This area is exclusively for Team Starfish event fundraisers, raising money to help struggling families get a vital break.
Online fundraising pages are an excellent way to collect sponsorship. Here are some top tips to help you make the most of your page...
1. Promote your selfie
Fundraisers with pictures on their page raise 14% more per photo. A perfect excuse for a #selfie
2. Tell your personal story
Why do you care? Tell your story about why you are fundraising.
3. Shoot for a target
Pages with a target raise 46% more. Aim high and tell the world.
4. Don't be afraid to share
Sharing on Facebook, social media and WhatsApp raises more. Don’t be afraid, people want to hear about the good things you are doing.
5. Don't forget about email
There are lots of your friends, colleagues and neighbours who are not on social networks but would love to hear about what you are doing.
6. Be creative
Hold a movie night, host a work Christmas raffle, organise a charity bake sale, or have a Come Dine With Me night with your besties. Being creative is fun and will keep those donations rolling in.
7. Get your employer to match donations
Most companies will have CSR schemes to help their employees raise money for charity, find out if yours will match donations to your Page with a corporate donation.
8. Form a team with your friends
Your friends can become your support squad! Ask them to commit to helping you share your Page and your updates as you prepare for the big day.
9. Sell your skills
You are going to be spending a lot of time training, so why not organise boot camps for your friends to sign up to in return for a donation?
10. Hold a sweepstake
Start a healthy competition by asking your friends to guess your marathon time with donations acting as the entrance fee - you can use the 'Guess my Time' template that was included in your fundraising pack!
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