Fundraising tips

We know raising money can see like a daunting task, so we've created a range of handy guides to help you smash your target and raise as much as possible to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Getting started

Online fundraising is easy to set up, so you can get your page up and running straight away. Those who raise money online tend to raise more, so we’ve put together our top tips to help you get started with online fundraising.

Make a fundraising page

Creating a fundraising page is the ideal way to get sponsored by family, friends and colleagues.

We recommend using JustGiving. Visit their website and follow their step-by-step guides to get started: www.justgiving.com/prostatecancer

Make sure to personalise your page, add photos and share your reasons for raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. See our How to make the most of your fundraising page guide to really make your page stand out.

How to make the most of your fundraising page

  • 1. Make your page stand out  

    With so many fundraising pages being created on a daily basis, think about how you can make yours stand out amongst the crowd. Add photos, videos or a blog to your page and show people how hard you’re working on your challenge. We've put together an example of a good fundraising page.

  • 2. Update your story  

    Tell people why you’re doing your event. Personal stories add meaning to your event, and when you share your passion with people they will be more inclined to donate to your cause.

  • 3. Ask generous friends and family first  

    Once your page is set up, ask a generous friend or family member to make the first donation. Studies have shown that people tend to match existing donations on the page.

  • 4. Share your page on social media and by email  

    Make sure you get your send your page out to all your colleagues, contacts, friends and family on email and social media sites and encourage them to share your page with their friends. Remember to include a link to your page!

  • 5. Regular reminders  

    Keep your contacts updated with how you’re doing. If you’ve just completed an amazing training run, if the venue for your event has been confirmed or if you’ve just bought the new wetsuit you plan to wear at the event then tell them about it! Combine these updates with a link to your page and a reminder to donate. You can even give updates on how close you are to your total and offer a prize to the person whose donation takes you over a certain amount!