Tips and tricks to maximise your fundraising
1) Make a self-donation
Back yourself! By donating to your own page, you show others you are committed to the PCYC StarJump Challenge and that you care about the cause. This is the sure-fire way to get your tally off zero and build a bit of momentum. Plus, it helps set a benchmark for future donations. Did you know that by donating to yourself you are more likely to receive 2.5 times more donations from family and friends?
Ask your parents, friends, partner, family members, colleagues, neighbours, or sports teams. Remember that these people want to support you, they just need to be asked. So, give grandma a call. Flick a text to your dad. Call in the favour from the friend you dropped at the airport.
2) Update your fundraising page
It might surprise you to learn that the small act of updating your fundraising page to include a profile picture and a little about why you are supporting the challenge and what it means to you will have a huge impact on your overall fundraising. Why? Because if people see that you care, they are more likely to care too. So, head over to your fundraising page and give it a quick update before you share via social media or email. Make sure you update your fundraising target, too!
3) Share your page to socials
By sharing your fundraising page to socials, you not only show everyone that you will be fundraising, but you help shed light on the cause you are supporting. By sharing on your socials, you can inspire others to join in, or donate to you for your impressive effort!
Make sure to include a link in your posts to make it easier for people to donate, and use the hashtag #pcycstarjumpchallenge
Pop a link to your personal fundraising page in an email and send away.
Often asking can be the hardest part of fundraising, but it’s surprising how many people will come out to support you when you do. So put it out there and let everyone know about your fundraiser. By sharing your journey, you help bring attention to PCYC's critical work with young people. And for that we want to say a big THANK YOU.
5) Remind people
Even your best-intentioned friends and family may forget to donate! Don’t be afraid to remind them.
6) Thank people
After someone has donated to you, make sure you thank them. It sounds so simple, but it goes a long, long way to making them feel good about supporting you. And who knows? They might donate again or tell others to throw a few bucks your way. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, even sending a quick text or an email will do wonders.
7) Dollar Match
Many companies will match an employee’s fundraising or donation to a charity. Why not approach your HR Department or Corporate Social Responsibility Team and ask if they would be interested in setting up a matching program? Alternatively, ask them to support you by donating to PCYC! To learn more about how your company can benefit, get in touch with us.
8) Win prizes!
We know that fundraising requires a bit of motivation, so we’ve got a little incentive to encourage you in your efforts. Our awesome supporting partners have donated some seriously amazing prizes for you to win!
Resources to Raise and Shine
We’ve pulled together these resources to help you reach your fundraising target.
The more you raise, the more young people will benefit from PCYC’s mental well-being program across NSW. We hope you find them helpful.