Fundraisers for Second Hand September

Second Hand September is in full swing. It’s a great time of year for a clear out – Ready for decorations going up in a few months time and all the new gifts you might get from the big man in red! 

A good clear out is also a great opportunity for a spot of fundraising.

Here are a few ideas for fundraising during Second Hand September

Sell Unwanted Items Online

Sites like Vinted, Ebay and make getting rid of unwanted clothes and homeware super easy! 

Encourage your donors and supporters to have a clearout and then give whatever they make, or a percentage of their sales, to your worthy cause. 

Host a ‘Swap Party’

You know what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! A clothing and/ or homeware swap party is a great way of passing on unwanted items to someone who will use them. 

Supporters can ask guests for a small donation of £5 for people to come along with their items, and then swap til their heart’s content over some nibbles and a glass of fizz. All the proceeds going towards raising vital funds for your charity. 

Village Garage Sale / Car Boot

These are a great way of bringing a community of people together, where you can raise awareness of your cause as well as money to go towards it. A good one for village charities or school PTA’s!

You can charge a small fee to attend the event as a seller, as well as an entry donation to those wanting to visit the sale (or access to a map of the village where multiple garage sales are taking place). 

Those selling may also want to donate a percentage of their proceeds to your cause. 

Digital Fundraising is easy to Integrate with Donater

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.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss how Donater could help your charitable cause to raise money digitally, contact us today.

How will you be getting people to ‘move more’ whilst they fundraise? We’d love to hear your ideas too! You can tag us on Instagram or Facebook.

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