Get started on your fundraising journey!
Use these handy hints to help you step up!
Upload a profile picture
Upload a profile image so that people can find you on the website and see who they are supporting. Tell your story, update the blog regularly and share your enthusiasm and passion for restoring sight.
Lead the way and sponsor yourself
Once you're underway, your friends and family will be encouraged to follow and make their donations to help reach your goal. Once you have achieved your goal, you do have the option to increase it! As long as there's a goal to aim for, people will give. Simply log-in and update your goal.
Use your resources!
Download our Sydney Harbour Hike resources from our resources page, and add them to your emails, social posts, and more to get the word out about your challenge!
Ask and you shall receive
Ask everyone you know to support your efforts to restore sight. Log in to your fundraising account, go to 'My Fundraising', then 'Get Support'.
We’ve done most of the work for you – select one of our email templates and send it to your own email address where you can personalise, before forwarding to your contacts.
Remember - if you don’t ask, people won't know. If you tell people about your efforts, they will likely want to support your challenge and donate. You may be surprised who will support your challenge to help restore sight to needlessly blind people.
And don’t forget to thank your supporters for their donations!
Make a pledge!
A great way to get support for your challenge is to make a pledge to do something fun when you reach a fundraising target!
For example, you could pledge to complete the hike dressed up as a superhero after reaching your fundraising target!
Social media is key!
Facebook is the perfect platform for fundraising. People who use social media raise on average twice as much as other fundraisers!
Share your fundraising page on all your social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to maximise your donations.
Send a personal message to your friends explaining your reasons to help needlessly blind people and ask for their support.
How about a Fundraiser Event?
BBQ, Workplace fundraiser, Company match giving - these are only a few of many options to help with fundraising.
- Click here for BBQ tips and tricks
- Involving your work colleagues with an event is a great way to raise money! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- And remember many employers support their employees’ charitable efforts through their matched-giving program. All you have to do is ask! Check here for more info
There are plenty more options:
Why are trivia nights so popular? Because they work! Get your friends, family and work colleagues together and have fun with fundraising.
Host a Lunch, Brunch or Dinner and enjoy a great meal with friends and families? Charge an amount to cover food, drink and a donation towards your fundraising.
A Movie Night night may be all you need to reach your fundraising goal. Enjoy a great night out with friends and family and restore sight at the same time.
How about a Raffle? Incorporated a small raffle or auction into your fundraising events! It’s a great way to increase your fundraising.
Send us an email or call us for more details, ideas and tips - we are here to help and make your fundraising simply, easy and fun!