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Whether you want to fundraise as a company or on your own as an individual, I’m sure there are some ways you could jazz up your efforts and try and get even more cash for your charity of choice. If you are completely new to trying to fundraise, you might need all the help and advice you can get! Well, here are some of our best fundraising tips. Hopefully, they will help you raise as much as possible for a good cause.
Approach The Right People
You need to think carefully about who you approach for donations. You might find that random people who have no clear links to a cause or charity might be quite hesitant to donate. However, if you approach people who you know have been helped by the charity in the past or know someone who has strong links to a charity, then you will find that they are a lot more interested in donating. So, be sure to try and target the right people first.
Make It Unique
You should try and come up with a completely unique way of raising your funds. That way, people will be intrigued by your efforts and this could lead to them giving you more cash, or even just donating in the first place. One idea is to buy some bricks that can be engraved from www.brickmarkers.com and then sell them to the public. People will love paying to have their name built into a permanent wall. Other cool and unique fundraising ideas include charity auctions and a skydive.
Address Your Audiences Differently
There is a big chance that you will be approaching a few different audiences to ask for donations. For instance, you might want to get in touch with local companies to see if they can donate to your cause. You will no doubt also be approaching your friends and family. It’s important that you address each audience correctly. For example, you should send a formal email to any company whereas you can be a lot more casual when asking people who you know.
It's #WorldMSDay! This year, I'm running the Great North Run to try and raise money for the @mssocietyuk. It's a charity that has helped my Mum loads in the past so now I'm trying to do my bit: https://t.co/K0m3e7ltfq #WorldMSDay2018 #bringinguscloser
— Laura Harker (@lauramaryharker) May 30, 2018
Create An Online Fundraising Page
As lots of people are constantly on their laptops and mobile phones these days, you might want to consider setting up an online fundraising page, like on www.justgiving.com. You can then share this page on all of your social media channels so that as many people as possible see it. It’s a super easy way for people to send you a small donation!
Always Say Thank You
Don’t forget to say thank you to all of your donors. If you are fundraising to take part in a special event, such as a half marathon, you might want to wait until after the event so that you can let them all know how you got on!
Hopefully, all of these tips can help you raise a fair amount of money for your chosen charity. Good luck with it all, we’re sure you’ll be able to smash your target!