Bye bye bleak January – Hello month of love! February has arrived and boosted everyone’s spirit with a spot of sunshine and dare we say it, slightly lighter evenings?
With Valentine’s Day coming up to get everyone’s hearts racing, we thought what better time to share some ideas to make it easy for potential donors to show your charity of choice some love.
Pay Day has come after the longest month known to man, and people are feeling a spring in their step and a bit of cash in their pocket. So why not try and boost those donation pots and get some fun fundraisers on the go this February?
If you’re a charitable organisation and are looking for ways to raise money then read on. But first – Do you have the digital infrastructure in place to enable your donors to donate online? In this day and age you need to be able to fundraiser digitally – And lucky for you Donater makes this both easy and cost effective with our suite of online fundraising tools.
If you’re determined to take advantage of mobile and online donations then you’re in the right place.
Here are 5 fundraisers for February to get those charitable funds rising.
Raise Your Heart Rate
Love is truly in the air during February, so why not jump at the chance to turn all this talk of hearts into an opportunity to raise money? Physical challenges make the perfect fundraiser so encourage your donors and supporters to get those hearts pumping by taking on a sponsored walk, run, swim or cycle in aid of your charity this February.
Show Someone You Care with an Act of Kindness
February isn’t just about romantic love – It can be about any kind of love! From Galentine’s to showing a friend or colleague an act of kindness. Being kind goes a long way! It’s also a great way of getting the whole family involved in charitable notions and encouraging more kindness in the world. Being kind and helping other people is such a valuable thing to share. Your supporters can couple this kindness with a fundraiser by keeping a tally of all the random acts of kindness they do throughout the month of February and then asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their efforts and make a donation to your cause. Whether it’s offering to help an elderly neighbour with shopping and household chores, or buying the person behind you in the queue a coffee – There are plenty of low-cost ways to show people we care. Share a bit of love this February.
A Caring Community
As we said above, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about the one you love – Why not a whole community? If your charitable cause works locally then this is a fantastic opportunity to help those in your immediate community at the same time as raising awareness and funds for your worthy cause. Perhaps you could organise a sponsored Litter Pick at a local park, host a ‘garage’ sale at your local community centre or host a Valentine’s themed bake sale. You could even run a community post box where people can send a Valentine to someone in the village for a small donation.
Coffee and Cake
Is there ever a time that’s not good for a coffee and cake? Coffee mornings are a super popular fundraiser – They’re easy to do and a great chance to gather all the people you love for a catch up over a cuppa. Whilst raising money at the same time, of course! Encourage your supporters to host their own coffee morning for your cause by creating a fundraising pack with all the essentials in – We’re thinking recipes, decorations and ideas for a creative coffee morning in the comfort of their own kitchen. It’s the perfect Palentine’s event!
Flipping February Fundraiser
Any excuse for a pancake pun… As February includes Pancake Day (Tuesday 21st) then why not host a Pancake Competition? There could be prizes for the best flavours or the highest number of successful flips! Increase awareness and exposure of your charity by encouraging supporters to share their entries on your social media channels – The perfect opportunity to grow your audience! Don’t forget to ask for sponsorships or a small fee to enter your competitions.
Can We Help You Raise Money Digitally?
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.
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.
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.
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 better with in-person events, but could easily be placed at the entrance to your charity or on collection boxes so visitors can donate to your cause if they wish.
Please get in touch if you think Donater could help boost your donations digitally.