There are heaps of easy ways to fundraise! To get started, watch the video below featuring some of our top fundraisers sharing their secrets to success. Then download our handy tip sheet and fundraising plan to get your own campaign under way.
Video – Top tips for fundraising success
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How to reach your fundraising goal
Donate to yourself
Set an example for your supporters and make the first donation to your page – that way people will be more likely to follow your lead!
More heads are better than one
Get your team together for a fundraising brainstorming session – ideas can be as simple as organising a lunchtime sausage sizzle for the office, shared lunches or mufti days. Why not think BIG and get other departments or regional offices to sign up to the event as well.
Have an action plan
Just like your training schedule, it really helps to plan your fundraising. Dedicate some time each week to fundraising. The key is to start early and maintain your momentum. You will be surprised who will donate if you simply ask!
Promote your online fundraising page
Your fundraising page is your number one resource and your team’s page will be the hub of your fundraising activity. Encourage your supporters to donate online – it’s fast and easy and they can also leave a personalised message. You’ll soon get hooked watching your fundraising total go up and comparing it to everyone else’s!
Some good places to share your fundraising page link:
- In your work email signature
- On your LinkedIn profile
- In Facebook posts
Don’t forget to share your training and fundraising pics on social media using the official event hashtag #stepupclimb!
Many employers have match funding programmes where they’ll match dollar for dollar the amount raised by you or your team to a certain amount. Even if your employer doesn’t have such a programme, they may be willing to make a one off donation – all you need to do is ask!
Check with your HR or Corporate Social Responsibility contact in your organisation to see if your company does have a matching programme in place. Let them know what you are doing and the cause it is going to. LBC can help by supplying more information or any official documentation that is needed such as proof of our charitable status.
A corporate donation also receives a tax receipt which can be used to offset tax in its tax return.