Fundraising Ideas Inspired by Dry January

Have you been doing Dry January?

Every year, after all the festivities of the Christmas season are over, people give up alcohol for the month of January. 

There are many benefits of giving up alcohol, such as:

  • Improved sleep
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Less alcohol-related symptoms like stomach troubles, headaches etc
  • Saving money

Which is why, with the end of January now in sight, many people could be tempted to continue Dry January into February and the months beyond. And whilst you’re doing something amazing for yourself, why not do something amazing for others too? 

Why not use this opportunity to also do a spot of fundraising? 

Fundraising Ideas for Dry January and Beyond

Sponsorships for Staying Sober

Everyone loves to support a challenge, so encourage your supporters taking part in Dry January to ask their friends, family and colleagues to support them in staying sober goals, with all the donations going towards your worthy cause. 

Snap and Share Your Favourite Alcohol-Free Sips

When you give something up, it’s natural that you find some brilliant alternatives! So why not share them? There are some amazing alcohol-free drinks available – Encourage your supporters to find and share their favourites on social media. Give them a hashtag to use and spread the word so you can reach a wider audience and raise awareness of your charity. 

Sell a Mocktail Recipes E-Book

Let your creative cocktail juices flow by sharing some tasty mocktail recipes in the form of an E-Book. For a small fee, your supporters can enjoy some delicious mocktail recipes to help get them through Dr January and into the months beyond. 

Donate What You Save

It’s amazing how much can be saved when swapping a pint of beer for a can of coke down the pub on a Friday evening. Or swapping the bottle of wine for a posh squash in the weekly shop. Over the course of a month those pennies add up to pounds! And every pound and penny are vital for charities. Encourage your Dry January supporters to save up what they save from swapping out the alcohol, and donate some or all of it to your worthy cause. 

Donater Can Help You Raise Money 

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, 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 Santa Fun Run event, such as posters, newsletters or even the Santa costumes themselves.
  • 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 really well with in-person events, and could easily be placed on collection boxes during the Santa Fun Run so spectators can donate to your cause if they wish. 

Get in touch today if you think Donater could help boost your donations digitally.

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