Create your fundraising page and make it personal (and powerful). Say why you’re taking part and upload an eye-catching photo. Pages with personal photos raise twice the amount! Don’t forget to set a target.
Be ambitious. You can change your target at any time and people love to feel they’re helping you reach a goal, so give them one. Inject a little humour as well as a heartfelt plea. Aim to make your readers laugh and cry before they hit that all important ‘donate’ button!
Be a trailblazer and make the first donation to your page. By donating first you’ll show the world you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is. It’s also a great opportunity to influence people who arrive on your page and choosing how much to give. Often people are looking for guidance – a higher first donation sets an expectation and could motivate them to give generously. We know that people who donate to their own page raise significantly more than those who don’t and it also helps you feel confident in asking others to do it! It’s a win-win.
We’ll be sending you a welcome email in the next few working days, introducing you to our fundraising challenge cheerleaders – Lu and Eve. Any questions or concerns you have can be directed their way (as well as happy thoughts). We’ll help you reach your fundraising target with confidence as well as making sure you get the most out of your Firewalking experience. We hope you’ll feel part of a vibrant, powerful team of people bringing some good into the world when it needs it the most. Good luck!