Here’s how you can get started…
Personalise your page
Put up a photo of yourself and share a little bit about why you have chosen to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.
Make the first donation
People will be encouraged to see that you are supporting your own fundraiser by making the first donation. It doesn’t need to be a large gift—it’s more about the gesture of leading the way.
Share your page
Someone is more likely to support your fundraiser if you approach them directly. For as many people as you can, send a personal email or message. Once you’ve done that, try the broader approaches like posting a link to your page on social media.
Say thank you
It’s really important that you thank the people who make donations on your page.
Plan your event to make sure you have everything covered:
What activity will you be doing?
Decide on what you’re doing. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just make it fun for you and everyone involved
Where and when will it happen?
Check the date of your activity. Make sure it doesn’t clash with big events. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to organise and promote.
How will you fundraise?
You can ask for donations, sell goods or raffle tickets.
How will you make it legal and safe?
It’s really important you keep your activity safe and legal. Please read the Fundraising Terms and Conditions and make sure you’re up to speed with things such as food hygiene laws, activities you may need a license for e.g. raffles; insurance liability; and obtaining permission for fundraising in public places.
Shout it from the rooftops
Whatever fundraising activity you decide to do, getting the word out there will help you raise money and awareness of kidney disease, so promoting your event is crucial.
Email your family and friends
A great way to get the word out about your fundraiser is to email family and friends. Don’t forget to include your online fundraising page link.
Use the power of social media
Promote your event and online fundraising page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media platforms you currently use and ask family and friends to ‘share’ your event on their social media platforms. Get in contact with Kidney Health Australia’s media team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0434 801 485.
Involve your community
It’s a great idea to contact local businesses to assist with different elements of your event. They could support your event with catering, venue hire, decorations or prizes.