You’re not alone when you fundraise for . Here are some handy fundraising tips to help maximise your fundraising plan and have some fun in the process.
Who to ask to sponsor you
Enthusiasm is contagious – your positive attitude will rub off on others and help raise sponsorship. Explain why you are raising money, and what Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK does.
Set up a fundraising page on www.justgiving.com – set up a free personal fundraising page and email it to your entire address book. Make sure you include a photo of you hard at work! Make sure you ask the most generous person to sponsor you first and hopefully everyone else will follow.
Sponsorship forms – to maximise your sponsorship opportunities, we can also provide you with sponsorship forms. Keep them on you at all times as you never know who you will bump into. Download a customisable one Sponsor Form (a Word document).
Collection boxes – we can provide you with collection boxes. Ask your local pub or shop if you can leave one on the counter. Maybe you could go on a Friday night in fancy dress and ask the punters?
Publicity for local companies – write to local companies for sponsorship. Offer to display a logo on your t-shirt for a big donation.
The list is endless – and we support you all the way.
The Gift Aid scheme enables charities to reclaim tax on donations, which means Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK receives an extra 28p for every £1 donated – at no cost to you or your sponsor.
All we need is the full name and address (including postcode) of the donor, to allow us to reclaim the Gift Aid.
Sell yourself! Your local newspaper, radio station or television company can help raise awareness about your fundraising activity – remember they want an interesting story, and maybe some exciting photos. Make sure you include your contact details and a link to your Justgiving page so anyone reading the article can sponsor you.
Contact Paula Hunter, our PR consultant, on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 07739 989915 and she’ll help you contact your local media.
In order to provide you with the maximum of support, we have developed a comprehensive guide to our “rules” when it comes to fundraising. There is nothing particular complicated about these guidelines – but there are certain legalities that you need to abide by; and we prefer that all fundraising undertaken is solely for Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, and not split between different causes or organisations. We also expect our fundraisers to abide by our Fundraising Promise which you can find here, and it’a also in the Guidelines.
Download the Fundraising Guidelines 2018
And once everything is done and dusted, please sending your money to us by downloading the Paying in form for fundraising 2017 – it also details BACS information for direct transfer to our bank account.
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