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Top 10 fundraising tips you need to know

Check out our top 10 tips to inspire you as you raise money for World Vision.

Are you looking for tips for raising money for charity? In this article, we share the top 10 tips for fundraising that can help you be as successful as possible.

10 fundraising tips to make your efforts a success

  1. Register your event.
  2. Tell people why their support matters.
  3. Set a target.
  4. Get creative.
  5. Get online.
  6. Challenge others.
  7. Connect your page to an app.
  8. Promote, promote, promote.
  9. Send a reminder.
  10. Say thanks.

1. Register your event

Once you’ve picked your fundraising event, you need to let the charity you want to support know that you’ll be fundraising on their behalf. Alternatively, if you choose a charity you want to support first, you can liaise with them to find an event they’re able to help with, for example, whether they have any charity marathon spaces.

When you fundraise for World Vision, our Fundraising Officer will be happy to assist with materials and ensure you have everything you need for a successful event. 

Know you’d like to fundraise, but not sure how? Check out our list of easy fundraising ideas to find an event that’s right for you.

2. Tell people why their support matters

People will likely want to donate to your cause for two reasons.

  1. They want to support your efforts and the initiative you’re taking.
  2. They want to support the cause you have chosen to donate to.

Raising money for World Vision means you're making a huge difference to children and their communities. Tell your supporters how their donations will help and make it known that even small donations can help to make a big difference. Need help? Learn more about our work here.

Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty. 

3. Set a target

Set a target that's ambitious but also realistic. This challenges the people you are contracting to dig deeper, and also gives you a number to aim for with fundraising efforts.

If you need help setting a target, you could take a look at our charity gifts to decide how you want to spend your funds or liaise with a Fundraising Officer to learn more about what targets will be achievable and how we could use your fundraising donations to help children.


4. Get creative

Think about fun ways to boost your fundraising and let people know about your work. You could host a movie night or games night and sell tickets. Or why not organise a bake sale - these are great ways to spread the word and gain those extra pennies for your fundraising. 

If your planning a fitness event, why not train at your local park and talk to the local community about your efforts. After all, every penny counts.


5. Get online!

Set up a page on a fundraising platform like JustGiving. This will help as many people as possible to donate to your cause with the click of a button.

Make your page personal by using a photo of you, telling people why you’re doing it and why the cause matters to you. This is a great way to get donations from people far and wide, and it allows people who aren’t even in your circle to support you if they’re inspired.


6. Challenge others.

One of the best ways to fundraise is to fundraise with others.

Encourage your friends to fundraise with you. If you’re doing a sporting challenge, you could get people to do it alongside you and double the network of friends and family that can be asked.


7. Connect your page to an app.

Fitness apps such as Fitbit and Strava can now be connected to JustGiving pages. It’s a great way to track and share your progress. It let's people know just how much effort you're putting in.


8. Promote, promote, promote!

Tell friends, loved ones, colleagues and more about your fundraiser. Encourage them to support you and to share your fundraising page.

You can use social media to the message out - sharing photos and videos of your progress towards your challenge is a great fundraising idea that can make raising funds even easier.


9. Send a reminder!

Your supporters may have forgotten to donate to your page, so give them a gentle nudge reminding them to donate so they don't forget. By sharing throughout your journey and in the lead up to your fundraising event, you're also more likely to reach a wider audience of people.


10. Say thanks!

Thank everyone for supporting you. Check our blogs for some great stories to show what a difference the money is making to the world’s most vulnerable children. We’ll also send you a certificate and thank you cards to send to your donors.

My 6K race experience turned into an epic adventure of personal growth, purpose, and camaraderie.


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Most importantly, enjoy every minute of the fundraiser and know just how much every penny and pound means to children worldwide.

Through World Vision’s work, every 60 seconds a family gets water and every 60 seconds a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Thank you for making it possible. 

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