Donate Your Christmas 2016
Join Our Most Effective Fundraising Campaign Fighting Global Poverty
Want to know how you can help a top proven charity without spending a dime? The secret is fundraising! With a time investment of just a few hours, you could raise $500 or more, which is perhaps one of the best per-hour values you can get!
The easiest way to try fundraising is to run a fundraiser where you let your friends and family know that they can give donations instead of Christmas presents. Christmas is the classic time when people can fundraise for charity without appearing too pushy. Below you'll see the easy steps for running a Christmas fundraiser.
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You may also be interested in running a birthday or general fundraiser, which involves the same easy steps.
Create a Fundraiser
This part is really simple - visit our Christmas fundraisers page for the US, the UK, Canada or Australia on leading donations platform CauseVox and click “Create a Fundraising Page”. The process should be self-explanatory, and we’ve provided default text and pictures for you so you’ll be done in no time.
Promote Your Fundraiser
But don't forget the most important part! You won't raise any money simply by creating the page and letting it sit there. Instead, you have to promote it! The more time you put in here, the more money you'll raise.
Post about it on Facebook, often!
Facebook is a great way to share your campaign with people who might be interested. Anyone can see and contribute to it. It's also a great place to thank your donors.
Here's a sample message that we've found works when posted a few times over several days:
"If you're getting me a Christmas present or planning to donate to charity, you can now combine the two! Rather than Christmas presents I'm asking for donations to one of the world's most effective charities. [Provide details of the charity, for instance 'It all goes to deworming children which increases school attendance and increases their lifelong income.']"
Send some emails!
Friends and family (even distant family) are also good targets for email. Here are some sample emails that you can use or adapt:
[PERSONAL SENTENCE HERE.]
If you're getting me a Christmas present or planning to donate to charity, you can now combine the two! Rather than Christmas presents I'm asking for donations to one of the world's most effective charities. [Provide details of the charity, for instance 'It all goes to deworming children which increases school attendance and increases their lifelong income.']"
You can donate through this page I set up. [LINK]"
Mention your fundraising plans in Christmas party invitations.
I am having a Christmas party at [PERSONAL DETAILS OMITTED]. We will have mulled wine, mince pies, and great company.
I am also running a Christmas fundraiser for charity. Donations are my favorite gift and all donated money will be guaranteed to have a high impact!
Contact us if you want help
Contact us if you want help or advice in making your Christmas fundraiser a success; we love to help others who support top charities! If you're interested in running a Christmas fundraiser, fill out the form below and we'll contact you a few weeks before Christmas day: