Top Fundraising Tips
Far more than a ripple effect, every drop of good contributes to a massive wave of support for Kiwi men and their families living with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Raising money might seem daunting but we’re here to help. Here are a few top fundraising tips to get you started.
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, research shows that personalising your page by uploading a photo of yourself and sharing your reason for taking on Skydivel4Prostate will get better engagement from your supporters and they are more likely to donate when asked.
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 Skydive4Prostate 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 request for support, sometimes it takes a second ask. Not all supporters can make a donation but they can still show their support by sharing your link on their social media page.
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.