We know fundraising might seem a bit daunting, but don’t worry! We are here to support you every step of the way, and to provide you with tools and tips you’ll need to be as successful as possible.
Set up a JustGiving page
First and foremost, you’ll want to set up your JustGiving page! This is your online fundraising base, where anyone can make a donation to your personal fundraising efforts. Funds raised on JustGiving are transferred directly to Launchpad, so there’s no need to worry about bank transfers. You’ll also have your own link that you can share in emails and on social media to direct people to your page to make soliciting donations that much simpler!
If you’re holding an event that people will be attending and plan to use the Launchpad collection box or donation forms from your fundraising pack – it might still be worth setting up a JustGiving page for those who can’t make your fundraiser and still want to make a donation.
To set up your page, click the button below and depending on your activity – click ‘taking part in an event’ (for events such as Big Sleep Out) or ‘doing your own thing’ and fill in your details.
Getting the most out of your JustGiving fundraising page
Add a photo
Fundraisers who add a profile picture to their page tend to raise 15% more. Show your supporters who you are!
Add a fundraising story
An engaging story can make all the difference. Everyone’s reasons for fundraising are different, and this is your chance to let the world know why Launchpad matters so much to you. Whether you’ve personally benefited from our services, or feel strongly about the work we do for others in the community, let everyone know! It might even motivate them to become a fundraiser too.
Set a fundraising target
Target setters raise up to 46% more, so it’s a great way to kick-start your fundraising. Make your goal ambitious but achievable and let people know your progress as you go. Send updates when you hit milestones (such as ‘we’re 50% of the way there!’) to keep the momentum going.
Add a quick summary
Can you sum up what you’re doing and why in a few short sentences? This can be really helpful for sharing on social media to tell people at a glance why they should donate to your cause.