Fundraising Tips

Need a great fundraising idea?

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Are you someone who likes to shave your head or challenge yourself to run a marathon? What about celebrating your birthday or wedding and asking your friends for a gift of sight instead of presents? Check out all the options here 

Have your own idea? Then simply get started and create your personal fundraising page!

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Once you know your fundraising idea, create your fundraiser page by clicking the Get Started button at the top of this page.

Customise your profile page

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Upload a profile image so that people can see who they are supporting. Tell your story, update the blog regularly and share your enthusiasm and passion for restoring sight.

Be the first to sponsor yourself

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Lead the way and sponsor yourself. Once you're underway, your friends and family will be encouraged to follow and make donations to help reach your goal. 

Ask and you will receive

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Ask everyone you know to support your efforts to restore sight. Log in to your fundraising account, go to 'My Fundraising', then 'Get Support'. There you find email templates which you can send to your own email address and then personalise, before forwarding to your contacts.

Promote your fundraising by displaying a poster in a 'high traffic' zone. Print posters and place the poster on the pantry fridge or noticeboard at your work.

Remember - if you don’t ask, people won't know about your fundraising and you won’t receive. You may be surprised who will support you and are keen to help restore sight to needlessly blind people.

And don’t forget to thank your supporters for their donation!

Social Media is Key

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Facebook is the perfect platform to let your friends know about your fundraising. People who use social media raise, on average, twice as much as other fundraisers!

Share your fundraising page on all your social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to maximise your donations.

Send a personal message to your friends explaining your reasons to help needlessly blind people and ask for their support.

Click here for social media images 

Put up a poster

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Put up a poster at your office, local coffee shop, gym or clubhouse and let everyone know about your fundraising event. Click here for posters

Fundraise at work

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Host a fundraising event at your workplace, like blindfold lunch is a great way to raise money. Don’t hold back on being creative and making it fun! Also make sure to ask your HR or CSR team if they offer matched-giving donations, double up the fundraising amount.

Corporate Matched Giving

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Many employers support their employees’ charitable efforts through their matched-giving program. Even if an employer does not have a matched-giving program, they may still be willing to support your challenge and make a donation. All you have to do is ask!