We understand that the thought of reaching your fundraising target can seem like a challenge, and you might not be sure how to ask people for donations. Not to worry - we’ve got a few fundraising tips which could help you feel more confident in your fundraising and help you out along the way.
Set up a JustGiving page
Setting up a JustGiving page is the best way to help you fundraise and reach your target, and it’s never too late to set one up. A JustGiving page is the easiest and fastest way for people to sponsor you. You can create your JustGiving page for the BHF here.
If you’re unsure of how to set up your page and get started then check out our top tips for getting started with your page.
Asking friends and family for donations can for some feel a bit daunting, one tip we have is to aim for the end of the month, around payday. Feeling flush at the end of month, donating for your hard work won’t seem such an issue.
If you work in a large office, why not use their internal communications to help you out. Is there an office newsletter or monthly email that is sent to all your colleagues? Ask for your story and why you’re riding the London to Brighton Bike Ride to be featured in there for sponsorships. This helps take the pressure off you having to ask your colleagues for donations.
Friends and Family
Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know. When it comes to fundraising this saying couldn’t be truer. If you have a large family, ask them to ask their friends or ask them to promote your page at their workplace. It’s time to extend your network of sponsors.
Fundraising shouldn’t be a chore or a worry so make sure you are enjoying it! If you’re struggling with ideas have a look on our hub where we have a selection of ideas for you to have a go at. Alternatively, just think of something that you enjoy doing and turn it into a fundraiser.