Fundraising is a fun way to engage with your community!
…..and raise awareness for the cause you support.
Community Fundraisers are truly selfless and inspiring people. Every dollar you raise will allow us to help keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.
There are plenty of ways you can fundraise for Act for Kids. Here are just a few ideas:
Ask for donations to be made to Act for Kids on your behalf, instead of birthday or Christmas gifts.
Hold a raffle at your community club, school or workplace.
Organise a games or trivia night and donate the proceeds
Donate a percentage of sales from your business – and share your commitment and generosity with your staff and customers.
Host a morning tea, cocktail party or unique soirée and ask for a donation to attend.
Ask us for a donation box for your shop counter so customers can donate their spare change.
Start fundraising online
JustGiving and GoFundraise are popular websites where you can set up your own personal page in just a few minutes and email a link to your friends and workmates to sponsor you – these sites even take care of the financial side of things. You can be part of listed events and activities or create your own.
Fundraising can be as simple as a donation from friends, holding a raffle at your workplace or hosting a trivia night, or as challenging as running a marathon or trekking across the desert.
Here are some tips to help you run a successful fundraiser.
Ask your friends, family and colleagues for their support by letting them know about your fundraiser for Act for Kids – and be sure to keep them updated on your progress.
If you have created an online fundraising page through JustGiving or GoFundraise, share your page with your networks and keep your supporters engaged by regularly refreshing your page with pictures and updates on your activities.
Other great ways to communicate with your networks include:
- email and social media – ask your supporters to share your fundraiser with their network
- newsletters and flyers
- contacting your local paper.
Create a fundraising team. Teams are truly a great way to get others involved, have fun, and access a wider pool of resources and networks.
- Ask your employer if they would be willing to match every dollar you raise
- Put posters up around the office letting people know about your fundraiser and how they can support you
- Host a morning tea or a BBQ at your workplace to support your fundraising activity
- Ask to be included in your employee newsletter if your company has one.
If you have a birthday or special occasion such as an anniversary or christening coming up, ask your friends to donate to your fundraiser instead of buying a gift.
If you’re participating in a physical fundraising activity ensure that you maintain an appropriate training schedule to help you complete your challenge.