Here is where you can find all of our favourite tips and tricks for maximising your fundraising. How to get the most out of your online campaign and thinking of the best ideas and events to really push your fundraising to the max! No idea is too weird or crazy and we’re always on hand to help- get in touch if you’re stuck for where to start or just want a brainstorm!
Online Fundraising- Top Tips
We use the platform Everyday Hero as it allows sponsors to cover the administration fee - meaning more money goes to Street Child than with other platforms. It's also super easy to personalise (see below!).
2. Personalise it.
When you set up your fundraising page Everyday Hero will encourage you to personalise the page with a photo and a short bio. They're not lying when they tell you this leads to more donations! Personalised pages with a photo and a few lines about why you are taking on the Marathon, and a bit about Street Child, raise on average 118% more than a blank page!
3. Think big, think long term.
£1000 is a super achievable target but it will be far easier to absolutely smash it if you spend a few minutes planning and breaking down how you're going to get there. Focusing on creative ideas and key timings and moments will ensure you never need to panic! We're on hand for any guidance and support - just drop us an email.
4. Before you go public with your page secure early donations.
You want your fundraising to get off to a flying starts so make sure you start positively. Either hold an event or raise a sum offline and upload it, or line up loved ones that you know will donate a solid sum. If your first donation is bigger people will subsequently donate more on average or be motivated to tip you over targets.
5. Up your target.
This is smart fundraising (woo!). Once you've reached your target you can up your goal by £100 or further. People who haven't yet donated will be motivated to help you reach the new goal. You can keep doing this until you've exhausted support!
Over the years we really have seen it all- people doing crazy and amazing things to help their fundraising. People never fail to surprise us with their inventiveness and there’s always something new, however if you’re a bit stuck for ideas on where to start we’ve put together a collection of some of our tried and tested fundraisers, and a few of our unusual favourites we’ve seen along the way. If you still want to brainstorm feel free to get in touch- we’re always on hand to help you maximise your fundraising!
Walk to Work
Sponsored Silence (we’re sure your colleagues would donate!)
Sponsor a mile- your sponsor gets to choose a song you listen to during their mile of your marathon and you send them a selfie as you go!
Wine tasting evening
Here is where to look for Street Child information leaflets and posters which you can use at your fundraising events to let people know what you’re fundraising for and encourage them to donate! They give a broad range of information about what Street Child does and the areas we work in so you’ll have plenty of material to work with.