Fundraising Tips

Tips for Successful Online Fundraising

Set-Up your page:

Self-donate– donate to your own page

  • You will raise 120% more than those who don’t
  • It shows your commitment and forms a benchmark for your donors to follow

Set a challenging but attainable fundraising goal

  • Remember you can always edit your goal at any stage to a higher or lower amount

Editing your fundraising story on iDonate will increase donations by 59%

  • It tells your donors why you’re taking on this challenge

Add a profile picture to raise up to 50% more

  • It personalises the page and lets everyone know it is you

Keep your page updated

Share your achievements with your donors on your iDonate page

  • A bare fundraising page makes you look uninterested

Link your Strava to your page

  • This will show your donors that you are working hard for your challenge

Add photos to keep your page active and display your progress

  • Those who already donated will enjoy seeing them and potential donors will gain an appreciation for your efforts

Top Tip: Use the social media integration to share your fitness updates

Thank your donors

It makes them feel valued

  • By thanking them your donor receives an email and has the chance to revisit your page

Top Tip: Thank your donor on social media and your mutual friends might feel compelled to donate

Ask for a donation

Share your page on social media to reach as many people as possible

  • Shared pages will raise 52% more within 1 hour

Send a personalised email or text to your family and friends

  • Email/Text will reach fewer people that social media but you will get a higher donation value

Keep your page active after the challenge

Donors will want to check in after you’ve completed the challenge so make sure to update your page then.

  • Make sure to update everyone on how it went. Upload photos and do a post to thank everyone who donated.

Top Tip: Share your page after you complete the event with your result & you might get even more donations