Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

We’re in a great position these days for fundraising more effectively as we’re able to use the internet & social networking sites to access a larger number of people worldwide.

Online fundraising sites make it easy to raise money for your charity online. You simply make your own fundraising page, share it with your friends (and their friends!) by email, blogs and social networking sites who then sponsor you online.
 

 JustGiving The UK’s first online fundraising site featuring over 8,000 charities & projects.
www.justgiving.com
 
 Virgin Money Giving A not-for-profit online fundraising site launched by Virgin Money.
www.virginmoneygiving.com
 
 Bmycharity 'The most cost-effective way for charities to fundraise online'.
www.bmycharity.com
 
 
 
 everyclick Not only can you make an online fundraising page, by downloading the “The Give as You Live” app, money will be added to your total funds raised each time you shop online with selected stores (see below).
www.everyclick.com

Online shopping
You can raise funds simply by shopping online!

Try these:
Go to www.everyclick.com to make your own fundraising page, then download “The Give as You Live” app. Money will be added to your total funds raised each time you shop online with selected stores. As you browse the web, the clever technology tells you which sites will help you raise funds.

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Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk to make your unique web page then download the ‘easyreminder’. Money will be added to your total funds raised each time you shop online with selected stores. As you browse the web, the clever technology tells you which sites will help you raise funds.

Facebook
With over 35 million users visiting the site each day for an average of 18 minutes, this is a great place to spread the word about your fundraising. Tell people about it on your personal profile, create a dedicated page for your fundraising news, invite people to your fundraising events and get people to ‘Like’ your blog entries. Keep everyone interested by regularly updating your status (www.facebook.com).

Twitter
Allows you to quickly reach other people who may not be a friend on Facebook but who may be interested in your cause (www.twitter.com).

Set up your own blog
Promoting your endeavors on your own blog is a great way to keep people interested in your fundraising progress long-term. You can also link to your blog from social networking sites such as facebook or twitter. You can setup a free blog on WordPress (www.wordpress.com).

Flickr
Upload photos to flickr to tell the story of your fundraising and challenge, and invite comment from friends, family and other users of the site (www.flickr.com).

YouTube
There's nothing like a bit of viral marketing to raise awareness of your campaign! Uploading your fundraising antics to YouTube can be the source of much hilarity and therefore a great way to get supporters beyond your traditional circle of family and friends (www.youtube.com).

Sell something on eBay
Have a clear out and fundraise at the same time by selling for charity on eBay. By selecting ‘Advanced sell’ you're able to select a charity to support and the percentage of your final selling price that you'd like to donate (www.ebay.co.uk).

Have fun!
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