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Top 10 Fundraising Tips

Raising money for a charity or cause that’s close to your heart?

Here are our top 10 proven tips to help you reach your fundraising goal:

  1. Be the first!

    By donating to your own supporter page you are showing your commitment to your fundraising and setting the benchmark for other donations.

  2. Remember to include pictures of yourself

    People want to see who they are donating to. This also helps potential donors to have a stronger connection with your cause.

  3. Update your fundraising page!

    Keep your donors and potential donors updated with your progress, how is the fundraising going? What obstacles have you come across, what are you really enjoying etc.

  4. Tell your story

    Let supporters know WHY you are doing what you are doing, they want to know – share your passion.

  5. If you hit your target, or you are close to reaching it – increase it

    If people think you are close to meeting your target they may not donate the $200 they were going to if you are only $75 off your goal.

  6. Let people know how much to donate

    For example, $10 will provide 5 blankets, $100 will provide a years heating. You want them to know that any amount they are able to give will make a difference.

  7. Thank your donors

    Let them know their donation has been noticed and appreciated.

  8. Contact your charity

    They will love to hear from you, let them know what you are doing for them and ask if they have any materials to help you raise as much money for them as possible!

  9. Share your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram

    Those that share their fundraising page 10 times or more raise significantly more than those who don’t. If someone isn’t able to donate, ask them to do the same, every share helps.

  10. Finally – ask again!

    People often need reminding, if you asked them once and they haven’t donated – ask again, they may have just forgotten and won’t begrudge a friendly reminder. And don’t be afraid to ask after you’ve completed your event, almost 20% of donations come in after the challenge is over!

  11. Don’t forget to create your everydayhero fundraising page to ensure your donors have a safe, easy to donate!

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Fundraising Ideas

Stuck for ideas on how to make a difference for your favourite cause? Check out our fundraising ideas over on the everydayhero Fundraising Hub.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is everydayhero?

everydayhero is a secure online fundraising platform which empowers people just like you, all over the world, to fundraise for the causes closest to their hearts.

We’re here to make giving easier, more accessible and more enjoyable.

How do I create my fundraising page?

Simply click the ‘Start Fundraising’ button above to create your fundraising page in just a few seconds. You’ll need to enter details such as your chosen cause and a fundraising target so have a think about this as you register.

How do the donations people make to my page get to the charity?

everydayhero securely processes and receipts all donations made to your fundraising page then deposits the funds directly into your charity’s nominated bank account. Your friends and family can easily make a donation to your page using the ‘Give Now’ button and leave a message of support for you at the same time!

I’ve never raised money before… do you have any tips or fundraising ideas?

Of course! Fundraising is super easy, all you have to do is spread the word about what you’re doing to your friends and family by email and social media and ask them to help you. See our fundraising tips above to get started, but if you’d like to talk to someone about how to get the most out of your fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

I have a question about using my page, where can I get help?

You can get 24/7 help through our Sidekick online help center which has answers to the most frequently asked questions along with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. If you need further assistance, contact us via email.