On Sunday the clocks whizzed backwards to mark the changing of the seasons. This might be the start of darker evenings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something useful with that extra hour…
We’re seeing this as a great chance to encourage your supporters to see that extra hour as inspiration to do something good for your charitable cause! Perhaps they could volunteer their time for a community project, or make a donation towards your worthy cause.
Autumn is a great time of year to set goals, make positive changes and start new routines so this start to a new season is the perfect time to launch new fundraisers.
Clock Change Fundraising Ideas
Whether you’re looking for fundraising ideas to do yourself or you’re a charity looking for ways to mobilise your supporters in raising money for your cause – These ideas are perfect for putting as little as one hour to good use.
Volunteer An Hour of Your Time
Gaining an hour got us thinking about how your supporters could use an hour of their time for good. Encourage your donors to put an hour of their time to good use by volunteering for your charitable cause. Whether it’s using their expertise to help with accounts or marketing, or bucket shaking at an event, something as little as an hour could really help.
Time can be hard to come by for a charity and we don’t always have enough of it to go around, so asking your supporters to donate their extra hour in some way could be a huge help for your charity.
60 Minute Challenges
What 60 minute challenge could be done to garner sponsorships? A sponsored swim, run, walk or cycle all make great challenges – Encourage people to get involved and donate. There are plenty of activities that are all very doable in an hour per day or a couple of times a week. If physical / exercise challenges don’t float your boat then what about a one-hour-per-week Book Club? Or maybe a 1 hour Coffee Morning!
Donate an Hour’s Pay
How much do you earn in an hour? Ask your supporters if they would be willing to donate however much they earn in one hour to your worthy cause to celebrate the extra hour we’ve gained (whether you worked it or not!).
60 Minutes of Something Silly
What’s the wackiest thing you could do for an hour? Maybe sit in a bath of baked beans, talk like a pirate, don’t talk at all, speak only in verse, communicate only in the form of song etc etc. There are plenty of silly things you could do for an hour that would garner sponsorships!
Digital Fundraising is easy to Integrate with Donater this Autumn
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.