Top Fundraising Tips
Donate to yourself
To kick-start your fundraising, why not lead by example and make a donation to yourself? Research shows that people who make a donation to themselves prior to asking friends and family to support them, raise more. They are more likely to follow suit and match, or better, your donation.
Personalise your page
Believe it or not, uploading a photo of yourself and sharing your personal reason for taking part in a challenge will mean your supporters are far more likely to donate to the cause when asked.
Updating your page from time to time with blogs and photos will likewise attract donations and keep your supporters up to date with your training efforts and the like.
Get out there and share
Once you’ve personalised or updated your page, reach out to friends, families and social networks for help to reach your fundraising target. Challenge events like Pedal4Prostate are especially likely to garner support, so utilise the tools at your disposal – text, emails, social media and good old word of mouth – to spread the word. Don’t forget to follow up if anyone hasn’t responded to your requests, sometimes it takes a second ask, as they may have been distracted the first time.
Do something you love
From workplace morning teas to a quiz night, corporate dollar matching or donations from professional networks and clients, there are many ways to fundraise. Do it your way. Find something you enjoy and encourage others to do it with you – for a donation. We can help with ideas and tips, so just ask.
Thank your supporters
It is so important to thank every one of your supporters. This should be personal, appropriate and timely, ideally within 48 hours of receiving a donation. Thank them on your fundraising page but you might also like to publicly acknowledge their kindness and generosity on social media. This might also garner more support from family and friends.