How to Fundraise Effectively
Whether youâ€™re fundraising for your local community club, your childâ€™s school, or a local charity, itâ€™s no easy feat. It takes a lot of work as youâ€™re going to have to pull off a great event so that people want to donate to your cause. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve put together this guide on how to fundraise effectively â€“ so you can get all the top tips to make it happen.
What Event Should You Do?
Doing a fun run is a great way to raise money, as people sponsor individual participants to complete the run (or walk!). This means that each participant can get support from everyone they know, and when you accumulate this with all the participants, it can raise a ton of money.
One of the best fundraising methods is to organise a Colour Frenzy Fun Run, as this way you will have the support of a Colour Frenzy campaign manager to help you along the way. You can even choose to have our team do the entire setup on the day, so you donâ€™t have to do everything yourself.
The fun run is an absolute blast for everyone involved; itâ€™s a run that participants do around a track while getting coated in coloured powder. This is easy for people of any age and ability to participate in as you can easily walk the track or choose a shorter option.
Effective Fundraising Tips
So, how can you make sure that you raise plenty of money for the cause youâ€™re supporting? Donâ€™t worry, weâ€™ve got all the hot fundraising tips for you to make sure you make the most of your Colour Frenzy Fun Run!
- Make It Personal
Itâ€™s much harder to turn down a personal request for donations than a generic request. People you know will usually be happy to donate when they know the request is coming personally from you.
Thatâ€™s why we suggest that you prioritise asking people in person when you can, or over the phone. This makes it much harder to ignore the request than sending an email that the recipient can claim they didnâ€™t read or didnâ€™t get. So, only email donation requests to those you definitely wonâ€™t be able to see before the big event.
- Ask Everyone You Know
Think about it, if you ask your siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, thatâ€™s a whole lot of people. Meaning that potentially, itâ€™s a whole lot of funds raised for your cause!
Consider all of the people you can ask to donate. This could be your soccer team, church group, co-workers, and so much more! You should ask everyone in every group you and your family are a part of. This can extend to your partner’s co-workers and friends and parents of your kidsâ€™ classmates. Youâ€™ll find that with that many people to ask, each person only needs to donate a small amount for you to hit your goal.
- Online Fundraising Tools
It can be extremely useful to have access to online fundraising tools to help you get donations. These can easily be shared on social media and via email for people to donate online. This makes it easier both for you to fundraise and for them to get around to donating.
When you do a Colour Frenzy Fun Run, you will gain access to our handy online fundraising tools. These have been specially designed to be safe for children, teachers, parents, and more to use. You can simply click a link to share and fundraise at the touch of a button. Many schools and clubs are enjoying using our online platform as it makes fundraising much easier.
- Create Teams
When you create teams, you can potentially raise even more money. First, you can get everyone in the team sponsored by all the people they know. Then you can build a friendly rivalry within the team or amongst other teams to see who can raise the most money. This is a great way to amp up the volume of donations as well as creating a fun atmosphere on the day for the run.
- Offer Prizes
Another great choice is to offer prizes to the biggest fundraisers. While it may take a little from your budget, it can be a great motivator to get even more donations. Itâ€™s likely if you do this that the extra donations receive will more than cover the cost of prizes.
When you book a Colour Frenzy Fun Run, you get the choice of selecting prizes from our huge online selection. This makes prize selection stress-free for you as the organiser and itâ€™s one less thing to worry about.
Get your school, club, or organisation together for the fundraising event of a lifetime. Get your friends, family, and colleagues to donate and raise a whole heap of money for your cause with these top fundraising tips to help you fundraise effectively.