Fundraising tips

So you've started your campaign - what next? Here are some tips that might help you achieve your goal! 

Take advantage of significant dates
Have a birthday coming up? Ask donors to donate the value of your age or the date of your birthday. 


Play to your strengths
If you're a runner, set a goal to run a long distance and get sponsors to back you by donating to your cause. 


Get some help from your friends
Once you have an idea for the "theme" of your fundraiser, ask friends to get involved. Organise a clothes swap and ask friends to donate any items they want to get rid of. Collaborating makes for a killer selection of items which will encourage more people to be involved. 


Ask your closest friends first
Send individual emails to your five closest contacts and ask them for donations first. Getting your "inner circle" to donate to your page will help you build up some momentum. It's also good to start with the people you are most comfortable with!

Have a goal
People will be more likely to support you if they know what you're trying to achieve. For example - to raise $200 to provide counselling to 120 people in need of support.  

Follow up
Don't be afraid to send a follow up email! Your close friends and family won't mind hearing from you a few times. 

Have fun! 
Fundraising can be a great way to engage with your community and bring out the best in people. Make sure you have fun along the way. 

Start a fundraiser for Lifeline here!

 


Thank people who have donated - tag them on Facebook

Update your supporters on how you’re going to achieving your goal


Thank people who have donated - tag them on Facebook

Update your supporters on how you’re going to achieving your goal