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QLD's Premier Ride for Transplant Research

Sunday 11 March 2018

Sunday 11 March 2018

Fundraising Tips

 

Now you've got the cycling part down, let's get onto the giving!

With every single dollar you raise in Cycle of Giving 2018 going straight to organ transplant research, the impact you are making as a fundraiser is huge. And as this ride ain’t no easy feat, it’s prime bragging material—so why not have some fun and spruik up your fundraising tactics? Let’s get you started…

 

Email, email, email

Are your family and friends your biggest fans? How about the colleague that can’t escape you at the water cooler? These are prime candidates for your support crew! Why not send them an email with a link to your page (to make it easy) and a bit about the great cause. You will be on your way to your fundraising goal in no time!

 

Work your social media

Share how far you are cycling and why you’re doing it on social media. And as you train, keep your followers updated with photos, stories and videos of the efforts you’re putting in, and you’ll be surprised how much they’ll want to support you. But remember—you have to actually ASK! So make sure you say (write?) the words, and always include a link to your donation page to make it as easy as possible. And by the time the day of the cycle rolls round, no doubt you will have a cheer squad ready to go at the finish line both in person and online!

 

Get creative

The best ideas are the ones that get others involved and are a little left of centre! So why not host an event and invite your friends along? Offer to cook your friends dinner in exchange for a small donation (or if you’re a terrible cook, offer not to!) have a garage sale, or sell cupcakes at work to raise money. There’s no limit to what you can do, so be creative!
Pledges based on reaching your fundraising goal also work for the more competitive in your group (we all have them). This can be anything from wearing your bike socks to work (or your full lycra outfit if you’re especially daring), performing a karaoke number during an allstaffer, or even offering to wash the car of the person who gets you across the line. Get creative and have fun.

 

Follow up.

If you’ve already sent an email to a loved one, life gets busy and it could have just slipped their mind to donate. So why not follow up with a phone call or chat to them next time you see them? There's nothing like the personal touch (and we all know it’s more difficult to say no in person! #hottip).

 

Aim high.

Once fundraising starts to trickle in, you may realise that you’re on track to raise reach your fundraising target early. Well, that ain’t no bad thing! You can easily increase it in your personal Cycle of Giving dashboard and it would be best to do this to make sure your donors keep pushing that donation amount up!
 

Tell your colleagues.

Feel free to download this A3 poster for the office!