Start a Fundraiser | NAMI



Your contributions change the world, starting with your own community. NAMI relies on supporters nationwide to help up advance our mission. While not everyone can give, anyone can inspire others to care about mental health.


Are you all in – as in involved, individual, innovative and industrious?


NAMI Do-It-Your-Way lets you do what you love to fundraise for NAMI. Plan an event, celebrate a milestone, remember a loved one’s legacy, undertake a physical challenge, livestream your favorite activity or create a brand-new type of fundraiser that’s perfect for you.


Design your own online campaign to raise awareness and support NAMI


Create a memorial page for a loved one lost as a meaningful, lasting tribute


Participate in or host an athletic event while supporting NAMI


Stream an event and raise awareness for NAMI


Make teambuilding fun and memorable by uniting your employees with one common goal


Celebrate a milestone, special occasion or holiday by supporting NAMI in lieu of gifts

If you’re not seeing an option that works for the fundraiser you are envisioning, give us a call at 703-516-7970 or email [email protected]. We are here to help you figure out the best way to support NAMI with your unique idea!

How To Start A NAMI Do-It-Your-Way Fundraiser?


A NAMI Do-It-Your-Way fundraiser can be anything you want it to be, from bake sales to ping pong tournaments, and anything in between. You can even fundraise completely online by asking your friends and family for support. When you fundraise for NAMI, you’re in charge. The four steps of creating a NAMI DIYW event include:

  1. Pick what kind of fundraiser you want from the options above.
  2. Register your fundraising page using NAMI’s personal fundraising platform to support your fundraiser.
  3. Plan ahead: what is your timeline, budget and goals of this fundraiser?
  4. Get your friends, family and community involved and start collecting donations.



Start a Fundraiser

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).