Becoming a fundraiser takes a great deal of time and effort but Run for charity is by far the best fundraising website on the net, we will make sure we are with you every step of the way. Here is our how to fundraise section, why not get the local media to help you fundraise or learn about choosing, planning and hosting fundraising events of your own.
Great news, you have decided to take on that big challenge for charity! The only problem is that you have just discovered that fundraising is not quite as easy as you thought. Coming up with the right fundraising ideas for your charity can seem like a real minefield, there are so many ways that you can start but the question everyone always asks is, where do I start?
There are a number of online donation websites and it’s important you do a little bit of research before deciding on which one to use. The amount of money you raise for your charity can drastically vary depending on which site you use to promote your events and manage your fundraising target. We have a site by site guide which will help you make up your mind and save you time as you learn how to fundraise.
All charities will ask you to fundraise a certain amount of money for them if you decide to run using a charity place. The principle is quite simple, the more difficult the challenge the more they will be asking you to fundraise! Sounds like it’s the wrong way around but your friends, family and supporters will sponsor you higher amounts for more difficult tasks. Here is the rough guide to the distances and the amount you will have to fundraise.
Fundraising for charity as a team is a great way to boost your motivation, as well as the total amount of money you raise. The saying 'A great team is more than the sum of its parts' is certainly true here. You and your teammates can collaborate all your ideas and contacts to maximise your fundraising potential.
Every good fundraiser will tell you that one of the best ways to appeal to supporters is to appeal to their hearts so make sure you communicate your charities message clearly. Think about the type of charity you are supporting and then pick challenges that potential donors can relate to.
One of the best ways to get support if you have taken up a fundraising challenge is to contact the local media. Radio stations and local newspapers are a fantastic way to drum up that extra support you might need. Therefore, if there is a budding reporter or journalist locked away inside of you, its time to release them!
Virgin Money Giving was created as a not-for-profit business by Virgin Money with one aim in mind, to make everyone better off. It was Virgin Money’s sponsorship of the London marathon that spawned the idea for Virgin Money giving and after millions of pounds of investment by Virgin Money they have created a fantastic, easy to use and secure website that helps to generate millions of fundraising pounds for thousands of charities.
JustGiving was founded in 2001with the aim of making giving, more enjoyable and inspiring. At the time it was it was revolutionary and was the one of the worlds first online fundraising tool. It’s helped to raiser over £1 billion for thousands of UK and international charities. Once you’ve signed up to an event, selected a charity to run for setting up a JustGiving page couldn’t be simpler.
So you are trying to meet a fundraising target and you are shrugging your shoulders every time you are asked how you are going to raise the money. The answer to hitting your target is to arrange a fundraising event of your own. Your friends and family, work colleagues and pretty much anyone you have a relationship with of any sort will be happy to part with their money if they are touched by a heart felt appeal, entertained by your terrible attempt to sing or you put yourself through a traumatic experience in the name of charity!
We all know it's easy to approach friends, family and colleagues in search of sponsorship for your event. But how else can you maximise your fundraising total to get the biggest possible donation for your chosen charity? Here are some ideas you may not have thought of that are easy to do.
Page 1 of 3
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Bupa Great Manchester Run 10k
Bupa London 10,000