5 tips to help boost your fundraising

Want to give your fundraising a bit of a boost? We know it can be hard to ask for donations. These ideas will help.

You’ve sent emails, shared on social, asked your colleagues, but now you need some new ways to boost your fundraising. Here are some ideas.

1. Organise a sweepstake

A sweepstake is a really easy way to add a bit of competitive fun to your fundraising. As you’re taking on the Dragon Ride why not ask people to make a donation to guess your finish time. Or you could get people guessing in other ways. Something simple, like how many sweets in a jar.

2. Host a bake sale

Who can resist cake? Not us, that’s for sure! A bake sale is a sure fire way to give your fundraising a boost. And if baking is not your thing, ask around. We guarantee you’ve got at least one friend who’s a secret Mary Berry in the making.

3. Reach out to local businesses

Chat to businesses in your area and see if they’d be willing to help. Would your neighbourhood coffee shop be willing to put a collection tin on the counter? Maybe your friendly pub landlord would let you host a pub quiz? Could a local business owner donate something for you to raffle?

4. Contact your local media

Fancy becoming a local celeb? Reach out to newspapers and radio stations in your area and see if they are willing to get behind your fundraising. You might find yourself a front page or drivetime star.

5. Get crafty

Do you have a creative side? You could be an avid knitter, a keen painter or a pottery pro? Whatever your skill, see if people are willing to donate in exchange for your creations. Or you could ask people to suggest something for you to make or paint? High level artistic skills = masterpieces. Low level artistic skills = absolute hilarity.