It’s never been simpler to set up, run and collect donations from a fundraiser. Whether you’re seeking sponsorship from friends and colleagues, or holding a sale or event, the following pointers should help you to get started. If you have any further questions about fundraising for Wild at Heart Foundation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
1. Setting up your fundraiser
Wild at Heart Foundation are registered across all major fundraising providers, including: JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, and PayPal.
You can also start a fundraiser directly within Facebook, a popular option for people who generously choose to ask for donations in place of birthday presents or other special occasions. Find out more about how to set up a fundraiser on Facebook.
Alternatively, you can run your fundraising campaign offline and donate the proceeds directly to us once completed. See below for more information about how to process cash / offline donations.
2. Collecting donations
It’s easier than ever to ask for donations for your fundraiser. Social media provides a quick, easy and engaging way to share the link to your fundraising page. Try to share the story of why you’re doing what you’re doing, why you’ve chosen to support Wild at Heart Foundation, and any other details that will help people to connect with your personal challenge; we all love a story! Make sure to tag us in your posts and stories and we’ll do our best to share.
If you’re holding a local event, raffle or sale, simple flyers can be a great way to spread the message. Often local businesses are happy to help promote on your behalf, and schools / places of work are a great place to get the word out.
3. Encouraging people to take part
The key to a successful fundraiser is promotion. Be sure to tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your plans – email details of your fundraiser and share on social media to encourage people to sponsor you or attend your event.
If you’re holding an event or physical fundraiser, consider advertising and promoting locally through flyers and Facebook groups. Local pubs and shops might be happy to promote on your behalf, and may even donate raffle prizes or free drinks if you ask.
We want to hear from you! Tag us in any of your Facebook or Instagram posts and we’ll do our best to share your efforts on our channels.
4. Processing cash / offline donations
If you’ve collected cash donations or proceeds from a raffle, sale or event, you can send these to Wild at Heart Foundation in a number of ways. The easiest is to bank it yourself, and then send us a donation via our website for the same amount. You can also send via cheque or bank transfer.
Full details of our address and online banking details can be found here.
If you’re running an online fundraiser and would like to add cash donations to your overall personal fundraising meter, you can bank the cash in your own personal account and then add a donation to your own fundraising page. Find out more information on how to do this on JustGiving (same process applies for all major fundraising platforms).