JustGiving's Fundraising Top Tips
Check out some Top Tips to set you up for success witrh your fundraising. These tips and ways to share your page have been taken from JustGiving's guidance on how to boost your fundraising.
Add some photos
Fundraisers with pictures or videos on their page raise 13% more per photo. Take a selfie on your next training run and upload it to your page.
People are much more likely to support you if you're supporting yourself and your fundraising page has already received a donation. In fact, those who self-donate raise on average 84% more than those who don't.
Connect your fitness app
Did you know you can link your Strava account to your fundraising page? This could lead to raising 111% more. Strava will post automatic updates on your fundraising page, so supporters can see that you are training.
Your Reason For Running
Sharing what taking on the LLHM means to you will help your friends and family understand why it's really important to you. It doesn't need to be long and complicated. Think about your goal, your motivations, and what it would mean to you to reach your goal.
Share, Share, Share
Making a direct ask to someone can be difficult, but it's really worthwhile. Those closest to you are much more likely to support and care about you and your fundraising. There's lots of ways to share your page, find out about more of these at the bottom of the page.
Thank your supporters
On average 20% of donations come in once the event is over. Thanking your supports shows how appreciative you are of their support and may even encourage them to donate again.
Ways to share your page
Facebook is a great place to reach all you friends and family. You can ask them to share your posts as well, and increase your reach.
Twitter is brilliant for directly targetting specific people. You can reach out to Celebs/Influencers and ask them to retweet your tweets.
Pictures can say 1000 words. Take a photo, or share a memory and ask for donations. Include a link to your page in your bio.
WhatsApp and text messages are the best place to ask your really close friends and family for support.
Have you told your work colleagues that your taking on the LLHM? If you're not sending a sponsorship form around your office, then post on your LinkedIn with a link to your page.
Snapchat is great for video and image content, and can be a good alternative to WhatsApp for reaching out to friends.