Eight ways to boost your fundraising pot

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Eight ways to boost your fundraising pot

Here are some tips to maximising the amount of money you raise for this year’s Concern Fast.

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Make a list

Make a list of all your potential fundraising sources: friends, family, work colleagues, local schools, pubs, clubs etc. You’d be surprised at the amount of people willing to support your fundraising for Concern.

Set the pace

Don’t send your fundraising request to everyone initially. First approach the people who’re most likely to give you the most. This starts your fundraising page off well and suggests an amount for sponsorship to subsequent donors.  

Spread the word

Don’t be shy in telling people about your event and, more importantly, why you are doing it. You are supporting a wonderful cause in Concern Worldwide. Let everybody know that.

Use social media to fundraise

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram – whatever channels you use, use them all to spread the word about what you’re doing. You might find you’re sponsored by people you haven’t heard from in years!

Take part as a group

Encourage friends or family members to take part in the Fast with you and sign up as a group. There’s strength in numbers – this will give you a wider pool of people to fundraise from.

Get a sponsorship card

The old ways are sometimes the best. If you drop us a mail, we can send you an old-style hard copy sponsorship card to use for people who just don’t go online. You could be missing out on a fortune otherwise.

Organise an event

Why not organise an event like a pub quiz or a coffee morning to highlight your participation in the Fast. It’s a bit more work, but that face-to-face contact might make people much more inclined to sponsor you.

Be loud and proud

Enjoy yourself! Fundraising for Concern, and the work that we do, is a noble endeavour. You should be proud of what you are doing. Let people know this.

Thank you

Thank you so much for taking part in this year's Concern Fast. It's our biggest annual fundraiser and provides much-needed funds for our life-changing work in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. If you have any questions at all, we're here to help - don't hesitate to contact us.

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