With Virgin Money Giving you can set up a fundraising page to collect donations online. It's the fastest and easiest way for people to sponsor you.
Whether you're wondering how to get started or if your fundraising has hit a plateau, follow our top tips to help you boost your fundraising total.
Add a photo
Say cheese and get that selfie uploaded to your page. Fundraisers with photos on their page tend to raise 14% more for every snap they share. Make sure you share lots of photos of your training progress with your supporters and don't forget the all-important finish line selfie to let everyone know you've conquered the ride.
Share your story
Whatever your reason for taking on the ride, share your story on your page for maximum impact. If people know why the cause is important to you, they'll be more likely to make a donation. This is the first thing people will read on your page and could earn you an additional 9% in donations.
Set a fundraising target
Let everyone know what your goal is so they can help you smash it - pages with a target raise up to 46% more. And don't be afraid to increase your original target if you hit it before the event, people are less likely to donate if they see you've already hit your target.
Keep your supporters updated
Remember to share regular updates to spread the word about your fundraising and training. This keeps your supporters engaged with your challenge and is a good way to tempt your biggest fans into coming back to donate again.
Add in any offline fundraising
If you've also been fundraising offline, don't forget to add these donations to your total to show everyone how well you're doing. You can pay in any offline fundraising yourself, just pop it into your account and donate to your page. That way all your fundraising is in one place.
Share your page
When you're happy with your page, make sure you share it via social media and email. Whenever you update your page, remember to share it again to keep those donations rolling in!