Fundraising can seem like a daunting task, but really it’s a piece of cake. Follow these simple advice nuggets and your team will be swamped with donations in no time.
Tap up your boss
A lot of companies will match donations of employees fundraising for charity. Ask your boss if your they be willing to match your fundraising or at least contribute to your plight. You can read up on our guide to match funding here.
Offer an Incentive
One of the best ways to encourage donations is to offer a reward for donations. Choose a selection of challenges and rewards at different price points, for example: A $15 donation will get the donor a postcard from your destination, £30 might get a picture of their face on your vehicle. It’s also a great way for your donors to feel more involved in your adventure, so they’re likely to give more.
The bigger you think the more money you have the chance of bringing in. Large one off events such as movie nights, sausage sizzles and music evenings are a brilliant way to raise a heap of cash and also to get loads of your friends involved.
Get your name out there
This has been said before but getting your team name out there is invaluable to fundraising success. The more people that know about your adventure the more money you’ll raise. Spread your team across social media and get some local press coverage too. You can read up on our tips for doing that right here….
Tap up your friends
Your friends, family and illegitimate acquaintances are going to be the source of most of your donations so don’t forget to let them know that. It may seem obvious but you shouldn’t be afraid to ask, plead, even get down on your knees and beg them to dish out the cash.
We’re here to provide you with all the fundraising guidance and help you need. So don’t be afraid to throw your questions to me here or message me on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out our bountiful supply of fundraising resources right here.
Onwards, save the word, we salute you.