Social Media Tips

Get Your Network Involved

Social media is a great way to tell friends, family and coworkers about your fundraising efforts and encourage their support.
  • Share posts from our main social media pages so friends can see why this is important to you. You can find us at:
    • Instagram: CIS_SanAntonio
    • Facebook: CISSanAntonio
    • Twitter: @CISSanAntonio
  • Create a facebook fundraiser! You'll have an option to create one from your fundraising dashboard.
  • Share progress towards your goal through your status updates.
  • Click here to add a Stuff The Bus frame to your profile picture on Facebook.  It's a great way to show others you're supporting local students in need!
  • Tell your followers why this event is important to you and ask them to support you.
    • (Sample Post: Facebook) This summer, [company name/organization name/I] am fundraising to support #StuffTheBusSA so that @CISSanAntonio can provide the necessary school supplies to students in need. Our community has been directly impacted by COVID-19, but this shouldn’t affect whether or not students have access to the tools they need to succeed in school.  Click here [include link to fundraising page] to donate!
    • (Sample Post: Twitter) This summer, I am fundraising to support #StuffTheBusSA so that @CISSanAntonio can provide the necessary school supplies to students in need. Click here [include link to fundraising page] to donate so thousands of students have access to school supplies!
  • Post a video of you or your team sharing your support.
  • Share the link for your personal fundraising page in every post
  •  Host a facebook fundraiser! You can integrate your fundraising page to your facebook account. 
  • Encourage your friends to join your team, make a donation or spread the word.
  • Thank your friends. Type in @ and their name, it should appear in a drop down box. Select their name to tag them.
    • (Sample Thank You Post) Thank you @MyFriends for joining my team, [Team Name], to fundraise for #StuffTheBusSA! With your support, we’re one step closer to reaching our goal of [Team Goal Amount] to provide school supplies for @CISSanAntonio students across our community!
  • Get creative and have fun!  We may share one of your posts on our social media platforms throughout the summer, so don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #StuffTheBusSA

Tell Your Story & Keep the Momentum Going!

Some of the most compelling fundraising stories are ones written by supporters like you. Tell your team and supporters why you are passionate CIS. What inspired you to get involved?
  • Teaser posts. Before you launch your page, spend some time getting people excited about your event. Show them pictures of people at past events having a blast. Explain why people should get involved. Get people hyped!
  • Recruitment posts. Once your page is live and ready to go, share it with your network and colleagues! At this point during the ride, some people might not be aware of the event and the basic reasons they may want to participate. You’ll want to make this type of post periodically, especially in the early days.
  • Progress posts. Celebrate important milestones with your participants and donors! When you reach certain percentages of your fundraising goal, when you hit interesting recruitment numbers, or when you hit significant dollar amounts, make a post to celebrate!
  • Donor spotlights. Show your donors some love and inspire people to get involved by highlighting people who have done a remarkable job raising money and awareness for your cause. You’ll want to have their permission before you post about them, of course.
  • Countdown posts. These are especially effective if you’re very close to your fundraising goal or nearing the day of the event. Creating a sense of urgency is a tried-and-true fundraising strategy, and it applies to peer-to-peer fundraising!

Share the CIS Story using Videos

Visit our YouTube page,, to view great videos featuring our CIS students & staff.