How fundraising works
We explain how fundraising works and where your donations go
New to the world of online fundraising? Don’t fear. It is quick and easy to set up a Fundraising Page for a cause you care about on JustGiving and oh so rewarding. You can make a real difference and be a #LifeChanger in just a few minutes.
So how does it work?
Create a page
It really is that simple for you. Choose a cause you want to support and create a Fundraising Page to raise money for them. Add a story and say why you're raising money. If you're taking part in a challenge or event make sure you include that too about it. Don't forget to explain how the Charity helps (this can be a personal story from your own experience or information you have sourced from the charity’s website).
Share it with your friends and family
Text your family, post it on your friends' Facebook walls and email everyone at your workplace! You can go event bigger too; contact your local newspaper to tell them about your campaign, print posters to put up in your local shops.
Your friends donate (woohoo!)
All that hard work means donations come flooding in to your page and get you on the way to smashing your target.
You build the page, share it, update it and thank your supporters as your fundraising journey progresses, now it's over to us.
We send it to the Charity
Once a week the money that you raise on your page is sent to the cause you have chosen to support, minus our small charges and the transaction costs that all payment providers charge. You don’t need to take any action, your job is simply to spread the word as far and wide as possible about the fundraising you are doing, we take care of all the other details.
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