If you are taking on a challenge for us or doing your own thing, here are some top tips for boosting your fundraising efforts.
When your fundraising total is matched, it is a great incentive for people to give a bit more because every £ they give can have double the impact. Many companies will offer to match what you raise, so it might be worth asking yours. Alternatively you could get in touch with a local business to see if they would consider partnering with you.
Tell your WeSeeHope fundraising story! Explain what you’re doing and why you’re doing it to your friends, family and colleagues via email, letters or phone calls. And then shout loudly about it by posting on social media, setting up a blog and putting it in your email signature!
Create an online fundraising page, and make the most of it! Set yourself an ambitious target and upload photos and videos to make your donors feel part of your fundraising journey. JustGiving is a great platform to use as they have a zero fees policy so every £ you raise is donated.
Remind your donors to Gift Aid their donation because for every pound they give, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC at no extra cost to you or them!
Take the time to thank your donors individually, and tell them the impact their support will have. It makes a huge difference and will boost the support you get on the day.
… AND KEEP GOING!
Even once your challenge or event is over, keep sharing your updates and encouraging people to support you! Maybe they’ll be inspired to do something as well…