Fundraising can be as simple as collecting a donation from friends or co-workers, hosting a trivia night or as challenging as running a marathon, cycling across the Nullarbor or trekking through the Blue Mountains. Here are some tips to help you run a successful fundraiser…
Ask your friends, family and colleagues for their support by letting them know about your fundraiser and be sure to keep them updated on your progress (Be sure to notify SUSA about it too, so we can authorise you to fundraise on our behalf!)
If you have created an online fundraising page through Everyday Hero, GoFundraise, or MyCause, share your page with your networks and keep your supporters engaged by regularly refreshing your page with pictures and updates on your activities.
Some easy ways to communicate with your networks include:
- email and social media – ask your supporters to share your fundraiser with their networks
- newsletters and flyers
- contacting your local paper
- team fundraising
Create a fundraising team.
Teams are truly a great way to get others involved, have fun, and access a wider pool of resources and networks.
Get your workplace involved;
- Ask your employer if they would be willing to match every dollar you raise
- Put posters up around the office letting people know about your fundraiser and how they can support you
- Host a morning tea or a BBQ at your workplace to support your fundraising activity
- Ask to be included in your employee newsletter if your company has one
- Ask for donations in lieu of gifts
If you have a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or christening, ask your friends to donate to your fundraiser instead of buying a gift.
If you’re participating in a physical fundraising activity ensure you maintain an appropriate training schedule to help you complete your challenge.
Don’t forget to say thank you to your supporters and let them know how much you raised for SUSA!