Getting Started

Make a Difference fundraising allows you to fundraise your way in support of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Host a bake sale, bowling night, tag/garage sale or participate in a local race. Whatever idea you have, ALF will provide you with the tools needed to raise funds, boost awareness and make a difference in the fight against liver disease.

A personal activity is for fundraisers looking to take on the activity as an individual and ask others to support their effort with a donation. A team activity is for fundraisers looking to create a group activity and invite others to join.

Go to “Find a Division” and select your state. Select if you want to “Launch a Personal Activity,” “Launch a Team Activity” or “Join a Team Activity.” Once you complete the registration form, you’re ready to go!

ALF adheres to high standards of conduct and requires that these same standards be reflected in all Make a Difference activities. Click here for the Make a Difference Fundraising Guidelines.

Make a Difference events are managed entirely by the fundraiser. ALF staff members are always available to answer questions and provide tips. The “Make a Difference How-To Guide” is a great tool to help you get started!


Donations to the American Liver Foundation help improve the lives of people with liver disease in three areas: advocacy, education/programs and research. Every gift makes a difference and helps us fulfill our mission. We are committed being the best possible stewards of donated funds and are dedicated to honoring donor intent and to practicing financial transparency. Click here for more information.

No. It is up to the fundraiser to determine the fundraising goal for their activity. Fundraisers are not required to reach their goal, but are always encouraged to meet or surpass the goal set. In addition to ALF staff support, Make a Difference provides various fundraising tips and tools online. Visit the “Fundraising Tips” and “Downloads” pages for available resources.

Visit the search page, type in the participant’s name in the search box and click “Search.” Once you select the participant’s name from the list, you will be directed to their personal fundraising page. Click on the button that says “Donate” and complete the donation form.

At the top of all Make a Difference webpages, there is a purple box prompting you to log in. This is how fundraisers can access My HQ. Enter the username and password that was created at the time of registration. If you forgot your username or password, click here to retrieve it.

Resources such as donation receipt forms and donation tracking forms can be found on the “Downloads” page.

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