We understand that fundraising can be difficult at times, so we are bringing you our Top 10 tips to help you hit your fundraising target!
1. Start Early!
Hitting your target when fundraising can take time, so why not get ahead of the game and start your plans as early as possible.
You could begin by telling your friends and family what you're doing and why you have chosen to support Cure Leukaemia? Maybe they can join in, cheer you on, or help you fundraise.
(P.s. it helps to get a big donation in early so that others follow suit!)
2. Set up a Fundraising Page
Fundraising pages are the most popular ways to fundraise because it is so easy! You can create your page in less than a minute and personalise it to your liking by adding your story, photos and even videos.
Not only this but you don’t have to chase anyone for money as fundraising pages transfer all of donations to Cure Leukaemia within days.
3. Show them a video
We find that when people donate to others, they like to see how and where their money is being spent and why it is so vital. We have a whole host of videos that you can choose from - including the likes of Adrian Chiles, Jonathan Trott, Stiliyan Petrov plus many more!
Why not show your family, friends and colleagues a video from our YouTube channel HERE to inspire them in supporting your fundraising efforts?
4. If you don’t ask...
Don't be afraid to ask everyone you can think of for sponsorship. You will find that people are eager to support you in your efforts...and remember, the worst they can say is "no"!
The personal approach often works best, so talk to people in person or email them individually. Don’t just tell them what you're doing; explain to them why you have chosen to do so for Cure Leukaemia. Friends, family, colleagues, teammates and business contacts are all people you can approach for sponsorship!
5. Spread the word...
The more people know about you and your event the more inclined they will be to give. We have some great posters to promote the run so contact us and put them up in your workplace.
Remember the internet is such a powerful tool and is a great way to get publicity...you could write a blog about the run-up to your event and promote your page on Facebook and Twitter. Another simple way to raise awareness is to add a signature to the bottom of your emails with your fundraising page details.
6. Match funding
A number of companies, such as our partners at Deloitte are keen to support their employees in fundraising so make sure you ask your employer if they have a matched giving scheme.
This could make a big difference by doubling the money that you raise!
7. Hold your own event
A great way to boost your fundraising is by holding an event of your own...from cake bakes to curry nights, keep it simple and keep it fun for everyone involved!
Once again, be sure to get your family and friends involved – these fundraising events are perfect for schools, colleges, workplaces and the local community!
8. Keep people up to date
It is important to keep those supporting you up to date, let them know how your training is going and where you are with your targets.
Photos are a great way of keeping people up to date and inspiring them!
We would love to see your photos too so don’t forget to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them on social media too!
9. Thank Everyone
A simple ‘Thank You’ message to everyone who sends you a donation is an easy way of showing your appreciation to their kindness.
For larger donations, if they would like an official ‘Thank You letter’ from the charity let us know and we can organise this for you too.
10. Gift Aid
However you collect your money, whether it be through fundraising pages or sponsor forms - ask all UK taxpayers to tick the Gift Aid box on your page or sponsorship form. This means we will receive 25p extra from the government for every pound donated – a huge bonus for our work, and at no extra cost to them!