Fundraising Tips

Want to learn how to get started on your fundraising journey?

Or learn how to take your fundraising progress to the next level?

Here some handy tips to help you step up!

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Join Our Fred’s Big Run Facebook Community

JOIN THE TEAM NOW - Get really involved and share your experience with the Fred's Big Run community! Discuss training and running tips, get fundraising ideas plus share your photos.  See how everyone else is going with their challenge and support each other through it too!

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Upload a profile image

Upload a profile image  it will help your donors to find you easier on the website. Make sure you tell your story, update the blog regularly and share your enthusiasm and passion for restoring sight.

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Lead the way and sponsor yourself

People who make a generous donation to themselves raise more! Your friends and family will be encouraged to follow and match your donations to help you reach your goal. Make sure you update your goal each time you achieved your target. As long as there's a goal to aim for, people will give you!

Make use of your resources!

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Download our Fred’s Big Run resources from our resources page, and add them to your emails, social posts and more to get the word out about your challenge!

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Ask and you will receive

Ask everyone you know to support your efforts to restore sight. 

We’ve done most of the work for you - simple log in to your fundraising account, go to 'My Fundraising', then 'Get Support'.

Here you can select one of our email templates and send to your own email address, where you can personalise the content before forwarding to your network

If you don’t ask, people won't know. Tell your network of friends and family about your efforts to run/walk 50km or more in August, and they will want to support your challenge and donate. 

And don’t forget to thank your supporters for their donation!

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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. Read our FAQs on Facebook Fundraising.

Send a personal message to your friends explaining your reasons to help needlessly blind people and ask for their support.

Social media resources

Sample Social post: “I’ve started a new challenge! Fred’s Big Run is a virtual challenge to walk or run 50km or more during the month of August. I’m running Xkm and fundraising for The Fred Hollows Foundation to restore sight to needlessly blind people. Help me carry on Fred’s vision by supporting my run. Every bit helps! Just $25 can restore sight.”