GoFundraise | Online Fundraising


Fundraising can be easy and fun once you find a good idea that works within your office or social
circle's interests. Here are some basic, low cost fundraising ideas to get started.

Five Easy Steps

  • Fundraising Page: set up your personal fundraising page by clicking here, and following the
    prompts, (see below GoFundraise video tutorials for detailed instructions).

 

  • Host a Fundraising Event: with all proceeds going towards Telco Together. For example;
    • Sausage sizzle (at work, local sports club or home)
    • Trivia night
    • Garage sale

 

  • Social Media Promotion: Use email, Facebook, Twitter and Linked In to promote your
    event. Post regular updates about your preparations and progress,
    (remember to always include a link to your fundraising page).

 

  • Fundraise at Work: Click here to download some office fundraising ideas.

 

  • Email Signature: Add a one-liner about your charity challenge to your work and/or personal email signature, including a link to your fundraising page.


Tips for Success
 

  • Set a monthly target to help make reaching your target manageable.
  • Keep fun at the forefront of all fundraising ideas and get creative.
  • Think about how to incorporate a fundraising aspect into it activities you enjoy. If you love to bake, consider a bake sale. If tennis is your thing, create a Round Robin tournament.
  • Set high goals – shoot for the stars and land on the moon – it doesn’t matter if you don’t quite make it.
  • Prove your commitment by starting with a donation to yourself.
  • A gold coin donation box in a prominent location is easy to set up & works well over time.
  • Consider asking a local business or employer to match donations you raise.
  • Remind potential sponsors that all donations over $2 are tax deductible!
  • Post regular updates on social media about your event preparations, fundraising progress & cause supported, so that supporters are engaged & feel a part of your challenge.
  • Tell people that 100% of funds raised will go directly to charities and their donation will support causes including homelessness, mental health, social inclusion and remote Indigenous communities of Australia.
  • Send out reminders – most of us are busy and will forget about your cause, so make sure to send polite reminders as you approach the event deadline.

 

Contact the Telco Together team if you need help coming up with ideas: help@telcotogether.org.au


FUNDRAISING HELP

5 minute guide to getting started

3 simple tips to start fundraising

Promoting your page to social networks
 

How to use Facebook Connect

How to join a Team Page

How to edit and Manage a Team Page