Welcome to ISRA UK’s Fundraising Guide. Use it to help you reach your target and raise that much needed life changing cash.
There are ideas which are quick and easy and will hopefully keep you busy whilst putting some fun into fundraising.
So let’s start!!
Remember to make it enjoyable. Make friends, while meeting new people, get fit and feel good knowing you are making a difference.
Creativity, planning and having fun are the secrets to fundraising success. Start by thinking who you know, what you enjoy doing and who can help you.
Break down the total amount into smaller chunks and make a plan. Try to achieve one target at a time.
Ask family and friends to sponsor you, they are normally the ones who offer the most support & encouragement.
Ask Neighbours’, they are always willing to help out, and you may well get to know them better as well.
You Can Do It!
Once you set your mind to it, it’s amazing what you can achieve. Hundreds of people have reached and even exceeded their fundraising targets…and you can too. Here are some tips and advice.
£200 Get your school or college to support you by allowing a collection or non-uniform day or organise a 5-a-side football match
£150 Team up with friends for a charity box collection at local mosque, shops, neighbours, (remember to get permission first)
£100 Ask Local business men to support you, maybe they will let you do a charity car wash on their premises etc.
£75 Sponsorship from family & friends,
£50 EBay unwanted items or take them to a car boot-get family & friends to have a clear out too
£25 Five family, friends or colleagues raise £5 each on your behalf
£15 Bring a pound to work day. Simply ask all your colleagues to bring just a pound to work in aid of charity.
£10 Garage or table top sales
£5 Collect any small change you lying about and ask others. Bake a cake and sell at work
Set Up Your Online Fundraising Page:
Create an on-line fundraising page and start collecting sponsorship in minutes.
We recommend Just Giving or Facebook
Points to Remember
Don’t be afraid to ask everyone you know – friends, family, workmates, members of the sports team you play for, old school friends, your hairdresser. Remember – if you don’t ask, you don’t get! When you set up your online fundraising page or start your sponsor form try to set an example by beginning with a large sponsor – hopefully, other people will follow suit.
Always add a target to your sponsorship page/form – and adjust it when you get closer!
Never be afraid to ask people to sponsor you – ISRA UK relies on people like you to continue their excellent work. Most people will give to charity but only when asked.
Explain what you are raising money for, so people know where their money goes – carry a leaflet from the charity with you.
Take a sponsor form everywhere and tell everyone about your online fundraising page; you never know when you may bump into a potential sponsor.
Ask a Mosque or shop if you can leave a sealed charity collection box for people to donate their change.
If people cannot afford to donate money they may be willing to donate their time and energy. Perhaps they could help you plan an event?
Social media is a great way to get your story, and your fundraising page, to a much wider audience…
Update your Facebook status with your online fundraising page link so all of your friends see it in their News Feeds. For an extra push, post your link on their walls.
Ask friends to ‘donate’ their status update to you. Via their statuses, you can reach people you might not know.
Fundraising on Twitter
It’s a good idea to ask people to sponsor you with a personal message like an email, but Twitter is a great way to send out updates and reminders.
Use Twitter to share your on-line fundraising page – write what you’re doing and why people should sponsor you.
Ask your followers to retweet your link – so it reaches their followers too.
Fundraising on YouTube
Use YouTube to keep a video diary of your fundraising or make a film telling people why they should sponsor you. YouTube is a fun way to promote your fundraising and keep people interested in what you’re doing.
Fundraising with Blogs
Your challenge event is exciting, interesting and newsworthy so start a blog about it. Blogs are a great way to share your photos, videos and tweets in one place, keeping your supporters up-to-date
PAY IN YOUR CASH
Well done! You have done your bit to help build a future for families around the world.
Now all you have to do is pay your money. The easiest way is to bring it to the office @ 354 Stratford Road B11 4AA
Or you can pay it online or pay in at your bank – Visit to www.israuk.org for details
Or to pay by cheque please send to:
Birmingham B11 1QP
Please make cheques payable to ISRA UK- and write ‘Walk 2018’on the back of the cheque.
Thank you for Supporting ISRA UK