How should I start fundraising?
We suggest that you begin by setting up a personal fundraising web page on the Story by Story® web site. The site provides a variety of fundraising tools, including email templates, so you can easily recruit friends, family and colleagues to support your climb.
Is there any fundraising requirement?
Yes, there is a $100 fundraising minimum for all participants. Participants must have personally raised, contributed or pledged at least $100 in order to climb. Please read the full details about this requirement.
We ask all participants to raise or contribute $100 via the Story by Story event web site no later than October 14, 9:00 am, when online registration closes. If climbers wish to personally donate the $100, they should donate this amount directly to their own account (through their personal fundraising page).
The $100 fundraising minimum is in addition to your registration fee. Your fee will also show up on your web page tally of funds raised.
Participants who have not satisfied the fundraising requirement by the deadline can bring payment with them to the event, checking in at the Help Desk. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Help Desk staff can also provide information about pledging the $100, if climbers plan to fundraise after the event.
Any registrant who fails to raise/donate $100 in advance or to provide payment information at the event will be turned away. This rule also applies to "virtual climbers."
What should my fundraising goal be?
Are there prizes or honors for the top fundraisers?
Yes, please check out the "Prizes and Incentives" page under "About Story by Story" on the web site. This section will be updated regularly in the weeks leading up to the event, so please check back often. We will also feature fundraising contests and updates in email blasts to all participants.
How can I see who has donated to me?
Go to the "My HQ" section on the Story by Story web site. Log in using the username and password that you received when you registered for the event. You can then view your donor list and the amounts that have been donated.
If someone made a donation to my climb, but I don't see the donation when I check My HQ, what went wrong?
Can I transfer my donation from one climber to another (as in cases where the original climber has dropped out of the event)?
What if someone wants to support my climb by giving me a check or cash?
Please download a hard copy of the donation form. Once the form is filled out, mail the check (and hard copy of the donation form) to Her Justice at 100 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Please discourage people from giving you cash. If you do receive cash, please deposit the cash in your bank account and write a check or money order payable to "Her Justice Inc.," then mail the check/money order to Her Justice (with the donation form, so it can be properly credited to the donor).
Is a donation to Story by Story tax-deductible?
Yes, Her Justice is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are 100% tax-deductible. Upon making your online donation, automatically you will receive an email confirmation. Please keep a hard copy of the email as a receipt for your tax records. Donations made by check or cash will be acknowledged by letter after the event.
How does Her Justice utilize the contributions from Story by Story?
You can visit our web site at www.herjustice.org for more information about our mission and the free legal services we provide to New York City women and their families.