FUNDRAISING
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STEP UP YOUR FUNDRAISING

STEPtember can be completed by anyone, anywhere, with minimal risk to others. And best of all, you can still connect with your friends and collegues to reach your health and fundraising goals together. Find out how to maximise your donations this STEPtember – no matter where you choose to participate from.

Our fundraising experts have found that these simple fundraising tips can help you reach your goal faster*:

*More Impact Event Fundraising Study, 2019

SUGGEST A
DONATION AMOUNT

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i.e. Donate $50 to help kids with cerebral palsy.


+13% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

UPLOAD A PERSONAL PICTURE TO YOUR SUPPORT PAGE

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Time to get snapping! Adding a personal photograph to your fundraising page has been proven to boost donations.

+85% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

TELL PEOPLE HOW THEIR DONATION CAN HELP

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i.e. Your donation can help early diagnosis and treatment of CP in babies.

+55% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

REMIND PEOPLE

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Remind people when you see or talk to them to donate when you see them socially.

+31% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

EMAIL, MESSAGE OR POST

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Message everyone you can encouraging them to donate.
Not just everyone you think might be willing to.

+64% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

SHARE ON SOCIAL

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Make it easier for people to donate to you by posting your donation link in your social feeds.

+33% INCREASE IN DONATIONS

FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR INDIVIDUALS

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TRIVIA NIGHT

Organise a group video call and pick one person to be the host – the rest of you can be contestants. Each week you can pick a new host to brainstorm categories and questions. Other rules like time per question and how contestants can ‘buzz in’ with their answers can be determined by the players. Make a donation to join and, of course, you can always do it in real life instead.

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RUN CLUB

Smash your step count on the way to reaching your fundraising goals by mapping out some sage and scenic routes around you and charge a gold coin donation or donation to your fundraising page to join the squad.

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DINNER PARTY

Why eat alone when you can eat with friends. Whether it’s virtual or in real life, set up a dinner party and invite those joining to make a donation. And why not go big and make it a dress up party!

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MOVIE NIGHT

Roll out the red carpet for your friends with a movie night at your place. Don’t forget to stock up on drinks and snacks to swap for donations during the show!

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BAKE SALE

Hosting a bake sale is a great way to raise money. Gathering donations is made easier when you are offering something delicious. Why not partner up with a colleague and ask them to make something savoury while you do the sweet or vice versa?

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GARAGE SALE

Vintage fashion and antiques are all the rage. Find some items around the house that you’re willing to part with and host a garage sale for your local community or office or post a listing online to reach more people.

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DOG WALKING

If your neighbours, friends or family members own a dog, why not offer to take them on a daily walk during STEPtember? It’s an easy way to increase your step count and earn fundraising dollars at the same time.

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VIDEO GAME PARTY

Whether you choose to play online or on your friend’s couch, a video game party is a great way to raise funds and take the guilt out of your next gaming session. Simply charge a gold coin donation to join the team and start gaming for good this STEPtember!

FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR ORGANISATIONS

Challenge employees to share a photo or short video of their most creative STEPtember stepping activity with a company donation as the top prize.

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CAPTION CONTEST

Put the fun into fundraising with a weekly caption contest. Simply share a photo around your organisation and encourage everyone to submit their funniest caption with a gold coin entry fee or donation to the organisation fundraising page.

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BOOK CLUB

Are you more of a bookworm than a movie buff? Create a ‘by donation’ members-only book club and pick a title or two for you and your teammates to read and discuss during STEPtember.
E-books make it easy for everyone to participate no matter how close they live to a library or bookstore.

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LUNCH & LEARN

Whether you love to make your own bread or you’re a yoga instructor, share your talent by hosting a lunch and learn session, online or in real life, with a donation to your fundraising page to join.

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SUCCULENT SALE

Go green this STEPtember by encouraging everyone to pick out a succulent plant from their local home and garden store for a lunchtime sale: hosted either in person or online.

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CEO FOR A DAY

Run an internal challenge where the winner gets to actually BE the CEO for the day!

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LIVE AUCTION

Get your CEO to host an auction to sell off anything from an extra day's holiday to a parking spot for a week. You can do it at the office or via Facebook live.

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RETWEET FOR DONATIONS

If someone can get a retweet about their participation in STEPtember from a celebrity, even from the D-list, get your company to commit a big donation.

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SOCIAL SHOUT OUTS

Give your team members something to strive for by awarding each week’s top fundraiser with a shout out from your organisation’s social channels.

IN 2019 WE RAISED €65,000

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