Hi, I'm Emma your Community Fundraiser and I can't wait to hear your fundraising plans! Whether it's a cake sale, sponsored headshave or a charity ball, I have lots of ideas to help turn your fundraiser into a success! To help get you started here are my top tips:
Choosing your fundraising idea
There are lots of fundraisers you could do, so how do you choose what's right for you? Think about activities you like to do, if you're into your fitness, how about a sponsored zumbathon? If you like going to the movies with your friends, how about organising a movie night? Whatever you're into, we can help you find a fundraiser to fit!
Choose your date and venue
When and where are you going to hold your fundraiser? Are you going to theme your fundraiser around a certain time of year, like Valentines Day or Halloween? Choose a date that will work for the audience you are inviting, will more people be able to come during the day or at night? Give yourself plenty of time to plan your fundraiser. Where will you hold your fundraiser? You are more likely to get cheaper, charity rates mid week than at weekends.
Set yourself a target
How much would you like to raise? Set yourself a target and work out how you are going to reach it. Set up an online fundraising page to keep track of your target and watch the money mount up!
Top Tip: Sponsors respond positively to fundraising targets as they want to help you reach your goal. If you get clsoe to your target, increase it!
Spread the word
Spread the word from the rooftops that you are holding your fundraiser. Tell family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, the people in your local pub or corner shop and ask them to spread the word. You could tell your local newspaper, contact us to get a press release template. If you're social media savvy, then spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites you use.
Top Tip: Ask your friends and family to Gift Aid their donation. For every £1 you raise, we can claim back at least 25p.
Raising your money
You've planned your fundraiser, invited your friends and family and now's the fun part of raising your money! You could ask your employer about matched fundraising, speak to local businesses to donate raffle prizes or contact us to get your free fundraising materials to support you with your event.
We want to hear from you! Fill in our register form and tell us a little more about your fundraising event and we'll get in touch.