Check out the below for eight handy tips that will make sure your fundraiser is a huge success.
1. Make a list
Make a list of all your potential fundraising sources: friends, family, work colleagues, local schools, pubs, clubs etc. You’d be surprised at the number of people willing to support your fundraising for Concern.
2. Set the pace
Don’t send your fundraising request to everyone initially. First, approach the people who’re most likely to give you the most. This starts your fundraising page off well and suggests an amount for sponsorship to subsequent donors.
3. Spread the word
Don’t be shy in telling people about your event and, more importantly, why you are doing it. You are supporting a wonderful cause in Concern Worldwide. Let everybody know that.
4. Use social media to fundraise
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram – whatever channels you use, use them all to spread the word about what you’re doing. You might find you’re sponsored by people you haven’t heard from in years!
5. Take part as a group
Encourage friends or family members to take part in the Fast with you and sign up as a group. There’s strength in numbers – this will give you a wider pool of people to fundraise from.
6. Get a sponsorship card
The old ways are sometimes the best. If you drop us a mail, we can send you an old-style hard copy sponsorship card to use for people who just don’t go online. You could be missing out on a fortune otherwise.
7. Organise an event
Why not organise an event like a pub quiz or a coffee morning to highlight your participation in the Fast. It’s a bit more work, but that face-to-face contact might make people much more inclined to sponsor you.
8. Be loud and proud
Enjoy yourself! Fundraising for Concern, and the work that we do is a noble endeavor. You should be proud of what you are doing. Let people know this.