Fundraising Tips and Tricks
Smash your fundraising targets with these simple but effective fundraising tips
Personalise your fundraising page
To make your page as engaging as possible, upload a photo so your supporters can see you make your way up the fundraising leaderboard. Explain why you are raising money, how their donations will be used and why you are personally moved to support Very Special Kids.
Don’t set your target too low, and keep increasing it
You may be surprised at how generous your supporters can be to help you get to your fundraising goal. Set an ambitious, but achievable target of at least $500 per 30 minute time slot. If you reach your goal, increase it and raise as much as you can for Very Special Kids.
Ask your close friends and family first
Kickstart your fundraising by asking your closest friends, family and most generous supporters first. People tend to match amounts that have already been donated, so the more generous donations on your page the better.
Promote your involvement
Be proud of what you’re doing and let people know how they can help. Post on your social media channels and download the email signature below to get the word out far and wide. Don’t forget about LinkedIn – many organisations are keen to show their social responsibility by supporting activities like the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge.
Regularly post on your fundraising page
Share updates about any fundraising activities you’re doing, or if you have set yourself a fitness goal for the event, let your supporters know how your training is going. When people go to your fundraising page, they’ll see how much you’re doing to support Very Special Kids.
Follow up on your initial ask
Life is busy, and many people intend to donate but sometimes it gets pushed to the bottom of the inbox and forgotten about. It’s not unusual to take more than one round of emails to nudge your supporters into action, so don’t feel embarrassed about asking people again.
Thank your donors
Make sure your donors know how important they are by thanking them on your fundraising page and social media. Not only will they feel appreciated, but potential donors will see how much their support means to you.
Don’t stop fundraising when the event finishes
It’s surprising how many donations are received during and after the event has finished, so keep fundraising once we’ve hit 9am on Saturday morning! Once you’ve recovered, update your fundraising page and share it to your contacts to let them know that you have achieved your goal. It’s also a great opportunity to prompt anyone who is yet to donate.