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Illustrative Social Media Graphics
We've partnered with some incredible illustrators to bring you a selection of graphics that you can use to help spread the word about the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click HERE or on the images below to download and share to your social networks.
Walk Quote Graphics
We all have our reasons why we walk! We have put together a few graphics with reasons previous Walkers have shared with us. One may resonate with you and fit with your own story. Click HERE or the image below to browse and safely download all the graphics!
Support Me Graphics
Asking for support and thanking your donors is important! Below are some graphics that could help you convey your gratitude. Click HERE or on the images below to download and share.
Where the Funds Go Graphics
Click the images below to download and share.
Instagram Story Graphics
Custom Social Share Graphics
Visit our Out of the Darkness Experience Social Share page, where you can type a custom message into a graphic and download a share-ready image. You can also download your background without a message and customize on your phone or computer with any stickers, emojis, and images you want to add before sharing.
Let your friends know you're walking to fight suicide by uploading a photo to one of our Out of the Darkness frames to share on social media. Visit https://afsp.org/ootd-walks-custom-shareable
Click HERE or the image below to safely download participant flyers!
Download these flyers to share why you have joined the fight to stop suicide. There is space for you to add a photo, and form fields are highlighted with a gray background. The background will not print on your final document. If you are attempting to use an online printer and are experiencing any other printing issues, please click here for some helpful instructions. You can use these same instructions to “flatten” the PDF, which will make it non editable and suitable for sharing. If you need to convert the PDF to an image file for sharing online, you can learn how to do so here.
You can now fundraise for the Out of the Darkness Walks through Facebook, but your Facebook fundraiser must be started through your personal fundraiser portal in DonorDrive for donations to appear on your page. Simply visit your dashboard in the fundraiser portal, then click "Start a Facebook Fundraiser" from the Your Fundraising menu on the right side of the page. You can also view our Facebook Fundraiser FAQ here.
Important: If you start the Fundraiser on Facebook using the "add a donate button feature" or by launching a fundraising campaign such as a birthday fundraiser, donations will be sent to AFSP as general donations from Facebook and will not appear on your page. If you started your fundraiser through Facebook and would like your donations to appear on your walk page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for further instructions.
NOTE - Connecting your FB Fundraiser to Instagram will NOT go to your page. DonorDrive does not have the ability to connect to Instagram fundraisers
Fundraise with FB and IG Live! Download instructions HERE
Use our Elevator Pitch when sharing information with your donors, as well as the Impact Messages and the National Impact Flyer
Download our Suicide Facts & Figures national fact sheet below or learn state statistics by viewing all of our state fact sheets.
Utilize our fundraising toolkit!
Click HERE or the image below to safely download more shareable graphics!
Offline Donation Form
Have your supporters given you checks made payable to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (or AFSP) to support your fundraising efforts? Download an Offline Donation Form and mail your payment to AFSP, Attn: OOTD Walks, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY 10038 and it will post to your donation page within 12-18 business days from the date you mail the check. We highly recommend mailing donations in advance of your event to make your Walk experience as safe and seamless as possible.
Matching gifts are when companies "match" a charitable gift an employee makes. Reach out to your network to let everyone know that they may be able to double their contribution if their employer has a matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click HERE and type their name into the search bar.
AFSP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. All AFSP chapters are considered local offices of the parent organization. Our Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.
View our Financials and our latest Annual Report.
See how each participant shares their connection to the cause and shows others why they are not alone