Easy Ways to Raise Sponsorship
If you decide to organise or take part in a sponsored event there are lots of easy ways to increase your donations. From setting up an online JustGiving page to texting a donation from your mobile, we have listed below the most effective and easiest ways to generate sponsorship when fundraising for Deafblind UK.
A personal fundraising page on JustGiving.com will save you time and effort when collecting sponsorship money from friends and family – and it’s not as hard as you may think.
JustGiving allows people to donate securely and tax-efficiently on your webpage by credit or debit card. The money is sent directly to our bank account, saving you time and effort trying to collect cash or cheques later.
Using this website also helps to reduce our administration costs, ensuring more of your money goes straight to those people who need it the most. JustGiving will reclaim the 25% tax on every pound donated by UK taxpayers in the Gift Aid scheme, so your gift goes even further.
Once your page is up and running, you will have a unique JustGiving web address and link. You can email this to your friends, family, contacts and work colleagues and ask them to sponsor you online. It is a free service that is quick, simple and easy to use for everyone. Once your page is set up you will have more time to spend on training or organising your event and need to spend less time collecting money.
Create your own JustGiving Page
If you have either signed up to participate in one of our events, or have planned your own fundraising event in aid of Deafblind UK, then please click on the link below in order to set up your very own JustGiving page. Follow the instructions and you will have your page set up in no time.
To see a sample JustGiving page go to: http://www.justgiving.com/robzipbrown
Alternatively, you can set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving. Find out more by clicking here.
Free JustGiving app for Iphone
Keep up to date with your JustGiving page on the go. Apple has created an iPhone app which allows you to track and edit your JustGiving page wherever you are. Click here to find out more
Giving on Facebook
Add the Giving Facebook app called ‘mGive’ to your Facebook profile. Browse through the list of charities and select Deafblind UK to start fundraising.
Just Text giving
JustGiving has created a JustTextGiving service which allows anyone with a mobile phone to donate to your fundraising event via text message. Your sponsors can donate from as little as £1 and send as many text messages as they like. The donation is collected through their mobile phone bill and the entire amount goes straight to the charity.
Click here to find out how to create your JustTextGiving Code.
It is free and simple to set up. Check out the video below for more information.