Fundraising practically makes you a superhero. Your team will have already chosen to raise funds for vital equipment, life changing services, or ground breaking research. Or perhaps you decided to leave it to the experts to spend it in the area that needs funds the most. But then the big question hits... how will I do this?
Get your fingers running across your keyboard and tell your friends and family members all about what you are doing. Family and friends can easily help by sponsoring you, so make sure you send them an email with a link to your page to make it easy. Did you know that it only takes fundraisers on average 5 donations to reach their target?
Share all your progress on social media. Don't forget to share photos, stories, videos, stats and stories. You've entered into this challenge for a reason so make sure you are letting your friends know how you are tracking along and what an easy way to do it. You will find friends who want to support who you may never have expected to! You might even get yourself a fan following.
Give your colleagues extra inspiration to donate to you. The guys at NetApp in Australia did exactly that when they promised their work mates if they hit their fundraising target, team 'Gone Fishing' would head off and around the city centre in gorilla suits. All the teams wanted to raise funds for a great cause but were also keen to get as many people involved and up from behind their desks. Who doesn't want to see their Director walking around in a gorilla suit? On top of this challenge, the teams used Facebook, Twitter, Emails and had offered home baked cakes to get everyone excited.