Charity fundraising top tips

Where to start

If you're interested in raising money for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, start by brainstorming fundraising ideas that align with your interests and skills. You could organize a charity event, take on a personal challenge, or set up a fundraising page and encourage friends and family to donate.

How to collect donations

Start your fundraising as early as possible to ensure you can reach your target! Friends and family are a great place to start and more often than not, they are willing to go the extra mile to help, whether this be financially or offering their time. The generous donations can then set the benchmark for others who may be willing to offer just as much. Family members also act as a gateway to new contacts in other workplaces and social groups, just don’t be afraid of asking for their support. If you’d like to reach out to even more people, we have ready-made template press releases that you can use and send off to your local press. Just fill in your event or fundraiser details and away you go.

Writing your fundraising page: use a personal touch

When writing your page, keep in mind your intentions for wishing to donate. Use any personal stories and reach out to your audience. Providing a picture is also key and speaks a thousand more words than simply using a sponsorship form. You can also make your own fundraising materials using our Online Toolkit to create beautifully designed posters, flyers and invitations that are bound to stand out from the crowd and get your event noticed!

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    Write about yourself

    Adding information about yourself and charity you are supporting helps raise donations by 65%.

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    Add a target

    Adding a fundraising target shows your supporters an aim that you are working towards, and these pages can raise 17% more.

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    Photos and videos

    Embed photos and videos into your page to make your fundraising page stand out.

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    Share everywhere!

    Share your page on every platform you can think of, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Email the more the better!

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    Add a logo

    Add a logo and use the charity colours to show who you are raising money for.

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    Host your own events

    You don’t have to just rely on your fundraising page. Why not host your own fundraising event like a quiz, bake sale, bingo or a coffee morn

Get your fundraising materials

However you're supporting Rainbow Trust, take advantage of our fundraising resources. You can download posters, sponsorship forms, bunting, as well as purchase t-shirts and rainbow hair! Download what you need from our website or contact our team if you're looking for anything else!

Around the workplace

Simplicity can go a long way, so why not add your online giving link to your email signature, share it on your intranet and email colleagues asking if they can sponsor you or even ask your employer to match the donations? Posters are also an effective way of attracting attention throughout the office or on noticeboards. Make sure to include a picture of yourself, some information about your fundraising event and include a link for your online giving page and if you’re struggling for ideas, we’re always at hand to help!

Share on social media

We encourage you to share your fundraising page on all social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and keep friends and family involved with a blog on your page, updating your achievements as you go along and adding to the personal touch.

Don't stop there! Keep sharing after the event

Did you know that up to 20% of donations come in after the event? In order to keep excitement all round, take pre and post event photos and videos and share them on your page and other social media and above all…don’t forget to share your online giving link!

Find out more about fundraising for Rainbow Trust