Identify who you’re asking to donate.
You can reach out to your…
- Work colleagues
- Your local community
Often: Regularly post updates reminding people to donate.
With a sense of urgency: Give people a reason to sponsor you there and then.
Perfect timing: Consider posting and reaching out to people in the evening or at the end of the month. That’s when we see the most donations come in.
Sharing your page online
Using social media is a great way to contact potential donors you might not be able to reach in person, in just a few clicks!
Not sure what to say?
Try these handy templates when sharing your fundraising page on social media.
Tell your story
How and why are you fundraising? What does your charity mean to you?
Talk about the charity
Help people understand the great work your charity does and why they should donate.
Share your page
Send your network directly to your page. Enough said!
Are you close to a fundraising milestone? Add an incentive for your donors.
Create a countdown
Remind people to donate in the run-up to the event.
After the big day
Donations don’t stop after the big day. Ask for more donations before you close your page!
What social platform should I use?
You can share your fundraising page on any social platform. Choose one that you use frequently, or have used in the last 6 months. Think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok… or maybe all of them.
Fundraising in person
Nothing beats having a face-to-face conversation. It’s a chance for you to take your time to tell people what you’re doing and why. How could your audience refuse?!
People love coming together for a good cause, so why not put on an event?
From coffee mornings to skydives, there are plenty of different ways you can get your friends involved.
Donations on the go
Did you know that you can donate
with Apple Pay and Google Pay on
your phone? Making fundraising
easy wherever you are!
Make a poster
Don’t forget to include your charity’s shopping list, and a link to your fundraising page with a QR code and your page address.