How to become an Activist for Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice
So you are all excited about Hospice, you have passion and are committed, but where do you start?
There is no end in being creative when it comes to raising funds. Pledge your birthday (asking for donations instead of gifts) , part take in cycle races, half marathons, motorsport, hiking and etc. and if all else fails be a fundraiser. Use your network of friends, family and colleagues for the cause you believe in.
Signing up to be an activist takes less than 2 minutes on GivenGain. GivenGain provides a platform for organisation to run better fundraising operations to help build and manage relationships.
6 TIPS FOR SUCESSFUL ACTIVIST FUNDRAISING:
- TELL YOUR STORY.
Communication is key and passion is power. Tell your visitors why you are fundraising and what direct positive effect their support will have. Better yet, to add a YouTube video.
- CHALLENGE YOURSELF.
Projects that are wacky, fund, entertaining and include an element of daring are always more successful when fundraising. How far would you go for a donation?
- SHARE YOUR PROJECT LINK.
Have you informed your friends, family and colleagues? Spread the word about your project through personal emails, word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter and blog. Always include a link to your project page.
- THANK YOUR DONORS.
Keep your online donor community motivated by taking the time to thank each donor individually when a donation is made to your project. Donor appreciation often leads to more donations.
- PROVIDE REGULAR UPDATES AND KEEP ASKING.
Let your followers know how your fundraising project is doing whether it is about preparing for a race or having reached an important milestone. Always include and ask in your update.
- MOBILISE YOUR NETWORK.
As the saying goes, “1 plus 1 equals 11”. Maximise the visibility of your project by asking your network to campaign on your behalf and also spread the word about it!
Click here to download the GivenGain Activist Fundraising Guide.