Top tips for getting sponsored when you're taking on a challenge
1 Set up an online fundraising page
It’s quick and easy to set up an online fundraising page with JustGiving so you can raise money for Action on Hearing Loss. JustGiving clearly explains how to do this in a step-by-step guide.
Make sure your page explains why you’re taking on a challenge to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss, and what it means to you. If people know why you’re taking on a challenge, they’re more likely to sponsor you!
JustGiving has put together some top story writing tips.
Is there anything you can do to stand out from the fundraising crowd? Would wearing a fancy-dress outfit during the challenge (if it's safe) be a fun way to get more support?
2 Aim high with your fundraising goal
Having a target gives you and your supporters something to aim for. Not only that, JustGiving says that pages with a target raise 46% more.
3 Let the world know
Don’t be afraid to share your fundraising page on social media and talk about your amazing efforts. You’re doing a great thing, don’t be shy!
Don’t forget about email either – you’ll have friends, colleagues and neighbours who won’t see your social posts but who’d love to support you.
4 Post regular updates
If you’re training for a challenge, your supporters will enjoy following your progress. Let them know how you’re doing with regular updates on your fundraising page.
You might also inspire others to sponsor if you share some photo updates on social media. Include any training milestones reached – and how you feel!
5 Get creative with your fundraising
If you’re trying to hit a big target, a few smaller fundraising events in the build up can help you get there – sell raffle tickets, have a bake sale or hold a pub quiz. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out our A–Z of fun ideas. Ask your employer if they can offer any support – every little helps!