During the first week of May, Dementia UK encourages their supporters to invite friends, family and colleagues to come together over a cuppa and a slice of cake to raise vital funds for families affected by dementia.
All you have to do is source the cake, pop the kettle on and invite your friends and family over for a cup of tea (or coffee!)
Us Brits love a cuppa and a slice of cake along with a good old chinwag – So it’s no surprise that many charities have used this idea for their fundraising, including Macmillan and the NHS Big Tea.
Why does Tea and Cake make such a good fundraiser?
Well, as we’ve just said, us Brits love a cuppa, so it’s bound to be a success. Not only that, but it’s super easy for charities to suggest to their supporters, and just as easy for supporters to set up in their own homes or places of work.
You can take a tea and cake fundraiser anywhere! Who says no to a coffee and a slice of cake? And every penny raised goes to a fantastic cause.
This fundraiser works for all kinds of charitable causes – From big national charities, to community organisations and schools.
How can I use online tools at my Tea and Cake fundraiser?
Here at Donater we have a suite of fundraising tools specifically designed to make giving easier. Easier for the donor to make a donation, and easier for charitable organisations to receive that all-important fundraising. These tools could easily be utilised at a Tea and Cake fundraiser.
Our suite of online fundraising tools include:
- A dedicated online fundraising page, personalised to your charity or good cause. Supporters will immediately recognise your branding and thus, trust that they are in the right place to make a donation. Online fundraising pages are easy to share online via a handy link, and can be easily linked to your website with a ‘Donate Now’ button. Because they are so easy to share, they can be used alongside your fundraiser marketing – Newsletters, posters, emails, social media posts – The list goes on!
- QR codes. We’ve all become more accustomed to QR codes with the NHS Covid app, so you’ll know how quick and easy it is to scan one with your smartphone. QR codes can be just as handy for taking donations. All your supporter has to do is scan the QR code with their smartphone, and it will take them to an online donation page. Once there, they can choose to donate with a tap via Google Pay or Apple Pay, or pay with their bank details. QR codes are a great addition to any physical marketing about your event, such as posters or newsletters as well as transforming a traditional donation box into a mobile way of taking digital donations. Pop a handy QR code alongside your cakes and donors can make their donation before they’ve even swallowed their first bite.
- NFC Tags. Our NFC tags take the above QR code concept a step further, and enable any supporter of yours with an NFC enabled smartphone to merely tap the tag or sticker. They will then be taken to an online donation page where they can make their donation quickly and simply. These work great at in-person events so ideal for a tea and cake fundraiser! They could also easily be placed at the entrance to your charity or on collection boxes so visitors can donate to your cause if they wish.
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If you would like to discuss how Donater could help your charitable cause to raise money digitally, please contact us today.