Top 7 tips for raising money at work

Most of us spend a good part of every day at work, so why not get your colleagues involved in fundraising?

Here are our top tips for fundraising at work:

  1. People will rarely say no to cake.

    Hold a bake sale in your office as an afternoon treat and just ask for a donation to your supporter page in return for them indulging.

  2. Ask your employer

    Many companies have matching gift schemes or if they are willing to donate to your supporter page – it may be tax-deductible and can mean you get that one off large donation to really spur you on.

  3. Hold a raffle with benefits!

    Offer up prizes that you know your colleagues would love to get – e.g offer to fetch their morning coffee for a week, a free weekday lunch date with senior management, 1 months use of the best parking space! Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to put in a little hard work to get the most participation from everyone.

  4. Hold a dress down day

    Charge $5 each for your whole office to go casual for the day. Simple.

  5. Auction off the chance to ‘Be the boss for an afternoon’(check with your manager first!)

    Your colleagues might relish in the chance to act as senior staff (best not to do this however if your boss is a surgeon/pilot/lion tamer)

  6. hold a staff lunch

    Get a few of your friends to cook a dish each and then hold a staff lunch event and charge an entrance fee, saving everyone the hassle of bringing in their own packed lunch or having to go in search of delicious food elsewhere.

  7. Ask your colleagues to sacrifice their morning coffee

    Just 1 day a week and instead for them to give the money they would have spent to your supporter page.

Don’t forget to set up your Everydayhero supporter page before the event to ensure your donors have a safe, simple way to donate – click the button below to get started!

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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.