Choose something that you like doing and that will be easy and fun for others to get involved. It can be as impressive as setting yourself a physical goal or as simple as a lolly guessing competition. Think about the resources and time you have available to you and what you’re willing to commit to. Remember that every fundraising effort helps. If you’re feeling stuck we’ve made a list of ideas, otherwise your only limit is your imagination.
Make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations surrounding fundraising particular to your state or territory. If you’re planning on holding an event like a gala you’ll need to check if you need insurance or local council permissions. If you want to hold a raffle, there are certain state-based regulations you have to follow.
Once you’ve decided on your fundraising activity and have checked the requirements for holding it in your state or territory, you’ll have to contact us with your Fundraising Proposal. We’ll review your proposal and if successful we will send you an Authority to Fundraise letter within two weeks. You won’t be able to start fundraising until you receive that letter from us.
An easy way to manage your fundraiser is by setting up a JustGiving page. You can personalise your page with pictures and your story to make it more engaging, and then copy the URL to link on social media and in emails. The donations will be sent directly to us so you won’t have to worry about handling money, and your supporters will receive a tax receipt immediately.
Once you’ve got everything set up you can start inviting people to come to your event or donate. Engage your network by emailing and sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to include a link to your fundraising page and ask people to share.