Fundraising tips

  • Tell your story People will care more and give more if they know why you care. Fundraisers who tell their story tend to raise on average 74% more than those who do not
  • Put a face to the name Fundraisers who upload a profile photo raise substantially more than those who don’t
  • Share early and shamelessly! Share your page via email, social media and any other channels as often and as loudly as you can. Studies have shown that people who share their page within an hour of creating it generally raise 52% more
  • Update your fanbase People who actively share their progress, which you can do automatically by syncing up your fitness tracker (Strava or Fitbit) to your sponsorship page, raise on average 40% more than those who don’t
  • Keep us in the loop We love to hear from you and we know how inspirational your stories are to others, so send us ideas, experiences or updates on your progress and we can also promote your challenge through our OCF channels
  • Be your own biggest fan! This is such a vital cause and by donating to your own page, you show your own commitment to it. In general, those whose own names appear prominently in their list of donors tend to raise over 120% more on average
  • Don't be shy about increasing your target if you can People tend to donate less than they might if they see you are very close to your goal, so don't hesitate to raise your target amount if you think you can
  • It ain't over till it's over Experience has taught those who run similar online sponsorship drives that 20% of donations come in after the challenge is over. So even if you've completed your 5050OCF challenge, it can't hurt to reach out one last time to your sponsors – especially if you have some news or a funny story about what happened during your challenge to share with them. Maybe they'll dig even deeper
  • Don't forget to say thank you to your donors And you are very much encouraged to thank them on behalf of the OCF as well. Never has "Cheers, you're a lifesaver!" been so apt
  • Don't forget to tag us on social Using the tag #5050OCF we’ll also be sharing your stories on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds, as well as listing a running total of kms covered and monies raised