If you're planning to fundraise for us, please do get in touch
so we can send you tailored advice, tips, materials and support.
Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the office on 020 7923 5553
In the meantime, we hope you find these fundraising tips a
useful way to get the ball rolling and don't forget to check out
our 'Other ways to give'
Pick your activity; our fundraising pack is full of great ideas to
get you started. Alternately, why not sign up to one
of the exciting challenge events Place2Be
has to offer?
Think about how you're going to raise the money. Will you be
selling tickets, doing a raffle or asking for sponsorship?
If it's sponsorship you're after, then the best way is to set up
a fundraising page. We recommend using Virgin Money Giving as it's
quick and easy.
Simply visit Virginmoneygiving.com,
select 'create your page', choose your challenge, and then fill in
your details - making sure that you've selected Place2Be as the
charity you will be raising money for!
Don't forget to add some personal touches and a fundraising
target. The more people know about why you're fundraising, what
you're doing, and how much you want to raise, the more money you're
likely to raise!
Spread the word.
Whether you're inviting people to an event, or asking them for
sponsorship there are plenty of great ways to get the word
Make a list of people you know and identify those who you want
to approach. Think about how much they are able to give and what
would encourage them to lend their support.
Utilise as many communication channels as possible: face to
face, email, Facebook, Twitter. Workplaces could even include a
feature for you in their newsletter or on the intranet if they have
them. Local press, publications and online resources may also give
you a mention too - especially if you're doing something
Don't forget to emphasise what you are doing, why, and the
important impact your money will have on Place2Be.
Say thank you.
Every contribution makes a difference, which is why it is
important to thank all those who have supported you. As well as
encouraging them to give again, it may even encourage others to
give; a public thank you on Facebook or Twitter can be a great way
of reminding those people who have promised to support you.
Don't forget to thank yourself; it's owing to the generosity and
kindness of people like you that we are able to continue providing
our vital services to children in schools.