Here are some handy tips to help make your fundraiser the best it can be.

We're here to make it easy!

Before you get started

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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.

1. 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.

2. Consider fundraising as a group or family

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.

3. Register to create your personal fundraising page

Once you’ve got your idea, go for it! Create your fundraiser by clicking the button at the top of this page.

4. Set ambitious yet attainable goals

You’ll be amazed at the impact you can make once you get started.

Once you’ve registered your fundraiser

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Wondering how to put the word out and start getting donations? We asked our past fundraisers for their best advice:

1. Log into your fundraising dashboard to update your personal page

“Share what your event is about and why you’re raising money for Cancer Council. And upload plenty of photos,” says Karen, who shaved her hair and raised $1,000.

2.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.

3. Promotion starts with your networks

“When it comes to drumming up support, start with your existing networks of friends, workmates and recreational clubs,” says Daniel, who completed his first marathon and raised $2,015.

4. Think about venues

“If you need one, look into suitable venues. Consider parking, wet weather, council permits, catering requirements and audiovisual equipment, and remember to book well in advance,” says Emily, who hosted a Christmas in July party and raised $1,425.

5. 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.

6. Bank your fundraising money as you go

“It’s exciting to see your fundraising tally rise on your personal fundraising page,” says Sala, who had a stall at the local markets and raised $418.

A few more tips:

  • The quickest and easiest way is to share your page’s URL by email, text and your social media networks. Facebook and Twitter work particularly well for this.
  • Talk to people about your fundraiser.
  • If you’re planning something big, consider contacting your local paper or radio station.
  • Call, text or email people to ask for support.
  • Add a link to your fundraising page in your personal and work email signature. We have a handy template already created for you, which you’ll find in Poster and Downloads

You've done your fundraiser, congratulations!

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What now? Some things are simple but easy to forget:

1. 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 them an email directly from your fundraising dashboard.

2. Don’t forget to bank your 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 

3. 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!