Tips and Tools
Here are some great tips to help make your fundraiser the best it can be. We're here to make it easy!
Some handy hints before you get started
Whether you’re a first timer or you’ve done it before, it always helps to have a plan. Check out our step-by-step guide and contact us if you need any advice.
- Think of a fundraising idea
Choose an idea that suits you. Some people like to shave their heads, some challenge themselves to an ocean swim and some give up their birthday presents. Check out Ways To Do It
- Consider fundraising as a group
A team of friends will provide support and help you stay motivated. You can start a team when you register or at a later date.
- Register to create your personal fundraising page
Once you’ve got your idea, just go for it! Create your fundraiser by clicking the button at the top of this page.
- Set ambitious, yet attainable goals
You’ll be amazed at the impact you can make once you just get started.
Once you’ve registered your fundraiser
Wondering how to put the word out and start getting donations? We asked our past fundraisers to give you their advice, and this is what they said:
“Log into your Fundraising Hub to update your personal page. Upload photos and share with everyone why raising money for cancer means so much to you and what your event’s all about,” says Karen, who shaved her hair and raised $1,000.
“Show you’re serious by making the first donation. Then promote your page to ask for online donations from your networks,” says Tanya, who gave up alcohol for a month and raised $630.
“Promotion starts with your networks! When it comes to drumming up support, start by using your own existing networks of friends, workmates and recreational clubs,” says Daniel, who completed his first marathon and raised $2,015.
“Think about venues! If you need one, look into suitable venues. Consider things such as parking, wet-weather, council permits, catering requirements and audio-visual equipment. And remember to book well in advance,” says Emily, who hosted a Christmas in July party and raised $1,425.
“Limit your costs. Ask for venues, prizes and services to be donated. You’ll be surprised how generous local businesses can be if you just ask,” says Vicky, who held a Trivia night and raised $755.
“Bank your fundraising money as you go. It’s super exciting seeing your fundraising tally rise on your personal fundraising page,” says Sala, who had a stall at the local markets and raised $418.
Here’s a few more tips to help promote your fundraising
- Share your page by email, text and your social media networks. Facebook works really well!
- Talk to them about your fundraiser
- If you’re planning something big, consider contacting your local paper or radio station
- Add a link to your fundraising page in your email signature on your work and personal emails. We have a handy template already created for you, check out Poster and Downloads
You've done your fundraiser, congratulations!
So what do you do now? Some things are simple but easy to forget.
- Thank, thank and thank your supporters
Let your supporters know how grateful you are, and thank them as personally as you can – no matter how big or small their contribution. Quick tip – it’s easy to thank your donors by sending an email directly from your Fundraising Hub.
- Don’t forget to send us the funds so we can start helping others
If you have any questions about banking your funds please feel free to contact our dedicated support team on 1300 65 65 85. We are here to help.
- Share your fundraising photos and story with us so you can inspire others
Post a pic of your fundraiser on our Facebook page or send us an email, we’d love to hear from you!