Breakthrough T1D One Walk Resource Center


Mentor Meetups

This year we’ve teamed up with some amazing and experienced Team Captains to start Mentor Meetups. Mentor Meetups are weekly meetups hosted by different Team Captains at different locations – each covering a different topic each week. Not only are these great opportunities to get all of your One Walk questions answered and build your fundraising strategy, but it’s also a chance to be with other adults who understand life with T1D. If you can’t make an in-person meetup, don’t worry! Our Walk Manager, Kristina, hosts a weekly webinar called Fundraising Friday’s where she covers the same information so you don’t miss out. These are live webinars on Friday’s at 8:30 AM but videos are also posted to our YouTube later that day so you can watch them at your convenience. If you are interested in any of the topics and would like to RSVP for a date, you can click here to RSVP.

Week 1: Fundraising 101

(July 29 – August 2)

Week 2: Storytelling

(August 5 – August 9)

Week 3: Selling as Fundraising

(August 12 – August 16)

Week 4: Corporate Dollars

(August 19 – August 23)

Week 5: Social Media

(August 26 – August 30)

Week 6: Recruitment

(September 2 – September 6)

Week 7: Motivation

(September 9 – September 13)

Week 8: Communication

(September 16 – September 20)

Week 9: Asking Again

(September 23 – September 27)

Week 10: The Big Reveal

(October 4th)

One Walk Resources

There are tons of great ways to fundraise for your Breakthrough T1D One Walk team from a letter writing campaign to a bake sale to using social media. The possibilities are endless and there are so many ways to find what works for you and your team. Here are some general fundraising categories with great resources to help you get started.

General One Walk Resources:

These resources are full of great information about getting started, brainstorming fundraising ideas, and being an amazing Team Captain!

Breakthrough T1D One Walk Team Captain Guide

Successful Family Team Captain

Fundraising Idea Library

5 Steps to Fundraising Success

10 Days and 10 Ways to $1,000

One Walk Thermometer poster

Letter/E-mail Writing:

Letters and e-mails help you share your story of life with T1D and they are a great way to share that story with lots of people. Here are a few sample letters and tips on telling your story to help you get started:

Telling Your Story

Newly Diagnosed

Off to College

Dog’s Perspective

Social Media:

Social media is a powerful tool and you can do so much like post a video sharing your life with T1D or starting a Facebook fundraiser.

Social Media Tips

How to Make a Fundraising Video

Facebook Fundraising with Breakthrough T1D

Corporate Partnership:

Corporate partnerships might sound intimidating at first, but they can be as simple as asking a local store to donate a raffle item to your event or make a small donation in their company’s name.

Lead Generation Tool

Tips for Getting Sponsors

Vendor Letter


Events can be a fun way to get lots of people involved in your fundraising. Not sure where to get started? The link below provides a list of ideas from A-Z from a simple car wash to a large scale trivia night. Find what works for your budget, timeline, and goals!

Fundraising A to Z

School Fundraising Ideas

Wacky Ways to Motivate Your Students