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Tips for fundraising online

Fundraising online using JustGiving

Having an online fundraising page is a great way to kickstart your fundraising! It’s easy for you to set up and it’s easy for your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. It’s quick and secure and its really easy for anyone who pays tax to boost their donation, at no extra cost, by adding GiftAid.

So what are you waiting for? Get set up today by visiting JustGiving and following the onscreen instructions to start raising vital funds for Father Hudson’s Care.

You’ve got your page set up, now take a look at our top tips to help you get the most out of your page

Tell your story

This will help people understand why you’re passionate about raising money for us. It’s your chance to really connect with people and share your story. People will donate more if they know why you’re fundraising. We’ve created a handy guide to help you.

Add a photo

This will bring your page to life, making it more personal and helping it stand out. People who use photos raise a staggering 14% more for every photo used. So go on, get that photo of you sitting in a bath of beans, having your head shaved, holding a cake sale, get it on your page and start seeing the donations roll in!

Add a target

Pages with targets raise 45% more than those that don’t. Be brave and let everyone know you’re aiming high. It’s always a good idea for the first donation to be at a level that you would like. It shows everyone you’re aiming high to help support people in need in our area.

Share your page on social media

Share the link to your page on Facebook, Twitter and in your Instagram bio. You can also blog about any training or events you’re doing. If you need some inspiration, here’s a link to Emma Kelly’s blog.

Remember to tag Father Hudson’s Care (@fatherhudsons on Twitter) so we can share your hard work.

Share your page regularly to keep it in people’s minds and to update them with how you’re doing. Your friends are more likely to sponsor you when they see all of the effort you’re putting in. Don’t forget to thank them via social media too – you might even get some donations from friends of friends.

For more information on getting the best out of your social media, have a look at our handy guide.

The final push

Some people will hold off sponsoring you until the event is over so don’t forget to share your success with your friends and family afterwards. In fact, you could increase your fundraising by a massive 20%. Who knows, you might even go above your target!

If you’d like to chat to a member of our team for further ideas and inspiration, call 01675 434059 or email fundraising@fatherhudsons.org.uk

 

JustGiving also has their own toolkits and guides that you might find helpful.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tips/fundraising-page-toolkit

https://www.justgiving.com/for-charities/resources/charity-tips/page-activation-timeline

https://blog.justgiving.com/top-tips-to-help-fundraisers-create-the-perfect-page/

Fundraising resources:

Plan your event

Download our handy fundraising checklist
Get inspired by our fundraising ideas
Read what other inspiring fundraisers have done
Download resources to help your event go well
Read our guide on keeping your event safe and legal

Publicise your event

Let people know what you're doing: tell your story
Find out how to get the best out of social media
Download social media resources
Use our customisable posters to advertise your event

Fundraising

Download our customisable sponsorship form
Download a matched giving form for your employer
Find out how to pay in your sponsorship

Donate and make a difference

Donate today and help us to provide more support to people in the community

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