Aiming to raise thousands of pounds can seem a bit daunting. But once you get your friends and family in on the act you’ll be amazed how quickly you reach your target.
Here are our top tips to raising over £2,000.
- Get a plan in place early
Break your fundraising down into bite size chunks by planning lots of different events and activities.
Look at the calendar and arrange your activities around different occasions, such as birthdays, BBQs, bonfire night, Christmas or Valentines Day. You’ll be amazed at how quickly lots of smaller events soon add up.
- Set up your online fundraising page
Make it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Use our guide to make the most of your page and to make sure it stands out from the crowd!
- Tap into your local community and spread the word
Your local community is a hugely valuable resource when it comes to fundraising. From bag packing and bucket collections in supermarkets to a quiz night or raffle at your local pub or community group, the options are endless.
Approach local businesses to donate raffle prizes and ask friends and family to help sell tickets will spread the word. Remember to thank those businesses for their generous support.
- Get the message out
You’re doing a brilliant thing and now’s the time to shout about it! Start by telling everyone you know! Share your fundraising page on social media so all your mates know you are raising money.
Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to. Use our PR and media guide to help you get your story out there.
- Ask the boss!
Find out if your employer offers matched giving or would like to give a donation. You could also ask to organise some events in the office from a #Shirt2Work day to regular cake sales.
Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, see if you can publicise your story on your intranet or post something up on the office noticeboard to help generate sponsorship.
Finally, don’t forget that we're here to help, so if you'd like any support or advice please contact us on 0800 082 1616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember to have fun!
An example fundraising plan to raise £2,000
Online fundraising from friends, colleagues and family£400
Company match giving scheme£250
Run a few cake sales at work (colleagues can help bake!)£120
Charity dinner party (friends pay £10 to attend)£100
Raffle from prizes donated by local business£200
Grand National ‘pontoon’ prize fund£40
Organise a quiz night at you local pub£250
Holding a #Shirt2Work day in your office or kids' school£100
Host a Karaoke night at home and ask everyone to bring
Bag packing and bucket collection at your local supermarket£150
Host a summer Man v BBQ event£100
Pancake Day party£50
Sell unwanted items using Charity eBay or car boot sale£70
Sweepstake on your marathon finishing time£80
Giving collection tins to friends and family for them to set up£50
Donations for special occasions such as birthday