Resources & Tips

Thanks for joining us at Philly Spin-In! To help with your fundraising for pediatric heart disease research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help little hearts. Please share this page with your teammates!

Fundraising Tips

Share Your Why

Make your fundraising page personal! Tell family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP’s Cardiac Center. You can even add pictures!


Donate to your team and kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have already given!

Send a Text

Looking for a quick and easy way to fundraise? Send a text message! Be sure to include your fundraising page URL and even a fun photo or video.

Say Thank You!

Remember to thank ALL your donors, because without them CHOP would not be the hospital it is today. Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping you and your team raise funds for the Cardiac Center.

Spin-In @ Home

Have an indoor cycling bike? Host a virtual charity ride! Pick a date and a class and encourage a donation to your team page. Use #Spinin4CHOP to follow your supporters as you ride together for CHOP! Use this step-by-step guide.

Ask Everyone

Don’t be afraid to ask everyone you know to support you! What about your co-workers? Relatives? Neighbors? See Fundraising in 7 Days for more ideas.

Get Social

You may be surprised at the support you’ll receive from a Facebook post, tweet or Instagram photo or story. Share your personal fundraising page or download a fundraising bib, personalize it and share it on social media. Make sure you use #PhillySpinIn.


Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Remember to be specific when asking for a donation! See our Email Writing Tips for more helpful advice.

2X Your Impact

Check with your HR department to see if your employer will match employee donations or search our matching gifts directory for your company name.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Did you know participants with a Facebook Fundraiser raise 3x more? Make it easy for your online friends to donate and create yours today! Log in to your event fundraising portal and select “Create a Facebook Fundraiser” to get started!

Social Media Tips

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for kids with heart disease — by following the simple tips below.

Recognize Supporters

Give your supporters a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Link to Us

Even though some posts will be more donation-focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more about cardiac care for kids and donate using your personal URL. Looking for your URL? Email for assistance.

Use Hashtags

Use #PhillySpinIn in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your fundraising progress. You may even see your post on the Philly Spin-In website!

Tag us

Tag @TheCardiacCenterAtCHOP on Facebook, @HeartCare4Kids on Twitter, or @ChildrensPhila on Instagram so we can follow along.

Instagram Resources

Use our Instagram story template to let your followers know why you are participating in Philly Spin-In and how they can support you! Fill in the blanks or add your own photo and share with your followers. For mobile devices, tap and save the images below to your phone. For desktop users, download the complete collection here.

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Bingo BoardEngage Your Followers

Looking for a new way to fundraise? Try engaging your followers using the Philly Spin-In Donation Board! Post the image on Facebook or Instagram and update as you go by marking an X on the spaces that have been donated. You can even tag your donors in that spot!

This gives you a great way to recognize your followers for their donation, get others donating and allows your donors to repost their donation! Make sure to include your customized fundraising link or tag your Facebook Fundraiser so people can make their donation.

Rally Your Team

Use our Instagram story template to rally your team and get everyone excited to ride! Tag your teammates, and don’t forget to tag us @ChildrensPhila so we can follow along!

What does Philly Spin-In mean to you? Using this story template, create your own definition of the event and encourage your teammates to do the same. Let your followers know why you ride for little hearts!


The Philly Spin-In logo is available for use by participating teams seeking to bolster their fundraising efforts and build camaraderie among team members. Logos may be used on team T-shirts, social media posts, and print materials. If you have any questions, please contact before use.