FUNDRAISING PRIZE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
Highest Individual Fundraisers
Highest Fundraising Team
|St George/Sutherland Support Group
|Walking for my sister Cristy
|Lewis and the Lewy Bodies
Fundraisers who raised $100 or more:
Bendigo Bank Prize - Sharyn Crockett
Samsung Tablet Prize - Amy Budden
On behalf of the people with Parkinson's, their families and carers ... thank you!
|The Highest Individual Fundraiser will win a 5 night stay for 2 people at the beautiful Tamar Valley Resort in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania, including flights to the value of $500.
Tamar Valley Resort boasts World Class facilities in arguably Tasmania’s most exclusive and exotic suburb. The resort is set over 150 acres amid numerous lakes with breathtaking Mountain views and fosters an engaging timeless ambience rarely found.
|The Highest Fundraising Team will win a voucher from our sponsor, Outback Steakhouse, to the value of $200.
|A prize for all fundraisers! For every $100 that is raised by an individual via online or offline fundraising, you will receive a ticket in the draw to win one of two fantastic prizes. So, for example, if you raise $500 you will receive 5 tickets in the draw!
1st - Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Bendigo Bank, you will win a free Financial Plan and Implementation up to the value of $1,500.
2nd - A Samsung Galaxy 10" 32GB 3G Tablet.
*an individual cannot win more than one prize offered during the 2013 Unity Walk and Run
Remember to set up your online fundraising page when you register to Walk or Run!
Where the money goes
All monies raised will go towards providing vital care and support services for people living with Parkinson’s, their family, carers and loved ones. It will also be used to fund ongoing research into the Parkinson’s condition. Parkinson’s NSW relies heavily on the generosity of donors and volunteers for our day-to-day client services and operations.
FUNDRAISING CLOSES AT 4PM, MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2013
How to Fundraise
Imagination and planning are the key factors to a successful fundraising campaign
- How to effectively fundraise
- What more I can do?
- How your workplace can get involved
- How your family and friends can assist you
. How to effectively fundraise
Regularly communicate with your social network Provide updates on your efforts to keep them engaged: A newsletter is a good way to keep your friends, family and colleagues involved in what you are doing for charity.
Sections you can include:
- What I did this week
- Current fundraising total and fundraising target
- The link to your fundraising page
- Details of fundraising events
- Facts about your charity - Remember: you are not only fundraising, you are also spreading awareness about Parkinson's disease.
- Forward to a friend! Make the most of viral marketing and ask supporters to forward your email and let others know about your efforts.
- Update your Page - Update your page on a regular basis, this will allow your sponsors to go the distance with you. You can do this by changing your photo and editing your personal message on a weekly basis.
- Email signature - Add the link of your fundraising page to your email signature so others can learn about your fundraising drive.
What more I can do?
Local/Community Newspaper - Write to your local newspaper in the form of a press release. Remember journalists like to take exerpts, it is better to write in the third person. Tell your story, why you wanted to get involved, what you are in training for. Just remember to include your fundraising page link so you can receive donations!
Create a Flyer - You can use the same information as you have used for the email updates and simply print and stick them around your local area.
Donations instead of Gifts - This is a great one, and it is very easy to do. On your birthday party invitation (for example) just simply state, "no presents please donate to Parkinson's NSW" and add your GoFundraise link.
How your workplace can get involved:
Dollar Matching - Go to your employer or HR manager in person and request that they dollar match what you raise. Why not offer to display their company logo on your fundraising page?
Posters/Flyers- Put posters up around the office, letting people see what you are doing and let them know how they can support you.
BBQ Fundraiser - This is a great way for your employer to see how your actions contribute to your work team and would incline your workplace to show further support.
Work Newsletter - Similar to writing to your local newspapers, write to those who run the newsletters for work.
How your family and friends can assist you
Movie Night - Contact your local cinema to arrange a movie screening, charge a premium on the price. Contact GoFundraise at email@example.com to automate the ticketing for you.
Host a Night - This can be a dinner party, trivia night; it can be a few bands at a friend's bar. Contact GoFundraise at firstname.lastname@example.org to automate the ticketing for you. When you host a night, take lots of photos and include them in your newsletter or add them to your fundraising page.
Parkinson’s NSW is brimming with more top ideas and would love to help you achieve your fundraising goals. They can guide you through all aspects of fundraising as well as setting up your online fundraising pages. It's all very fast and simple.
They can also send out flyers and posters for you to distribute or use at your fundraising events. Should you require an offline fundraising/sponsorship form, please download it here.
Want more fundraising ideas? Click here for more inspiration.