

host a party, organize a happy hour, plan a game night

Get Festive

celebrate a birthday, anniversary or milestone

Get Creative

plan an event that is unique to you.The possibilities are endless: a concert, a golf outing or a bowling event!

Tips for Planning Your Fundraising Event

  1. Identify event type and date – Establish an event that plays to your strength and talents, that’s also realistic to execute with the time and resources you’re able to dedicate.
  2. Form an event committee – Bring together a group of enthusiastic and diverse people who share an interest in raising money to advance DRIF’s mission.
  3. Create guest list – Identify who in your network is most likely to attend and support your event.
  4. Set a fundraising goal and create a budget – Identify how much money you think you can raise and budget accordingly. As a rule of thumb, for every $1.00 raised, no more than $0.30 should be spent. (For example, if your event raises $100,000 to support GEM, your approximate spend should be around $30,000).
  5. Develop an event timeline – Start from the event date and work backwards to create a logistics and publicity timeline that need to be completed, in order to execute a successful event.
  6. Create an event page – Event Request Form
  7. Promote your event – Send invitations, write a press release, media alert, feature on social media.
  8. Collect all donations – Friends can support by making donations directly on the event web page or by writing a check to GEM. All checks should be made out to: Global Empowerment Mission.
  9. Be gracious – Show your appreciation and send thank you notes, letters or emails to everyone who participated and helped to make your event a success.