- Fundraising Events
- Ways to donate
- Fundraising Pack
- Leaving a Legacy
- i-can appeal
Summary: When seeking funds or support from your employer:
Before you ask for money, firstly find out what is your company’s policy with regard to support for charities
- Does it take on only one charity a year?
- Does it have a charity committee?
- Does it have a fixed amount that it gives to charities based on the merit of applications by charities?
- Does it give preference to applications for funds that are either supported by staff or presented by staff?
- Does it have a preference for a particular type of charity e.g. local, children’s, environmental etc? Find out the guidelines.
- Does it match funds that staff members raise in support of charity?
- Does it donate goods in kind rather than money?
Most employers, big or small, will have a policy (even if informal), find out what the policy is first, as it will tell you what opportunities there are for fundraising directly or indirectly within your company.
Raising money with support from your workmates
- Involve as many of your workmates as possible.
- Get baby/child photos of everyone and charge people to match the photos to the workers.
- Have a dress down / denim day …wear a hat day…etc
- Have a coffee morning, run a raffle, have a swear box/collection box.
- Have a book/video/CD sale – get everyone to bring in those unwanted gifts etc. Organise an area to hold the sale at work and everyone gains.
- Do a fundraising activity after work but target your workmates to attend; e.g. race night, pub quiz, fashion show.
- Sports activities are very popular, organise a football/tennis competition or marathon.
- Are your work skills marketable outside of the workplace? Can you give your time/services free to others on the understanding that they make a ‘donation’?