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Fundraising is a way we can all fight back against cancer. If you need some help in getting your team’s fundraising started, we’re here to help. Here are our simple top 10 tips to help make your fundraising easy and successful.
Your online fundraising portal is your first port of call and can really get you started on your Relay journey! Here you can upload photos, create a blog, and recruit team members and donors using our easy-to-use e-mailing system! The e-mailing system has pre-written emails for you to send to family, friends, and colleagues. This includes valuable Thank You messages! Don’t forget to set a fundraising goal and share it on social media!
As the saying goes, ‘Many Hands Make Light Work’ so get your team involved! Organise fun-draising events like car washes, have a cinema or movie night, host a dinner party, casual clothes day at work or school, morning teas, bake sales, trivia nights, hold a raffle by asking local business for prizes, or even be an assistant for someone for a day!
Social media is a great place to recruit team members and donors. Share your profile to social media, Facebook is a great place for this, and tell everyone why you’re Relaying! Your personal story can really motivate people to get behind your cause and donate.
Make your fundraising efforts a year round effort, start early and give yourself plenty of time to brainstorm and plan. With each event you learn what works in your community, and you can change and adapt as the year moves on! Doing an activity more than once is also not a crime. Think monthly trivia fundraising nights fun for all, and achievable fundraising goals! You could even set a goal to target 20 people on the 20th of every month. Smaller bite size pieces.
If you back yourself, others will too so give yourself a head start and make the first donation then share your donation via email and social media! You can also let people know how different donation amounts can help make a difference.
Talk to your event organiser and see if you can do any on-site fundraising. Try making something and selling it, have a lemonade stand, or bake sale!
Whether it’s a venue, prizes for a raffle or service you might be surprised how generous local businesses can be, all you have to do is ask!
It’s super fun seeing your fundraising tally rise on your individual and team page. Try to bank your money before the Relay so we can announce the fundraising total at the closing ceremony. Your team may also go in the draw to win prizes on the day!
Always thank your supporters, whether it’s a small or large donation, or even if they cheered you on until the last lap! Let them know how grateful you are, we even have a Thank You Letter you can download to help!
More useful downloads can be found here