What is fundraising?
Typically, fundraising is the word used to describe raising money for a charity or good cause. When JustGiving came along back in the year 2000, we set out to make fundraising easier than ever.
So we waved goodbye to those cheque books and shaking buckets, and said hello to the world wide web! By allowing you to create a fundraising page online, we help you collect donations and send them directly to your chosen charity - it's that simple.
How can I go about fundraising?
Anyone and everyone can fundraise and feel good with JustGiving. Perhaps you'd like to take part in an organised event like a a marathon, 10k or cycle ride?
Maybe you'd just like to do your own thing, or remember someone by collecting donations in their memory. JustGiving helps you to raise money for a charity or good cause you care about.
How to fundraise as part of an event
If you want to raise money for a charity as part of an event, make sure you sign up for the event before setting up your fundraising page. Making sure you've got a place first is important as many events have very limited numbers for participants.
Once you are signed up to the event, create your page and start raising money for the charity of your choice. Then, it's time to personalise your page by telling your story, and adding some photos. Once your page is looking good, see our tips on how to promote it on social media, email and via text message here.
How to fundraise without taking part in an event
Thousands of people choose to fundraise without taking part in an organised event. Let’s face it, not everyone is interested in running a marathon. This shouldn’t put you off or make you think that you can’t make a difference! Perhaps you could see yourself undertaking another challenge, like skydiving if you are adventurous, shaving your head in solidarity with a loved one or friend undergoing cancer treatment, or go without something that you enjoy for a set period of time to show your conviction.
Fundraising page toolkit
A complete guide to setting up and promoting your fundraising page
Top 10 fundraising tips
See how to hit your target and take your fundraising further
Promote your page
Tips to promoting your page on social media and in the press